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These Are the States Most Likely to Hire Former Felons

These Are the States Most Likely to Hire Former Felons

More and more employers are willing to hire people with felony convictions. The chances of landing a job if you have a criminal record depend on more than just the employer’s attitudes, though. Since hiring laws vary across the country, it’s easier for people with a criminal record to get a job in some states … Continue reading These Are the States Most Likely to Hire Former Felons

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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Common Types of Non-Criminal Background Checks

Non-Criminal Background Checks

We recently explained how the most common types of criminal background checks work. Today, we’re talking about the other category of background checks: non-criminal. Employers can choose from a variety of non-criminal background checks that will help them find the candidate information most relevant for the position they’re hiring for. Though the types of background … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Most Common Types of Non-Criminal Background Checks

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Who’s afraid of a drug test?

Mar 19 2019 | In: Posted on Categories Drug ScreeningLeave a comment
List of companies where employment drug tests are top of mind

If you’re searching “does [my company] drug test,” it’s not by accident. You’ve got something to hide. That goes for both current employees of a company, and prospective employees concerned with pre-employment drug screening—if the search gets entered, the writing’s on the wall. According to the Labor Department, nearly 60 percent of all American workers … Continue reading Who’s afraid of a drug test?

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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Common Types of Criminal Background Checks

Criminal Background Checks

Background checks play a critical role in the hiring process at many companies. They help organizations safeguard their employees and clients, protect their brand, and ensure candidates are qualified. Some people are surprised to learn that there are many different types of background checks, including both criminal and non-criminal. Though the types of background checks … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Most Common Types of Criminal Background Checks

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Why You Can’t Rely on FBI Fingerprinting Alone for Criminal Information

Fingerprinting Alone

While FBI fingerprint checks are often believed to be the most comprehensive way to find criminal data in the U.S., the truth is that there’s a lot to be desired of the NCIC database where fingerprint checks are conducted. The FBI even admits that it’s missing between 50% and 55% of all criminal data across … Continue reading Why You Can’t Rely on FBI Fingerprinting Alone for Criminal Information

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Legislative Updates March 2019

Legislative Updates

Australia Passes Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Modern Slavery Suffolk County Set to Become the Fourth New York Jurisdiction to Ban Salary History Inquiries Massachusetts Ban the Box 2018: Further Amendments to Criminal History and Hiring Law PA – University Faculty Background Checks to Be Reviewed by Court ND Receives Waiver on New … Continue reading Legislative Updates March 2019

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The Single National Criminal Database Myth: How FBI Fingerprinting Works

Fingerprinting

Ask the average person how criminal records are found, and they’ll likely say with fingerprint checks against the national crime database that houses every criminal file in the U.S. That database sounds great. The only problem? It doesn’t exist. Many people believe the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database serves that purpose. This misconception … Continue reading The Single National Criminal Database Myth: How FBI Fingerprinting Works

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How Political Chatter Impacts The Workplace

More stress. Diminished productivity. These are just some of the reported side effects of political chatter in the workplace. Click here to download PDF.

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Political Discussions at Work: How to Keep Things Under Control

Discussing Politics at Work

Today, our political environment is probably more volatile than it’s been in a generation. Everyone’s picked their respective “side,” dug their heels in and that’s it. So how do you handle this intense political polarization at work? We spend most of our waking hours with our colleagues, so it’s only natural to want to process … Continue reading Political Discussions at Work: How to Keep Things Under Control

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The State of Employee Trust

Employee Trust

What’s the state of trust in the workplace? A recent global study by EY attempted to quantify this ambiguous idea, and the results may surprise you. Click here to download the PDF.  

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