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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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Michigan and Wisconsin Bans Salary History Ban Laws

Michigan and Wisconsin Bans Salary History Ban Laws

Posted Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Since Massachusetts first passed salary history ban legislation in 2016, seven other states and cities (California, Delaware, Oregon, Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco and Albany), have passed their own salary history banning laws. Some of these laws have gone into effect, while others will be enacted in the next few years. Each of the cities...

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What Do You Need for a Criminal Record Check?

What Do You Need for a Criminal Record Check?

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

When I started at Sterling Talent Solutions, I had to get a background screen to be hired for the job. It was the first time I had to get a background check and I had a lot of questions. I wasn’t sure of the process, what information I had to provide, what forms I needed...

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Answers to Your Top FCRA Questions from Sterling’s Q1 FCRA Webinar

Answers to Your Top FCRA Questions from Sterling’s Q1 FCRA Webinar

Posted Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by Joe Rotondo, Sterling Talent Solutions

Background screening is complicated. For those, employers and candidates alike, that are not familiar with background checks, there is a lot to learn.  One of the most important things to remember is that the background screening industry is highly regulated by various local, state and federal laws. Employers need to be familiar and compliant with...

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