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Indiana University Bans Student Athlete with History of Violence

 

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Legislative Update: Do Not Include Company Liability Waivers in Employment Screening Disclosures

On March 20, 2017, an important court case affecting the legally permissible language contained within employers’ pre-hire background screening disclosures was recently amended.   Disclosures should be reviewed for compliance by all employers conducting/receiving employment related background screening services. The law...

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Background Check Turnaround Times: What Affects Them and How You Can Make Them Faster

 

Background check turnaround times are one of the most commonly asked about topics, and often the least understood. One of the most common questions I’m asked is “How long is the background check going to take?” Everyone has a different idea of what a background check is – making it difficult to communicate in simple terms.

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Volunteers Behind the Wheel: What You Should Know

 

Volunteer organizations face certain risks and liabilities when engaging volunteers as drivers for events or long term roles. While volunteers aren’t treated the same as employees - and often not qualified for worker’s compensation benefits – they still have the potential to damage themselves, the organization, and even...

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Conducting Internal Form I-9 Audits

 

Whether it’s one of the 150 possible Form I-9 mistakes made during the rush of new employee onboarding, or forgetting about the other administrative requirements that come with the form, internal audits are an important process to protect your organization from costly fines.

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Common Drugs and How Long They Stay in the System

 

There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding the process of detecting common drugs through a drug test. Websites that purportedly help job applicants “beat the system” have a wide range of numbers for how long drugs stay in the system and most rely on common assumptions.

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Background Check Expert Talks Social Media Screening

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (February 20, 2016) – Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions, will present at the VA SHRM (Virginia Society for Human Resource Management) State Conference on the risks and compliance issues associated with using social media throughout the pre-employment process of recruiting and hiring.

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Oklahoma State University Strengthens Student Athlete Screening with Validity Screening Solutions

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – (February 16, 2017) – In January, Oklahoma State University took the necessary steps to implement a truly impartial background screening process – partnering with Validity Screening Solutions (www.validityscreening.com) to conduct independent background checks on all incoming student athletes. “It’s what...

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Should Social Media Be Part of a Background Check?

 

Social media continues to become more prevalent in the workplace as the line between personal and professional social media continues to blur. According to a recent study, 2 in 5 employers are currently using social media to screen candidates - and it only seems natural. Because of the bulk of information that applicants...

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Sex Offender Registry Searches in Volunteer Screening

 

For volunteer managers, keeping sex offenders away from those that you help and protect in the community is something that most of us can agree on as a priority. However, it isn’t always  obvious how to go about screening sex offenders from the volunteer pool.

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