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May 30, 2013

Given that EEOC background check guidelines are geared towards preventing discrimination based on race and national origin, employers must take care when exercising background checks to ensure that they are legal, and effective. According to EEOC guidance on criminal background checks, employers’ use of individuals’ criminal history in making employment decisions could be considered employment […]

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May 27, 2013

Amongst all of the debate surrounding Federal Gun Control in the U.S., it is crucial to recognize the risks posed to the workforce, and how those risks can be minimized and mitigated. While national consensus may be hard to derive, the issue of firearms in the workplace cannot be ignored. The Issue and the Debate: […]

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May 20, 2013

Safety should be of the utmost importance to the small business owner. Not only to confirm compliance with the OSHA requirements for small businesses, but also to prevent illness and injury in the workplace—which will inevitably kill employee morale and halt productivity. OSHA requirements for small businesses can differ based on industry; however, there are […]

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May 13, 2013

Effective hiring, for small businesses, is achieved by conducting the necessary employment background checks to learn more about the applicant’s history, which could either disqualify them, or confirm their compatibility with your company. Though pre-employment background checks for small businesses are a crucial component to the applicant selection process, small business owners may not be […]

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April 10, 2013

Studies show that nearly half of new employees fail to reach their 18th month.  The Wynhurst Group estimates that the cost of losing an employee in the first year is at least three times salary.  A study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that, of the 6 million injured on the job each year, […]

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April 9, 2013

A contractor background check is an important step in the hiring process to ensure that individuals who may have access to secure areas have been appropriately screened. When you are reviewing applicants, consider these contractor screening best practices. What are the risks that a company faces when they do not perform background checks on contractors, or do […]

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April 2, 2013

When your company is screening new applicants, consider these hiring best practices to ensure the background information collected is acquired legally and ethically. When should a company consider an applicant tracking system to manage their hiring efforts? Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have become a standard tool in the hiring process. An ATS tracks candidates as […]

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