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Archive for May 2015

Could fingerprints be the next leading method for drug testing?

The FBI has a fingerprint database for conducting federal criminal background checks, and plenty of organizations and employers require their employees and volunteers to be fingerprinted as a way to ensure the workers do not have criminal records. But can fingerprint background checks be used for anything besides criminal records? A new study shows they…

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Kansas Senate votes to override Gov. veto of Uber bill

shut down operations in Kansas. “We’re not asking for much,” said Rep. Scott Schwab, one of the bill’s backers. “I mean, in Colorado next to us, they go through their bureau of investigation and Uber didn’t leave there. … We have to make sure, just like everybody else on the road, they have protections.” Meanwhile,…

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Colo. lawmakers introduce volunteer background checking bill — again

In March, we shared that Colorado lawmakers had voted to kill a bill that would protect children involved in youth sports organizations from child predators. The bill sponsors said that employees, coaches and volunteers associated with extracurricular youth sports groups should have to undergo background checks, but the bill was rejected because the Colorado Senate…

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Hiring managers: Avoid these questions when interviewing

new study from Career Builder and Harris Polls shows that 20 percent of hiring managers have asked job applicants illegal interview questions, whether inadvertently or intentionally. Similarly, one in three managers don’t know what kinds of questions are illegal to ask during the interview process. Which begs the question, do YOU know what kinds of…

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April 2015 employment: surge in business, health care jobs

a release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 223,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. workforce in April, primarily in business, health care and construction. The unemployment rate remained steady between March and April, hovering around 5.4 percent of the population (about 8.5 million people). Of the new positions available, 62,000 of them are…

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MYB awarded EEO Contracts – We Mind their Business so they don’t have to!

Hendersonville, NC, May 20, 2015 — Last month, Mind Your Business Inc., (MYB), was awarded two new contracts to conduct Administrative Management Inquiries for Federal Government Agencies, and a contract to write Final Agency Decisions for a federal government agency. Headquartered in Hendersonville, N.C., MYB also has an office in Washington, D.C., covering the entire…

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‘Provocative’ study shows hiring bias for college STEM jobs favors women

new study by PNAS regarding women applying for STEM tenure-track positions shocked researchers when it was discovered that, based solely on resume comparisons, women were preferred for tenure-track university jobs 2:1 over male candidates with identical qualifications. This held true among every STEM field in the study — biology, engineering and psychology — with the exception…

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TSA implements new background checks for aviation employees

After a breach in airport security in which a Transportation Security Administration employee attempted to smuggle weapons onto a plane leaving Atlanta, the TSA has set new policies to help keep both staff and passengers safer. The Administration announced at the end of April that they had finished a review of airport security measures throughout…

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Ride-sharing companies say their background checks are good enough

Georgia House Bill 225 — nicknamed the “Uber bill” — is likely to be signed into law early in May. Under the bill, ride-sharing companies must prove they pay taxes and have $1 million in liability insurance, and drivers must undergo criminal background checks. Despite the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s statement that “[fingerprinting is] the…

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New York City passes pre-employment credit-check ban

strictest pre-employment credit checking law in the country. In a 47-3 vote, the New York City Council passed a bill preventing employers in the city from running credit checks on job applicants. “Millions of Americans who have bad credit would also be great employees,” said Brad Lander, who sponsored the bill. “What they need to…

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