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Archive for April 2012

Why staff testing is integral to your business success

As an employer, one of the most important aspects of hiring is this form of staff testing, which consists of two main parts: pre-employment background checks and drug screening. There are several reasons as to why it’s a good idea to run pre-employment background checks on potential new hires, including taking precaution to avoid future litigation and legal requirements.…

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North Carolina looks to rectify teacher employment issues

teacher background checks being implemented with increased legislation, teacher’s unions have long made it difficult to get unsuitable teachers removed from the education system. However, under an education reform package rolled out Monday by Senate Republicans, North Carolina’s public school teachers would see employment tenure eliminated, but become eligible for performance bonuses. The public school…

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Report on inaccurate background checks contains inaccuracies itself

‘Broken Records: How Errors by Criminal Background Checking Companies Harm Workers and Businesses’ claims mistakes on criminal background check reports conducted for employers cost job seekers employment and recommends solutions for improving the accuracy and accountability of background check providers. However, a San Francisco-area based safe hiring expert finds the NCLC report “is itself fatally flawed…

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81% of IT professionals support background screening

While this is an impression provided by just one industry, it would certainly be possible to suggest this represents the workforce overall. With organizations becoming wary of resumes because many include irrelevant buzzwords, exaggerations and lies, the study went on to say that “nearly two-thirds (64%) of IT professionals say resumes include misrepresentations of the…

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Australian company told "no urine drug tests"

arguing it has a right to determine whether its staff are chronic drug-users. During arbitration last month, Fair Work Australia determined it would be ”unjust and unreasonable” for Endeavour Energy to conduct urine tests because the tests could show a positive result from drug use days earlier. The senior deputy president of FWA, Jonathan Hamberger,…

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Background checks skyrocket in March due to gun sales

Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns. Gun background checks hit a peak at Christmas, and the…

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How to perform employment checks in North Carolina

levels at a high in the Tar Heel State, employment checks in North Carolina become an even more stringent part of the pre-employment process. If you’re an employer in North Carolina (or in any state for that matter), here are a few simple steps for how to get started. With unemployment relatively high in North Carolina,…

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Avoid hiring unproductive employees once and for all

Listen up employers, CEO’s and business owners, here are three sure-fire ways to improve your business productivity and profits: Verify work and education history It is critically important for any company to determine whether the information a job applicant provides is genuine, by instituting a verification process. Whether it’s their work history or their education…

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