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You Had More Questions, We Have More Answers

Alex Krokos

Webinar FAQ

We had almost 200 questions submitted before, during and after our “You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers: The NEW Basics of Background Screening” webinar.

We couldn’t get to all of your questions during the webinar, but our panel of background screening experts here at EmployeeScreenIQ compiled the most frequently asked questions we received.

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Drugs and the Workplace: An Expensive Problem

Alex Krokos

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$81 billion. That’s how much the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. (NCADD) says drug abuse costs employers annually. This staggering number covers lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers’ compensation costs.

In addition, NCADD reports that drug abuse can cause problems at work including:

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5 Legal Lessons for Millennial Background Checks

Angela Preston

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By the end of 2015, Millennials are expected to outnumber Baby Boomers in the workplace for the first time ever. As the largest generational group in the job pool (depending on your source, people born 1982-2004), they’re a hot commodity. Up until now, most of the focus has been on how to woo them, lure them in and make them so happy that they want to work for you forever (or at least for a few years).  But employers are finding that it’s not all smooth sailing.  Hiring this growing generation of workers introduces a whole new set of legal challenges to the HR department, and the background screening process is one of those challenges.

When it comes to screening Millennials, employers need to take into account not only what’s effective, but also what’s legal. Wait a minute. I know what you’re thinking. How is a Millennial’s background check different from any other background check? Read on to learn how to spot the tricky issues and avoid a legal tangle with this new wave of workers.

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