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Resume’s Uncovered

Fact vs Fiction In a competitive job market, the pressure to stand out can drive individuals to exaggerate accomplishments, skills, or even fabricate experiences. Unfortunately, embellishing experiences and qualifications on a resume is becoming more common. While embellishing qualifications may seem like a common practice, it poses significant risks both for the individuals involved and …

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Ensuring Workplace Safety: Continuous Monitoring and Evolving Criminal Records

In today’s fast-paced business environment, ensuring workplace safety is more crucial than ever. Safeguard your team and organization with continuous background and drug screening strategies. Pre-employment Screening Conducting background checks prior to hiring is crucial because they serve as a vital means of ensuring comprehensive insights into a candidate’s history, allowing employers to make well-informed …

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The Employer Patchwork Puzzle

Unraveling Complex Compliance Issues Amid the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act The compliance landscape for employers has become increasingly challenging. As they navigate the intricate web of federal, state, city, and county laws, various new laws and regulations, such as privacy laws, fair chance initiatives, salary history restrictions, and marijuana laws continue to be passed across …

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A Foggy Path: Increasing Marijuana Laws, Surging Positivity Rates, and Resulting Workplace Ambiguity

It’s probably no surprise that as marijuana laws continue to sweep through various states from coast to coast, employers are finding increased marijuana use among their employees. The struggle to find the balance between constantly evolving laws and maintaining a drug free workplace rages on. These challenges don’t merely rest with hiring, though. They also …

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Employer Incentives for Providing Second Chances

President Biden recently issued a proclamation declaring April 2023 as Second Chance Month. In it, he called upon all government officials, educators, volunteers, and the people of the United States overall to observe the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. According to the Proclamation, our justice system should “be based on the simple premise that …

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Artificial Intelligence in Hiring and Discrimination Once Again Make Headlines

As Hire Image predicted in our 2023 Background Screening Predictions, artificial intelligence (AI) is continuing to be an issue for employers, with increased discrimination cases and activity based on the hiring process. In fact, one recent class action lawsuit highlights the exact risks detailed in our predictions. Some Background on AI in Employment Decisions Over …

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Background Check Best Practices for FCRA Compliance

Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a primary concern for employers and the background screeners with whom they work. For years, we’ve heard about lawsuit after lawsuit, and settlement after settlement—one larger than the next—regarding companies that did not comply with one aspect of the FCRA’s stringent requirements or another. This litigation …

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