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Understanding Drug Tests and CBD Oil: A Guide for Human Resources

The trend of trying CBD oil is growing in almost all parts of the United States; while there are certainly still restrictions on the use of this product in many states, this low-THC product from hemp is growing in popularity and availability.

CBD is a substance called cannabidiol, which shows up...

Will a Third-Party Background Check Show Arrests?

Companies are rightly concerned about potential red flags when they move candidates forward in the interview process. After all, arrest and conviction records may point to a problem that could arise at work. Some industries, such as working with children or financial sectors, must keep careful...

Get to Know Texas Drug Testing: Common Drug Testing Questions Answered!

Some states in the United States have adopted fairly strict regulations around which employers can or cannot use drug tests. However, the Lone Star State has its own set of standards when it comes to drug testing. Common drug testing questions are answered here about Texas drug testing, in...

Background Checks in the News: Here's What Human Resources Needs to Know!

It has once again been a busy month for background screening around the United States, including employment and the constant issues related to background checks before firearm purchases. The growing organization and availability of big datasets also tempt people to exploit that data as a way to...

Why Should You Search Every Source When Screening Potential Applicants

Did you ever wonder why you need to research more than one source when screening a potential applicant? When you want to get a complete picture of the applicants seeking to join your company, it is essential to screen their past experiences thoroughly. This process involves reviewing references...

Don't Be Afraid—Background Screenings Can Protect Your Business!

This Halloween season, there's more than just ghosts and ghouls to frighten us. Human Resources seems perpetually haunted by the specter of liability and the fear of high employee turnover! In all seriousness, employment is a tricky business. Doing your due diligence at the beginning of the...

What Questions Should You Ask When Tracking Background Screening Statistics?

When companies employ a system of background screening for the candidates they wish to hire, they have a few key ways to maximize their value. In most contexts, their goal is something like this:

  • Hire the best candidates
  • Spend the least amount of money
  • Be as thorough as possible
  • Avoid losing...

How Can You Tell If That Degree Is Real? Investigate Education Claims Thoroughly!

Education verification may only rarely reveal fraud, but it used to be a reasonably quick process by comparison with more recent developments. Reaching out to a fully accredited, brick-and-mortar higher education institution was the norm. Additionally, they typically retained long-term records...

What Are the Challenges of Education Verification in the Age of Online Colleges?

As you've probably already experienced, the process for verifying an online college is a cumbersome one. When full of potential dead ends where it may be impossible to verify the employee's experience thoroughly. Here are some of the other challenges you might encounter and options to solve...

Employment Background Screening Checks Services in Texas

Laws Governing Background Screening in Texas

When conducting employment background checks in Texas, you first need to know what you are legally allowed to ask. You should also be aware of how screening for these items can help you prevent future legal liability. These tools are surprisingly...

How Changes in the Labor Industry Are Shaking up Human Resources and Hiring

Varying trends in employment continue to evolve within the United States rapidly. Lower levels of unemployment, outsourcing of work to other countries, and steadily increasing social acceptability of marijuana use lead to background screening and drug tests making headlines! Today we're going to...

Using a Third-Party Screening Service for Background Checks Can Save Thousands

Running a business can put things into perspective in terms of cost—especially when it comes to hiring. We at CNet technologies pose this hypothesis: big or small, a bad employee costs your company. Ultimately, it's far more than what you spend on screening and running a background check on any...