Archive for August 2012

TSA continues Pre-Check background screening

The Pre-Check program – recently implemented at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport  – will give approved “trusted travelers” access to an expedited line, allowing them to skip some of the usual tasks that slow screenings — removing shoes, belts and jackets, and separating laptops and plastic bags filled with lip balm and liquids. To qualify for a program,…

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How to create a drug testing policy

For this post, we are going to focus on the latter – hiring strategy – and more specifically, drug testing. A drug testing policy is vital for any business, to help ensure that those you hire are safe and sober, and that your employees remain that way once hired. Implementing a drug testing policy can…

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Are NC children safe as they return to school?

Teacher background checks From predators to personal information, there’s a substantial list of items that children needs protecting from as they enter the new school year. Background checks for teachers has long been an issue for many states, North Carolina included. Despite teacher background checks being implemented with increased legislation, teacher’s unions have long made it difficult to…

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Drug testing for jobs: Employer's guide

employment screening policy. Drug testing prior to an employee starting an employment contract reassures company management that their workforce is sober, and will be a productive and effective team. But employers might be asking, why drug test employees? Why not follow your gut instinct, or rely on the interview to cast judgement? Well, in truth,…

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Huffington Post's ad-sales chief fails background check

Ad Age. The dismissal centered around a background check turning up an old, outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court related to a 2003 DWI charge that he says he has since dealt with. “I did not know about [the outstanding warrant] … but it was a stupid mistake,” he said. An AOL spokeswoman said…

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2012 changes affect employment background checks

informative piece recently regarding a few of the significant changes that have been implemented in the background screening industry this year. For example, were you aware that 2012 “is the first time in more than 20 years, since 1990, that the industry has updated their regulations”? We thought it was worth highlighting the key points noted,…

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Multiple Olympic athletes expelled after failed drug tests

Colombian 400m runner Diego Palomeque has become the latest in a long line of athletes to formally be excluded, banned or disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics after a failed drugs test. Palomeque gave a urine sample that tested positive for testosterone. He has stated that the result was caused by him injecting himself with a homeopathic…

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Background checks questioned in NFL

If you’re a football fan, the likelihood is that you have. She has become the most talked-about replacement official in recent times, initially because she’ll be the first female to officiate an NFL game. She also has participated in the World Series of Poker, which has prompted the NFL Referees Association to plan an assault on her…

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Employment stays consistent in July for US

according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the unemployment rate stayed consistent, going up ever so slightly from 8.22% to 8.25%. As we are continue to see people desperately seeking employment, employers remain in the powerful position of being able to pick and choose only the best applicants. Part of this filtering process…

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Bill may limit criminal background checks in Michigan

bill (H.R. 6220) introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) would prohibit employers from asking about or checking an applicant’s criminal record until a conditional offer of employment has been made. Known as the “Ban the Box” bill, it would even prohibit the employer from asking the applicant to mark a box on the application form indicating…

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