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Month: September 2022

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Need-To-Know DOT Drug Screening Basics

The Department of Transportation (DOT), established by Congress in 1966, is an executive department of the federal government. The DOT is responsible for organizing and overseeing federal transportation projects as well as setting safety standards for all major modes of transportation. While mention of the DOT may bring certain industries to mind (i.e. aviation, railroads, …

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How Are Background Check Disputes Handled?

Background checks tell an impactful story— a story that can influence employment, residence, and reputation. The accuracy of each and every background check is very important. For this reason, reputable screening companies put considerable emphasis on quality assurance and compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)— the federal law protecting consumers from erroneous consumer …

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Combatting a Nationwide Official Shortage in Youth Sports

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the nation has lost around 50,000 umpires and referees since 2019. It’s reasonable to assume that COVID-19 has played a considerable role in this decrease— and to some extent, it has. However, the pandemic is not the largest contributing factor. Youth sports officials themselves are …

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Data Shows the Importance of Pre-Employment Screening

Hiring is changing quickly. Not only are turnover rates and wages increasing but employer expectations are evolving. One of these expectations involves work experience and education. Many employers are finding success in hiring employees with a sound set of soft skills, training them for their responsibilities post-hire. Another changing expectation involves company culture. Employers are …

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