Archive for April 2013

Gov't employees three times more likely to be victims of workplace violence

Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994–2011’ released by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, the average annual rate of workplace violence perpetrated against local, county, state, and federal government employees in 2011 was three times greater than that of private sector workers. The annual average rate of workplace violence against local, county, state,…

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MYB provides international background checks for AUSAID project

Great news! We recently provided the international background checks for the team working on the AUSAID project. We’re delighted to have been a part of it; you can read the full press release and learn more about the initiative below: RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – RTI International has been awarded the first phase of an ambitious 15-year…

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The 15 most unusual things a boss has asked an employee to do

recently released a list of 15 of the most unusual things that bosses have asked employees to do. The national survey, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive from February 11 to March 6, 2013, included more than 3,600 U.S. workers across industries and company sizes. First, participants were asked to grade their boss’s performance. The…

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IRS offers tips on identity protection

website recently, in order to protect taxpayers at this critical financial period of the year. We’ve re-purposed them and published below; take a look: 1. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or social media tools to request personal or financial information. The IRS does not send emails stating you are being electronically audited…

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North Carolina passes background check requirement for welfare applicants

Texas lawmakers enacted a similar regulation. The North Carolina bill passed last week requires all social services employees to perform background checks to screen welfare and food stamp applicants with outstanding arrest warrants and other active violations. Social services employees would have to report applicants to law enforcement. The bill, proposed by Republican Dean Arp,…

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Employee verification: An essential ingredient to business success

pre-employment screening, employee verification primarily refers to verifying the experience a job candidate claims to have – both their education and their prior employment. So what exactly are these? Education Verification Considering that many employers rate experience and the interview performance over and above actual education history, the primary reason for verifying education in a background check is…

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Job seekers test positive for drugs at highest rate since 2007

While some employers are still on the fence with regards to drug testing, this latest information may make those against it rethink. “Employers are going to have to take a hard look at their policies and decide if they want to do drug testing,” said Holli Hartman, counsel at BakerHostetler. “[Marijuana] is still an illegal…

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Employment report shows 158,000 jobs added in March

March 2013 ADP National Employment Report announced that private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 158,000 jobs from February 2013 to March 2013. “The U.S. private sector added 158,000 jobs in the month of March 2013, with the majority of the new jobs created by service providers. Over the first quarter of 2013, the ADP…

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