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How Marijuana Legalization May Affect Employers

USA Mobile Drug Testing reveals how new marijuana legalization may affect employers in this special featured post! This is a hot topic with many employers today, especially when there are already certain risks and problems associated with controlled substances in... Continue Reading →

Strategies for Preventing Workplace Identity Theft

Each year, there are millions of unsuspecting consumers who fall prey to some form of identity theft. Many times, this happens right under the noses of employees as they conduct their normal work tasks. Email phishing, odd phone calls, and... Continue Reading →

6 Steps to a Safer Work Environment

Whether you are an owner, manager or worker, there's a good chance that you're probably interested in creating a safer work environment. A safer work environment overall is great for business. The safer your workplace, the fewer the opportunities for... Continue Reading →

Why Employers Perform Pre-Employment Background Checks

“Don’t they trust me?”   That question is heard frequently in and around the employment circuit, usually in regards to the pre-employment background check. An applicant who poses this question has generally gone to great lengths to impress his or... Continue Reading →

10 FAQs About Employee Background Checks

You hear about it in the news, on the radio, and on television every day.  Cases of workplace violence on the rise. Embezzlement on the rise. Sexual harassment on the rise. Background checks on all future hires are even MORE... Continue Reading →

When Bad Weather Strikes – An HR Manager’s Guide to Unscheduled Time Off Requests

In the last few months, as numerous storms have swept across the USA, it’s not surprising that the amount of time off requests coming in to the HR office have been high for many employers. This is usually the norm,... Continue Reading →

The Link Between Occupational Safety And Competency

When one thinks about competency testing and other related assessments and audits, the first thing that comes to mind is middle-management, large corporations and ‘regulated’ type businesses. But what about those that need to take occupational hazards into account in... Continue Reading →

Smart Recruiting: The Real Value of Conducting Background Checks

The face value of an employee is just not good enough in today’s world. This is a concern that employers need to realize before bringing an individual on board. The truth is, you don't know this candidate from Adam or... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of an OSHA Safety Program

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses. These consultations are able to help small businesses determine where they could benefit from additional facility safety measures and associate safety training. While optimizing... Continue Reading →

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