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Jan 06

Best Practices for Non-DOT Post-Accident Testing: Program Considerations for Successful Implementation

By: Josephine Elizabeth Kenney, JD, MBA, First Advantage

On the whole, employee drug abuse has the potential to negatively impact any business, regardless of size or industry; however, when employee drug abuse is the cause of workplace accidents, the impact increases exponentially. According to a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) study, substance abusers are up to four times more likely to be involved in on-the-job accidents, and five times more likely to file workers' compensation claims.

Source: DATIA Focus, Summer 2014, Vol.7 Issue 3.
Oct 28

Survey Shows Employers Are Confused

Nearly 40 percent of employers that order criminal background checks on prospective employees are unsure about the process, and unsure about the risk to their company, according to a survey from First Advantage, a background screening provider.

The survey of First Advantage customers, released Oct. 1, revealed that 37 percent of companies reported being unsure about when to order a federal criminal search versus a county search and 38 percent of companies did not understand the difference between a database search and a county courthouse search. Read the entire article here.

Apr 22

Damage to the company’s reputation. The costs of replacing employees who did not have the qualifications stated on their resumes. Risk to the safety and security of fellow employees and customers. These are just some of the many problems that can arise if a company hires the wrong candidates. To avoid such instances and ensure a successful hiring strategy across the APAC region, a comprehensive background screening program is crucial. Yet conducting background screening in those countries can be difficult. Faced with resistance from local managers and candidates alike, as well as a complex assortment of laws regarding screening procedures and data security, the process can be extremely challenging and introduce risk for companies that don’t get it right.

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Nov 07

The American Bankers Association – through its subsidiary the Corporation for American Banking – has endorsed the employment screening suite of products and services offered by First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions. - See more at:

Feb 20
For long, Indians have indulged in extrapolating their skills and hiding shortcomings while preparing their resumes. Despite changes in HR practices, ...
Feb 20
This article reviews immigration related compliance issues for human resource professionals, as well as employer compliance related best practice reco...
Jan 23

In the last few years, there has been some emphasis and focus on talent acquisition, applicant management and talent management in the HR space. This segment has gained importance and people are paying more attention to the needs of the market. There are clearly more and more technology based solutions coming in. HR, which was a back office operation, has come into the forefront as every single industry is dealing with the cost and value of human assets.
Article published at, January 23, 2013

Jan 22
With crime rampantly increasing all around us, ‘trust’ is no longer a sensible proposition, unless it is backed with due diligence. Those ...
Jul 01
This article reviews the challenges for employers arising from the conflict between the federal Controlled Substance Act’s restrictions on the u...
Apr 03
In the current economic environment, as organisations increasingly compete in the global economy, it is imperative that not just the HR team, but also...

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