Category: Background & Drug Testing

Survey Reveals Companies’ Attitudes toward Employee Screening

In a survey conducted by background check company EmployeeScreenIQ, more than 500 employers were asked about their attitudes and actions regarding a wide range of employee screening issues. The survey also revealed thoughts about resume falsification, how hiring managers view the social media profiles of potential candidates, and how they screen contractors as well as
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Checkster Elevates the Hiring Process

  Who is the best candidate to hire? This is an eternal question that human resource managers and recruitment companies wrestle with daily. Yves Lermusi, the CEO of Checkster, decided to solve that very dilemma. “Fifty percent of new hires are, on average, bad hires,” stresses Lermusi.   Several factors contribute to hiring the right
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Social Media, Brand, and Hiring: Finding Quality Candidates with Skills and Work Character

Ray Rice, a running back who formerly played football for the Baltimore Ravens, has become a black eye of the National Football League. Rice punched his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who has since married Rice. She was knocked unconscious by the attack. Rice was indicted for third-degree aggravated assault. Following the allegations, a video was released
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Opinion: Companies Should Not be Able to Refuse Work to Smokers

Bans and regulations of tobacco use in the United States have long raised questions regarding personal freedom and the overall public good. One debate that has gained increasing attention over the last several years is whether companies should be able to fire or not hire employees due to their personal smoking habits. This issue reexamines
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