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7 Questions to Ask Your Current Background Screening Provider

You need high-quality background checks to help your organization stay in compliance and minimize hiring risks. But if your background screening provider doesn’t use the most accurate, up-to-date sources of information, or if they prioritize speed over quality, the risks increase. As a result, you could unwittingly make a bad hire and bring harm to your organization in the form of fines, lawsuits, and reputational loss.
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Updating Your Hiring Processes to Accommodate Changing Pay Equity Laws

Pay equity in organizations is nothing new, and over the years there have been numerous federal and state laws passed in support of it. The road to pay equity began with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal to pay women lower wages than men for equal work. One year later, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act made it unlawful to discriminate in employment based on statuses such as gender, race, and age. Since then, pay equity has remained an important goal for organizations, reinforced by new state laws that keep the issue front and center when it comes to recruitment, selection, and ongoing talent management.
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7 Factors That May Indicate Your Healthcare Background Check Process Isn’t Compliant

Background check compliance is highly important, in large part because of the penalties organizations can incur for noncompliance. Conducting background checks that aren’t compliant can have a range of negative implications for an organization, including reputational risk and hefty fines. For healthcare organizations, there are additional risks associated with falling out of compliance with background checks, including injury to patients, possible loss of accreditation, and even the clawback of Medicare or Medicaid payments.
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Spring Training: How the Legalization of Marijuana has Impacted Drug Screening in Baseball (and your industry)

One of the key trends affecting hiring practices in 2020 is the continued legalization of marijuana across states and municipalities. No longer considered universally forbidden, marijuana in its different forms has become a commonly used substance for many. Despite the fact that, technically, marijuana is still considered an illegal substance by the US Controlled Substances Act, 33 states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal or recreational use or both.
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Credit Checks for Employment: Rights and Obligations Overview

As we begin a new year, we thought this is a good time to provide our readers with some helpful information and education regarding credit checks. The following is a brief overview of the obligations of employers who use credit checks, those of the background screening companies that perform the work, and the rights of the persons who undergo the checks.
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Integrating Your ATS and Background Check Provider: 7 Tips for Success

In talent acquisition, technology helps you automate key processes for posting positions, evaluating candidates, and onboarding. The platform you likely use daily, your applicant tracking system (ATS), hel...

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HR Digital Transformation: What's Missing from Your Tech Stack?

HR digital transformation helps your organization achieve greater automation and a better experience for candidates and employees. However, the platforms you use may not deliver on their promises if they d...

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Remote Recruiting: How to Onboard New Hires Without an Office

You want all employees, regardless of location, to have an onboarding experience filled with enriching and informative experiences. After all, success in a new job is in everyone’s best interest. Employees...

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