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Archive for December 2017

Study: 38% of employers have lost candidates due to poor background screening processes

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 38% of employers have lost a candidate because they had a negative experience with their background check. However, less than half of HR managers who conduct background checks have tested their background check experience themselves. And when employers do test their process, they identify a less than ideal candidate experience,…

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New DOT drug testing panel to take effect January 1, 2018

In response to the current opioid crisis, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has made a final ruling on new DOT drug testing panels. These will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The DOT drug testing program will now include testing for expanded opiates – including hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone. These four semi-synthetic opioids have been…

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November 2017 employment: US adds 228,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained unchanged at 4.1%, while the economy added 228,000 jobs, in November. The labor force participation rate remained at 62.7 percent in November and has shown no clear trend over the…

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Uber fined $8.9 million for Colorado background checks

Last month, Colorado regulators fined Uber $8.9 million for allowing 57 drivers with criminal or motor vehicle offenses onto its network. “We have determined that Uber had background check information that should have disqualified these drivers under the law, but they were allowed to drive anyway,” Doug Dean, director of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, CPUC,…

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California employers should be aware of these new employment laws

Several new laws have been introduced that California employers must come into compliance with by January 1, 2018. If you’re an employer in California, take note. These laws focus on regulating the hiring and recruiting process, expanding parental leave rights, requiring changes to mandated harassment training, and limiting employers’ ability to cooperate with federal immigration…

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