It makes sense that healthcare facilities would want their employees to be healthy, considering that their job is to dole out advice and care to keep others healthy. But do hospitals and health systems have the right to include smoking bans in their corporate hiring policy? Or can banning cigarettes and other forms of tobacco…

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Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors has proposed new regulations requiring ice cream truck operators, and other street vendors whose primary clientele consists of unsupervised children, to undergo fingerprinting and background checks before being licensed to run their businesses in Los Angeles County. Conducting these employee criminal history checks prior to licensing could potentially keep…

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Maryland fingerprinting company Worldwide Management was hired to provide criminal background checks and fingerprinting services as part of the pre-employment process. The company then vanished from its mall location, leaving those who had paid for screening services in the lurch. In addition, Worldwide Management owed the state of Maryland more than $300,000 for collections and…

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Within the past year, Dallas has seen an increase in ride-sharing companies. Similar to taxi services, ride-sharing companies like UberX help commuters get to work or meetings without contributing to clogged highways and stubborn rush-hour traffic, or without wear and tear on their vehicles. However, after it was discovered that one of UberX’s drivers had…

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introduced bills or passed laws outlawing these types of practices, particularly “shoulder surfing” and requesting passwords. While only about a quarter of companies utilize search engines (and even fewer use social media) for pre-employment screening, this does not mean that employers have stopped looking for information about a potential hire. The small percentage may be…

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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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70% of companies now run some form of criminal background checks on their employees. These criminal background checks are part of wider employment screening practices, which are implemented to protect a business and its future. With pre-employment screening becoming an ever-increasingly important part of many hiring strategies, one of the key questions to ask is…

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pre-employment background checks as part of their business strategy, there’s no denying the importance of them. However, for those that don’t, it’s easy to question why and how they can benefit their company. To put it in its most simplest terms, here are ten facts which show why pre-employment background checks are an absolute essential…

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background checks and pre-employment screening – knowing that such checks can protect their company and employees. However, the first hurdle is often the biggest. In this case, it’s getting started. So here are a few tips for businesses to take notice of – how to get started with pre-employment screening: Find a pre-employment screening service…

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