Archive for October 2011

Pre-employment screening: how to get started

background checks and pre-employment screening – knowing that such checks can protect their company and employees. However, the first hurdle is often the biggest. In this case, it’s getting started. So here are a few tips for businesses to take notice of – how to get started with pre-employment screening: Find a pre-employment screening service…

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Illegal immigrant became sheriff despite background check

background check when he applied to be a cadet at the age of 14 in 2005, Sheriff’s investigator Bill House said last week. It is quite an astounding discovery to see such a breach of trust for a position of lawful authority. Wilmar Arnulfo Perez, 20, was charged with a felony count of criminal impersonation…

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Drug testing for welfare recipients: Update

implementing it in May only for others to be calling for the law to be repealed a couple of months later. In what has surely been one of the most controversial years for the welfare system, where do we stand now as we head towards 2012? Currently, 36 states have implemented welfare drug testing –…

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Quest Diagnostics release 2011 drug testing analysis

Quest Diagnostics have released an analysis of drug testing in the workplace over the first six months of 2011 – providing us with a look at a national level as to which substances are being the most widely used, and the common misconceptions in the industry. We want to share this information with you, to…

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Small businesses at risk in hiring new employees

drugs in the workplace is a big one. According to statistics from recent studies on drug abuse by American workers, workplace drug and alcohol use costs U.S. businesses an estimated $100 billion each year. U.S. Department of Labor studies show that workers who abuse drugs and alcohol are more likely to skip work or, when they are on…

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Why a pre-employment screening service is essential to your business

pre-employment screening is a great way to protect their business and employees from dangerous situations, many dismiss it as a something which is too much work and too complex to find time to get around to. That’s an understandable position, but is exactly what a pre-employment screening service is there to help with. A pre-employment…

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College faces lawsuit for drug testing implementation

brave step by the college to apparently prepare students for “profitable employment” upon graduation. “Drug screening is becoming an increasingly important part of the world of work,” the school said. If students refuse to be tested they face possible expulsion. As expected, it didn’t take long for the college to face a legal challenge regarding the…

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U.S. tests airport background checks

Reuters. The PreCheck program, whose goal is to speed up the airport security process, is being tested in Miami, Dallas, Detroit and Atlanta for the moment, but could be expanded to other cities if successful, TSA officials said. Fewer than 10,000 travellers are now participating in the program, which allows selected frequent flyers boarding American…

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