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Procurement

Understanding the Soft Cost of a Managed Service in the Procurement Process

In the procurement process, you take into account a range of variables when deciding on a provider. In addition to the upfront quoted price for products or services, you also consider a provider’s reliability, responsiveness, and the potential long-term value of the relationship. The cost of a managed service is particularly multi-faceted. It represents not only the price you pay directly to the provider for specific services, but also the soft costs—the costs and potential savings associated with the provider’s processes, technology, and service quality.  Though the soft costs related to a service are not visible or associated with physical items, they can affect the value you receive from the service provider more than you think.
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Drug Screening

What Is the Lifetime Value of Ongoing Drug Screening?

Employment drug screening is an essential component of the pre-employment hiring and screening process. It can help you manage hiring risk and potentially keep some accidents and injuries from happening.  Employers across a range of industries include drug screening for some or all employees. According to a recent Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) survey, 44 percent of organizations conduct drug and alcohol screening on all candidates, and another 23 percent screen some candidates. But drug screening doesn’t have to stop at the hiring process. When conducted at various points throughout an individual’s employment, drug screening can help you protect all stakeholders across your workplace.
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Healthcare

8 Healthcare Procurement Challenges and How to Solve Them

Your healthcare organization requires the right balance of talent, equipment, and supplies to meet patient care needs. However, achieving an optimal balance is often complicated by internal and external factors, such as availability of talent, supply quality and inventory, and shifts in the demand for care. The most recent example of how shifts in demand have impacted healthcare procurement is the pandemic. Initially, many healthcare organizations struggled to obtain the talent and equipment necessary to care for the severely ill. Even now, your organization must overcome pandemic-related procurement challenges in order to deliver talent, equipment, and supplies to where they are needed most.
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Public Records Access

Petition to Overturn Michigan Date of Birth Redaction Rule

Earlier this year, the state of Michigan proposed several amendments from the Michigan Supreme Court that will redact the Date of Birth (DOB) in court records effective January 1, 2022. The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), in conjunction with its members (including Corporate Screening) is urging any organization who is hiring current or former Michigan residents to sign the following petition: Keep Michigan Workplace Safe: We Support Complete, Accurate and Up to Date Background Checks. 
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VerifyStudents

Peer-to-Peer Healthcare Education: The Benefits of Nurses Teaching Nurses

Students pursuing a career in nursing benefit from a variety of learning experiences, both in the classroom and the clinical environment. Though the pandemic impacted nursing education and initially put some clinical rotations on hold, nursing students have continued learning via an array of virtual and on-site clinical experiences.
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compliance

Use Good Grammar to Avoid Class Action Lawsuits: Costly Mistakes to Avoid

Conducting background checks successfully requires compliance with federal and state regulations for collecting and reporting background data. Those requirements protect candidates and help you operate a consistent and fair background screening process. However, making seemingly small errors—from how you conduct the disclosure and authorization process to how you use background check information in hiring decisions—can put your organization at risk for costly lawsuits and fines. 
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7 Ways to Build Better Procurement Sustainability Within Your Health System

After over a year of managing shortages and supply-chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve learned firsthand the importance of having a more predictable and sustainable procurement model. After all, your health system can encounter any number of problems when it lacks critical supplies—most notably, the inability to maintain the health and safety of patients and staff.
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Public Records Access

California Supreme Court Denies DOB Redaction Review

On Wednesday, September 1, the California Supreme Court declined to review the date of birth (DOB) redaction appeal. The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) along with the Customer Data Industry Association (CDIA) and dozens of other organizations sent an amicus letter, along with supplemental filings and an additional letter about the effects this will have on criminal background checks.
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What Does PBSA Accreditation Mean for Your Background Screening Services?

Quality, speed, and accuracy are the must-have elements you expect in background screening services. But another key differentiator, PBSA accreditation, is also something you should expect from your background screening partner.
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Background Screening

6 Benefits of a Proprietary Background Screening Platform

Your hiring process depends on having efficient processes for submitting background check requests, reviewing results, and tracking where candidates are in the screening process. Many of those processes and capabilities are driven by the technology features offered by your screening company.  However, when your screening company uses white-labeled technology developed by a third party, you can end up waiting weeks or even months for tech updates, new features, and customized reporting tools—or you may not get them at all. This is just one of many reasons why proprietary technology is so critical to your hiring process.
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Understanding the Soft Cost of a Managed Service in the Procurement Process

In the procurement process, you take into account a range of variables when deciding on a provider. In addition to the upfront quoted price for products or services, you also consider a provider’s reliabil...

Read More

What Is the Lifetime Value of Ongoing Drug Screening?

Employment drug screening is an essential component of the pre-employment hiring and screening process. It can help you manage hiring risk and potentially keep some accidents and injuries from happening.&n...

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8 Healthcare Procurement Challenges and How to Solve Them

Your healthcare organization requires the right balance of talent, equipment, and supplies to meet patient care needs. However, achieving an optimal balance is often complicated by internal and external fa...

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