Archive for July 2012

Why do employers run background checks?

background check on you prior to employment. But why? Why do employers go through this process with potential employees (and current employees too, in some circumstances)? Here are four reasons as to why it’s an essential part of any hiring process for employers. Federal and state requirements For many companies, it is a requirement –…

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Background checks in Colorado spike after shooting

CNN report that such figures show 43% increase over the previous Friday through Sunday, when 2,012 background checks cleared. On the Friday and Saturday right after the shooting, more than 1,200 applicants were approved on each of those two days. Figures from earlier in the month showed a low of 820 and a high of…

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Aurora shooter unhindered by background check

background check or screening. According to the New York Times, the suspect ordered 3,000 rounds of handgun ammunition, 3,000 rounds for an assault rifle and 350 shells for a 12-gauge shotgun — an amount of firepower that costs roughly $3,000 at the online sites — in the four months before the shooting. He also bought bulletproof…

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Yahoo changes background check language for Mayer

 resigning due to resume fraud not too long ago. It caused huge embarrassment to Yahoo, as well as highlighting how important employment verification is prior to making a hire. In that instance, Scott Thompson had claimed on his resume that he had a degree in computer science. A simple background check performed once he was hired proved…

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US athlete fails drug test – pulls out of Olympics

more than 6,000 samples expected over the course of the games. It seems that the influence of drugs, and the ferocity of drug screening procedures in place, have already begun. Sprinter Debbie Dunn recently withdrew from the U.S. Olympic team after failing a drug test during the selection trials last month. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency After trials on June 24 in Eugene,…

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Over 1 million Brits working with drugs in their system

GulfNews, more than 1 million Brits are going to work with drugs in their system. The study states that around one in 30 employees tested at work last year had taken narcotics, with the most commonly-used drugs being cannabis, opiates and cocaine, figures from a drug-testing firm have revealed. Drug-use among employees was up 43 per…

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Penn. State introduce new background check policy

criminal background check before approval of their work at the University. Three of the University’s prior policies (HR69, HR95 and HR96) have been combined into the new HR99 policy, “Background Check Process,” incorporating a more comprehensive procedure that also ensures compliance with recently issued U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on background checks. “To provide…

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North Carolina passes bill to potentially aid felons

PilotOnline reported this week how some felons in North Carolina would get a fresh start under a bill passed by a Senate panel that allows judges to erase some nonviolent convictions if the individuals met a series of requirements. To get the crimes expunged, 15 years must have passed since the conviction, and “good moral…

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