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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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Drug Screening

Criminal Record Searches and Drug Screening: 7 FAQs on Hiring and the Legalization of Marijuana

As marijuana laws continue to evolve across the country, employers are understandably asking when it’s safe to test candidates and employees for the drug and how background check processes may need to change going forward. For many employers, understanding how to navigate changing marijuana laws is anything but straightforward, especially considering the complexities of managing an increasingly remote workforce. With candidates and employees living and working in many different states, it can be confusing to know which marijuana laws apply and what it means for your hiring and talent management practices.
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How Clinical Rotation for Nursing Schools Has Been Affected By COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected students pursuing professions in the healthcare field, not least of which was the dramatic shift to virtual clinical training in the early months of the pandemic. Because of the risk of exposure and the need for clinical sites to shift all available resources to COVID-19 patients, many students had their clinical rotations cut short. However, whether their clinical rotations were canceled or moved online, nursing students in particular have managed to continue learning in new and creative ways.
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Hiring

6 Identity Verification Tips for Employment in a WFH Environment

Verifying candidate identity before hire is one of the most important steps you can take in the background screening and hiring process. After all, the threat of identity theft is real, so you need to be thorough in making sure you know exactly who you’re hiring.  In the new remote work landscape, the steps for verifying the identity of prospective employees can be more cumbersome, because there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face interaction. However, there are specific actions you can take to follow a thorough screening and onboarding process, and gain certainty about individuals’ identity before they arrive—or log in—for day one of employment.
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Drug Screening

How Changing Marijuana Legislation is Affecting Drug Screening

Your drug screening program is an invaluable tool for helping you operate a safe and productive workplace. But as states continue to legalize marijuana, now is a good time to review your drug testing policies and practices. Not only do you need to keep pace with changing legislation, but you also need to consider how new advances in technology and best practices can help you to enhance your screening program for greater efficiency.
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Background Screening

Background Check Technology: Proprietary vs. Off-the-Shelf

When you’re considering which background screening provider is right for your organization, the technology the provider uses matters more to your screening and hiring process than you might think.
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Public Records Access

Michigan to Redact Date of Birth Information from Court Records

The state of Michigan has several proposed amendments from the Michigan Supreme Court that will redact the Date of Birth (DOB) in court records effective January 1, 2022. Originally scheduled to be implemented on July 1, 2021, this extension gives employers time to further influence the Supreme Court and help take action against these rulings that have the potential to dramatically affect the hiring process in Michigan.
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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. Af...

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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 Asso...

Read More

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 backgr...

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