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3 Steps For Reducing Effects Of Drug Abuse In The Workplace

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 22, 2014 2:15:00 PM

Drug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business. While drug abusing employees are a roadblock to success for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

As far as American employees go as a whole, about half work at large corporations and the other half work at small business. The landscape shifts dramatically when looking at drug users.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Drug abuse, Drug-free workplace, Small business hiring, 2014 hiring, Drug Screening

5 Steps to Effectively Screen Top Level Executives

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 6, 2012 1:48:55 PM

The big kahunas are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way their backgrounds are screened should be, too.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, social media screening, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, executive hiring, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

The BIG business of Fraudulent Degrees

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jul 13, 2012 2:20:42 PM

Little white lies…… Stretching the truth.….. Innocent exaggerations……

Well, those are not the kind of lies we are going to be talking about today.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Benefits of Hiring Older Workers

Posted by datafactssolutions

May 7, 2012 10:10:19 AM

May is Older Americans Month, which celebrates our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans.

This is a great time to talk about the benefits of hiring older workers.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, 2012 hiring, Older workers, Baby Boomers, Hiring, Small business hiring, wordpress blog

Employment Screening in 2012: Are You Ready?

Posted by datafactssolutions

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

Why A Background Check May Miss Your Applicant's Skeletons

Posted by datafactssolutions

Nov 14, 2011 12:24:52 PM

In today’s job market, competition is fierce. It is estimated that about half of the job seekers are embellishing their resumes in the hopes of landing a job. This practice could be an attempt to keep the skeletons in their closets hidden, and overlooking them could be detrimental to your company.

The prevalence of pre-employment screening practices may lull HR professionals into thinking they are immune to being negatively affected by new hires. The truth is that key pieces of the applicant’s background could still be overlooked.

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

Drug Abusers and Small Businesses

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 24, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Woman_with_PillsDrug use in the United States is rising at an alarming pace, and this is being felt in no greater place than the small American business.
While substance abuse is a valid concern for businesses of any size, smaller businesses are at a greater risk of drug abusers damaging or completely destroying the company.

More drug abusers work there.

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Topics: Drug abuse, Pre-employment screening, Drug-free workplace, Background screening, Small business hiring, Good hiring practices, Drug testing, Drug Screening

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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.