Archive for February 2012

A guide to North Carolina employment screening

levels at a high, employment screening checks become an even more stringent part of the pre-employment process. More unemployed = more employment screening It might sound odd, but having more people out of work can often lead to increased levels of background checks and employment screening. Why? Well, when there are a lot of applicants…

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E-verify now available nationwide

announced that E-Verify Self-Check, a program that allows job hunters to confirm their employment eligibility status, is now available in every state of the Nation. Many employers use E-Verify to confirm their new employees’ work authorization. Now, employees can use the Self-Check services to determine if there are any discrepancies in their record, and to…

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North Carolina employment down in last decade

new report from consulting firm South By North Strategies. In our contrasting post earlier this week, which discussed how employment has increased since the new year, we mentioned how January saw a big jump in job creation across America. Nonetheless, it seems that recent increases remain small when considering the bigger picture. Even though North Carolina’s…

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U.S. economy adds 243,000 jobs in January

‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – JANUARY 2012’ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report showed the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point in January 2012 to 8.3 percent and has fallen by 0.8 point since August 2011. Other key points include: Professional and business services employment added 70,000 jobs in…

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New payroll tax deal would increase drug screening

84 percent of employers required new hires to pass a drug test. Federal law currently does not allow states to deny benefits for reasons other than misconduct, fraud or disqualifying earnings – so this move is a significant one. I’m glad that it’s in there,” Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told HuffPost in an interview. Kingston was…

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Employee fraud increases by 41% in twelve months

Fraud Type   Jan To Dec 2010   Jan To Dec 2011   % Change   Account Fraud  40  43  7.5%  Dishonest action by staff to obtain a benefit by theft or deception  156  220  41.0%  Employment application fraud (successful)  14  18  28.6%  Employment application fraud (unsuccessful)  91  83  -8.8%  Unlawful obtaining or disclosure of…

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Background checks run on just 5% of Nevada daycare workers

News4 reported that only 5% of new daycare workers in Nevada have their background checks for abuse and neglect completed on time when they start work. That was just one of several scary facts uncovered in a recent investigation by the Legislative Auditor of Nevada. That report reads: “there is an increased risk to the health and safety of…

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How to perform an applicant background check

staff testing will provide you with a better understanding of whether the individual will be an asset or a hindrance to your business. So how do you get started?  Firstly, I would decide which types of background checks you would like to perform.  There are various different types of background check that can be performed, and it will…

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FCC warns background check mobile apps may be illegal

Employment checks in North Carolina faced a potential hurdle this week as the Federal Trade Commission said it sent letters to six unidentified mobile applications makers warning them that their background screening apps may be violating federal statutes. Specifically the FTC said if the app makers have reason to believe their background reporting apps are being used for employment screening, housing,…

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NC Attorney General unveils sex offender app

The Department of Justice on Monday released a free mobile application that utilizes the GPS mapping feature built into the Apple iPhone and iPad to show the names, photos and homes of registered sex offenders living nearby. Users can search for offenders within a 1, 3 or 5-mile radius of their present location and receive alerts whenever…

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