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May 4, 2016

State's want to ensure only those with prescriptions receive medical marijuana. Local governments looking to approve the sale of marijuana for medical reasons need to put regulations in place.

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May 4, 2016

Lawsuits stemming from firing an employee mistakenly labeled as a convicted felon by background investigations can be extremely costly. Unfortunately, many systems used for employment screening, such as the FBI fingerprint identification index, are full of names that were never convicted of a crime.

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May 3, 2016

Organizations need to find new ways to research candidates and learn if coaches are lying on resumes. Background screenings help determine if coaching resumes are honest.

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May 2, 2016

Many universities are now considering removing questions about criminal history from college applications. As "Ban the Box" laws sweep the nation and receive approval at the federal level, proponents of giving ex-convicts a fair chance at employment and education look to re-evaluate all background investigation policies.

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April 25, 2016

Employers who rely solely on fingerprint background checks for employment screening may be making false assumptions about the effectiveness of the strategy. First, businesses must be aware that there is no complete database of criminals in the U.S.

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April 25, 2016

As advocates encourage local governments to remove inquiries about criminal history from job application forms, the question remains regarding whether new laws will only apply to state positions or also include the private sector. Each territory may land on a different side of the issue, and employers need to follow changing regulations to ensure they conduct background investigation properly.

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April 21, 2016

By integrating OPENonline with an existing applicant tracking system, companies can ensure the hiring and background screening process is efficient, effective, and most importantly, customized to their specific needs.

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April 19, 2016

While landlords use tenant screening processes to find responsible renters, they need to make sure biases don't stop them from providing homes to needy people. It's for this reason the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released guidelines for staying in compliance with the Fair Housing Act when it comes time to use criminal histories in background investigations.

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April 18, 2016

Employment screening has long been an integral part of the hiring process, and it remains so today. Not only does thorough employment background screening enable employers to make smart decisions, it helps ensure assets and staff members are kept safe.

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April 15, 2016

The sharing economy makes use of mobile technology to manage large groups of free agents instead of employing permanent staff. This means companies must have dependable information systems to monitor daily activities and proper employment screening procedures to ensure new hires are able to meet responsibilities.

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