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Conducting Individualized Assessment as Part of the Adverse Action Process

Conducting Individualized Assessment as Part of the Adverse Action Process

Posted Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

When a company uses a job candidate’s background information to deny employment, they must comply with federal and state laws that protect the applicant from discrimination. One possible outcome of a background screening report is that an employer takes adverse action when choosing to deny employing a candidate based on the findings of the report. One component...

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Impact of the California Marijuana Law on the Workplace

Impact of the California Marijuana Law on the Workplace

Posted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The start of the New Year brings new laws, guidelines and recommendations. One of the biggest law changes and the one getting quite a lot of publicity is the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in the state of California. Marijuana is considered Schedule I drug under federal law and prohibited by the Controlled Substances Act....

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Three Tips to Landing Great Hires by Understanding Your Candidates

Three Tips to Landing Great Hires by Understanding Your Candidates

Posted Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

In the interview process, we expect the candidate has spent at least a little bit of time researching the company and the position they are interviewing for. An interview can go downhill quickly if the applicant does not have at least a high-level understanding of what your company does and what the job responsibilities are....

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Four Background Screening Industry Trends for 2018

Four Background Screening Industry Trends for 2018

Posted Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

2017 was a busy year for the human capital management industry. Compliance laws, such as ban the box and pay salary bans laws were being enacted in cities and states across the U.S. and HR technology continued to be developed to enhance the background screening industry. We wanted to take a look into our crystal...

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DOT Adds Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Drug Testing Panel

DOT Adds Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Drug Testing Panel

Posted Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

On October 26, 2017, President Trump officially declared that the opioid crisis in the US is a “national public health emergency”. Every community from rural to urban is affected by the increase of opioid usage in the US. Over two million Americans are estimated to have a problem with opioids and the epidemic continues to...

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Are You Compliant with the Form I-9 Requirements?

Are You Sure You’re Compliant with the Form I-9 Requirements?

Posted Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

As a new year starts, it is critical to make sure that you are following the correct steps for verifying employment work eligibility. Sterling Talent Solutions recently hosted the “Form I-9: Are You Sure You’re Compliant?” webinar. David Basham Subject Matter Expert (SME) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security walked...

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