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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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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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Background Screening

Pre-Employment Drug Screening: Where Marijuana Testing Is Going, Federally and State by State

Marijuana legalization has been a growing trend on the state and city/jurisdictional level for some time. However, even though marijuana remains illegal federally, there are new signs the federal law may change in the near future. As marijuana legalization continues to become more widespread, you’ll need to review your existing drug screening policies and make sure your screening practices comply with laws in the locations where you hire.
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VerifyStudents

The Consequences of a Poor Immunization Tracking Process

Your student immunization tracking process should help students meet the requirements for participation in clinical rotational programs. However, if your process doesn’t have the mechanisms to help you verify student health and immunization data and deliver it to your clinical site partners on time, everyone involved will feel the impact.
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Hiring

Employment and Hiring Trends to Expect Under the New President

A new U.S. president often marks a shift in the focus of government policy. New laws and executive actions signal what the world can expect from the government in the next four years. And when there is a change in party, as occurred following the 2020 general election, the change can be even more dramatic. Jobs and employment are central to the economy, so it’s customary to see a broad array of changes in those areas with a new president. Often, there are direct implications for the workplace, and employers need to take notice. As Bridgette Klein from Willory, an HR staffing consultancy and Corporate Screening strategic ally, explains, “Anytime there is a change in employment regulations, employers need to take a fresh look at their current practices and make adjustments accordingly.”
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Background Screening

Addressing Background Check Misconceptions: Should You Pay for All Names and Counties?

Background screening involves many different sources of criminal information, each with varying levels of reliability and accuracy. There are local and national databases, registries, court systems, other data sources, all of which add to the complexity of background screening.
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Healthcare

5 Tips to Help Life Science Students Preparing for Clinical Rotations

Health science professions can include physicians, nurses, and specialists, and a key characteristic they have in common is the need for clinical rotations. At some point along the way, students pursuing these professions must gain specific clinical experience and interaction with real patients in a healthcare setting.  To help them get prepared, you can play a valuable role in connecting students with the necessary tools, resources, and other support to guide their transition.
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VerifyStudents

Attracting Students to Your Allied Health Program with the Growing Need for Healthcare Professionals

With the uncertainty around when new COVID-19 cases will consistently decrease, the need for healthcare professionals has soared to near dizzying heights. Health systems and hospitals already struggling with a healthcare talent shortage have faced an urgent need for respiratory specialists, nurses, emergency physicians, and other staff.
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Recruiting

Feeling Nickeled-and-Dimed? Breaking Down Extra Background Check Fees

Employment background screening has many variables, and as a result, screening costs can vary by search type and screening provider. When budgeting for background screening, you want value for your investment without feeling like you’re being overcharged or hit with a mass of hidden fees.  By asking some key questions and working with a trusted screening partner, you can position your organization to benefit from the best of both worlds: quality screening results at a price that doesn’t leave you feeling nickeled-and-dimed.
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Background Check Blog

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 t...

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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 polic...

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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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