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Answers to Your Adverse Action Questions

Answers to Your Adverse Action Questions

Posted Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling Talent Solutions feels that it is important to be a source of the latest updates about compliance changes. We are producing a series of HR compliance webinars with topics including adverse action, how the European Union’s GDPR updates will impact the US and our quarterly FCRA update. Sterling’s own Angela Preston, Joe Rotondo and Patty...

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How Technology Can Help You Simplify the Adverse Action Process

How Technology Can Help You Simplify the Adverse Action Process

Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

A background check on your perfect candidate reveals a criminal record. Now what? Adverse Action is an important process which employers are required to follow under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when employment is denied based on what is revealed in a background check. Sterling Talent Solutions presented the first part of an HR...

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Best Practices for Making Your Background Screening Program GDPR-Compliant

Best Practices for Making Your Background Screening Program GDPR-Compliant

Posted Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

In just a few weeks, on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect changing the rules around protection of Europeans’ personal data. The GDPR was introduced to harmonize existing data protection laws across Europe, to strengthen data protection rules in the digital age and ensure consistency for individuals and businesses....

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What Do You Need for an Education Verification?

What Do You Need for an Education Verification?

Posted Thursday, April 26th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

A resume is an important part of the job hunting process. It is how a potential new employer gets the first impression of your skills, experiences and qualifications. In today’s competitive employment market, job seekers are using a variety of resume types and styles to sell themselves, their education and their past work to catch...

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Importance of Creating a Drug Screening Policy

Importance of Creating a Drug Screening Policy

Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

It is a stunning fact: more than two million Americans are estimated to have a problem with opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the opioid crisis claimed more than 64,000 American lives last year and more than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Widespread opioid abuse costs employers nearly...

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Your Adverse Action Checklist: Getting It Right

Your Adverse Action Checklist: Getting It Right

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

When using consumer reports to make employment decisions, including hiring, retention, promotion or reassignment, a company must comply with procedures listed as part of the  Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The variety of laws/rules can be overwhelming to an employer, and if regulations are not complied with properly, an organization might have to deal with...

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