Archive for October 2013

Five tips for pre-screening employees during the hiring process

cost your business a whole lot of money – up to $840,000, to be more precise. Not to mention the potential legal ramifications. So it’s really important that you take some extra time during the hiring process to pre-screen your employees properly, without cutting any corners. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind…

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MYB involvement in the local community

Believe Benefit for Rhonda Peterson, coming together with others in the local community in the fight against cancer. Karen was joined by many other local business leaders at Innisfree Farm in Fletcher, NC, including Melanie Pace from our friends, Tar Heel Paving. It truly was a heart-warming event that emphasized the powerful relationships and support…

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What is a 9-panel drug test?

23.9 million Americans use drugs, there is clearly a growing need for drug testing – and that’s where we can help. How the 9-panel drug test works Most 9-panel drug tests are urine analysis kits that let you see whether someone has drugs in their system or not. A urinalysis is one of the best…

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Demand for criminal background checks at record level in Rhode Island

according to the Providence Journal. “Want to work as a massage therapist, schoolteacher, motorcycling instructor or caretaker in a nursing home? Need to bring your family to a homeless shelter? If the answer is yes, you’ll need to visit a police department or the attorney general’s office…where employees in the Bureau of Criminal Identification will…

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Government shutdown hurt both employment and economic growth

according to a Gallup poll released last Thursday. An average of 35 percent of workers said their employers were adding jobs; 17 percent said they were losing colleagues. The 18-point variance, which Gallup calls its “Job Creation Index,” is three points lower than in September, and is the lowest measure since March. From May to…

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California enacts "Ban the Box" legislation

Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218), making California the most recent state to “Ban the Box”. The bill prohibits requesting criminal background information on the initial employment application for local and state government employees, with the goal of reducing unnecessary barriers to employment for the one in four adult Californians who have an arrest or conviction…

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Giffords takes background check campaign to New York gun show

(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption] Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, a former combat pilot and astronaut, were with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday to highlight a voluntary agreement and stricter state gun control law. It was the latest event visited by Giffords and Kelly in their national campaign…

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Hundreds of U.S. security clearances seen falsified

This data includes the contractor that looked into Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. Reuters calculated the total by reviewing court documents and press releases from prosecutors for 21 cases resulting in convictions that involved the making of false statements from December 2004 to March 2012. These are the cases government officials have cited to assert that action…

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