What is a Federal Background Check? A federal background check is more thorough than a standard employment check. It is designed to ensure that the hired person is reliable, trustworthy, and of good character. Federal and multi-state background checks are often used for federal positions, those that require a high-security clearance, are at a high…

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It is standard for employers to conduct an interview, background report, and drug test as part of the hiring process. Now, credit checks are also being used by some employers to get more detailed information on their potential hire. A pre-employment credit check can alert employers to signs of financial problems like theft or fraud…

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In addition to recruiting applicants with the right education and experience, many employers are concerned about possible drug use. Employees who are under the influence of drugs at work can pose a risk to colleagues, customers, and the general public, and a company that knowingly employs someone with a drug problem can face legal repercussions…

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Human resources background checks are among the most helpful parts of the hiring process. Resumes, applications and interviews only provide so much information about a given candidate. All of the information gathered in a standard interview is controlled by the applicant. A method of double-checking such information can be very valuable. A human resources background…

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drug testing

Employers want workers to perform their jobs safely and competently. Drug use can prevent employees from carrying out their duties and may also put fellow staff, customers, and the general public at risk. Some employers believe random drug testing is the solution, but it’s important to understand the laws in the location where your company…

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Whether you’ve been unemployed for awhile, or you’ve been eyeing a job that will take your career–and paycheck–to the next level, it’s normal to wonder if lying about your salary to prospective employers is acceptable.  As a rule of thumb, you should never lie outright during an interview. That said, don’t volunteer your previous salary…

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Many U.S. states have recently legalized the use of marijuana either for medical or recreational purposes (or both). This has left some employees to wonder whether they’re protected from losing their jobs if they are caught out as marijuana users in their drug tests. This has also left employers wondering what their rights are to…

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