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Pre-Employment Screening: Who Is Slipping Through the Cracks?

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Mar 27, 2012 10:01:50 AM

Hopefully, if most companies were asked “Do you screen job candidates by doing a background check?” the answer would be “Yes”.

In 2011, over 90% of companies did some sort of pre-employment screening before hiring an applicant. Pre-employment screening can be anything from criminal checks, assessment testing, drug screening, to education and employment verification. Utilizing a screening program can protect a company from the risk of bad hires, huge liabilities, and safety issues.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Drug abuse, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, 2012 hiring, Hiring, background check, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Employment Screening in 2012: Are You Ready?

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Jan 12, 2012 9:56:53 AM

Every year, more and more companies are seeing the benefit of participating in screening their employees in some manner. The term “screening” broadly encompasses anything from criminal checks, to drug testing, to verifying education and work history.

However, simply stating “we do a background check” may not be enough. Changing industry trends as well as access to additional informational resources are reasons for a company to review their employment screening policies. Here are some questions to ask to make sure your employment screening process is up to date in 2012.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, Drug testing

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.