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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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Healthcare

Top 10 Background Check and Compliance Issues in Healthcare and How to Navigate Them

Healthcare background checks allow you to maintain quality patient care by protecting the workplace from high-risk hires. However, to achieve effective background screening, you’ll need a robust screening program and a trusted partner to help you understand and manage the associated compliance risks.
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Medical Background Checks: How to Discuss Continuous Monitoring in Your Employee Handbook

Continuous monitoring allows your organization to track license activity and search for healthcare employment exclusions on an ongoing basis. It delivers real-time updates about the workforce, so you can stay well-informed about employment sanctions, debarments, and other activities impacting an individual’s ongoing continued employment. Continuous monitoring also picks up where your pre-employment background screening left off, helping you manage risk and protect your workplace.
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Legislation

Salary History Restrictions 101: Benefits and How to Stay Compliant

It can be challenging to keep pace with ever-changing laws affecting the hiring process, but compliance is necessary to manage hiring risk and avoid the penalties of non-compliance. Salary history restrictions not only impact your application and interview processes, but they also have broader implications for employee compensation after hire.
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Legislation

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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Background Screening

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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Legislation

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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Background Screening

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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8 Ways to Create a Great Remote Candidate Experience

Given the global shift to remote work, it’s likely your organization may do more remote hiring than ever before. To successfully attract and engage candidates, you’ll need to take actions to provide them w...

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How to Maintain Background Check Compliance and Quality on a Tight HR Budget

In these challenging times, organizations facing change and uncertainty must reevaluate their spending, and the budget for background screening is no exception. As you move through the budget planning proc...

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Background Check Vendors: 5 Steps to Assuring a Positive Partnership

To get the most from your background screening activities, your background check vendor must meet your needs for compliance, accuracy, and efficiency. However, not all vendors have the same screening metho...

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