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New York City Bans Pre-Employment Testing of Marijuana in 2020

New York City will soon prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to submit to testing for the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient in marijuana.   This bill, Introduction No. 1445-A, was approved by the New York City Council on April 9 and was enacted after the 30-day deadline passed without a signature from the mayor. It will go into effect in a year.   This […]

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Three Ways to Reduce the Risk of Hiring Someone Who Has Lied on Their Resume

Even in a digital world, resumes are still relied upon heavily in the hiring process. Especially in a world of “first impressions”, information provided on the resume is often the difference between an applicant being hired or rejected.   But, how do you know the information is truthful?   In a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,500 hiring managers, 56% have caught job candidates lying on their resumes.  […]

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4 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process

Most HR Professionals have experienced losing an “A” candidate due to delays in the hiring process. A recent study published by Management Recruiters International (MRI) showed that “47% of declined offers in 2015 were due to candidates accepting other jobs” between application and offer. A statistic that was “up 10% from the first half of […]

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SELECTiON.COM® Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business

SELECTiON.COM® is now officially a government certified veteran-owned small business. While SELECTiON.COM® has always been veteran-owned, they now have the stamp of approval from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This certifies that SELECTiON.COM® was founded by former members of the United States Armed Forces.  In order to qualify for certification a business must not […]

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Just like on the beach, there is no SPF1000 for Summertime hiring

In the background check business, just like protecting against the Summer sun, there’s no sunscreen with a high enough SPF to completely protect against the potential perils of hiring teenagers. And with Summer hiring season beginning to heat up, more businesses are asking about the process, and even the validity, of conducting a background check or drug screening on a minor. Unfortunately, the answers […]

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Why Character References Are Important:

Background checks are an essential part of any hiring process. And while most companies think that criminal history along with education and employment verifications are enough— there is another way to find out more about a potential employee. Character references can be supplemental and used to verify more information about previous work experience.  SAMPLE QUESTIONS: […]

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Who Are You REALLY Hiring?

How do you really know who you’re hiring? Does the interview and application allow enough face-to-face time for you to really get a good read on an applicant? Do you have enough knowledge about the applicant to make a great hiring decision? In today’s workplace, background screening programs are a common part of the hiring […]