E-Verify Shuts Down Due to Funding Crisis

E-Verify—the federal electronic employment eligibility verification service—has expired due to a lapse in funding and will not be available during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government that began Dec. 22.

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Six Essential Steps to Writing Successful Job Descriptions

In its purest form, a job description indicates the work to be performed by the candidates for employment. The objective of a well-written job description is to attract the highest number of talented candidates and, from that list, hire the best one. Listed below are approaches to writing a job description and the elements required to develop a better position description.  These include the position summary, the position's essential functions and the competencies, skills, education and work experience required to be successful in the position.

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Top 5 Challenges Keeping Hiring Managers Up at Night

Hiring Managers have their share of perks and rewards. They are in a position to influence change, inspire others and build winning teams. They usually have an attractive compensation package, the attention of leadership, continuous professional training, the corner office, and more.

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Does Employee Background Screening Matter?

You need to fill a vacant position in your company and you need to hire the best person for that job, and you need to it fast. Just a few years back you only had an interview and references to base your decision on. You could only rely on the information presented to you in the form of resumes, references, and whatever a good interviewer could glean during the interview.  

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Preventing Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Unfortunately, no place is completely safe anymore. Someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds in the U.S. [1] That means 570 people experience sexual violence every day. [2] As we have seen in the news with Harvey Weinstein, how much else is hidden in the dark?

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How to Identify Drug Use in the Workplace

Drug consumption has reached its highest rate among college-aged students, especially marijuana. According to a study from the University of Michigan, 51% of full-time students have used an illicit drug during their lifetime and about 40% have in just the last 12 months. [7]

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3 Critical Steps to Conducting a Background Check

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How Resume Fraud Costs U.S. Businesses Millions

Whether you are a small company or large - is it worth reality checking your employees?

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The Drug Abuse Case of a Medical School Dean

The importance of conducting periodic background checks and drug screens post-employment cannot be overstated. Case in point: Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito. Harvard educated Dean of the prestigious Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California,  a man with a prolific career that once seemed unstoppable, was caught with another side to him.

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Brian Williams and the Ever Growing Trend of Resume Fraud

The Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM) defines resume fraud as a "job seekers’ intentional inclusion of false information (fabrication), overstatement of otherwise accurate information (embellishment), or omission of relevant information (omission) on resumes in an effort to deceive". Although Brian Williams may not have been actively job hunting the overstatement of his credentials would certainly contribute to deceive potential employers in the future.

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