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Employers Take Note: Obama Calls for Enfranchising Felons

Posted by admin on July 16, 2015

As part of President Obama’s recent speech calling justice reform, the federal government pushes to reduce the effects of criminal records on convicts in society, including the use of criminal records in the hiring process ( see our blog on EEOC Criminal Record initiatives here:Questions and Answers About the EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII.)  The speech presented an expansive yet detailed argument not only for reducing the number of people serving time in prison, but for changing the way prison time is spent so that individuals return to society better-equipped to succeed.   Criminal-Background-Check

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Topics: EEOC, FCRA

Most Epic Responses to Failed Drug Tests

Posted by admin on July 10, 2015

As an employer, drug and alcohol testing is one of the utmost important things you can do both before and after the hiring process. You would think that candidates would be prepared to pass a drug test if they are actually putting the effort into applying for the job. Think again! Check out some of these hilarious responses to failed drug tests. 

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Topics: Drug Testing, Background Checks, Friday Funnies

3 Ways to Boost Employee Morale 2015

Posted by admin on July 08, 2015

employment_MoraleDoes it feel like a rain cloud hangs over the office? Employees getting the thousand-yard stare? These are only a couple tell-tale signs of a workforce lacking in morale, and if there is any hint of them, HR pros need to act quick and resolve the situation before the negative attitude begins to ingrain itself in employees. Here are a few easy steps to take to lighten the mood and provide some much needed motivation:

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Topics: Background Checks, Hiring Process

LinkedIn: The New Online Hook-Up?

Posted by admin on June 05, 2015

When this query first came up, I was like, no way!  That’s a place for job seekers to connect & expand their career, right?...

There is no doubt about it; LinkedIn is the number 1 social site for career networking.   You can connect and follow top influencers on a global basis.  LinkedIn is even available in 24 languages, pretty powerful online tool for all industries worldwide.  More recently however, not only can you show off your credentials on the online site, it might even help when searching for a life partner.  Here are five reasons why LinkedIn could be your secret love arrow into another’s heart.

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Topics: Criminal Record, Friday Funnies

14 Hilarious Fake I.D.'s & Driver License Fails!

Posted by admin on May 29, 2015

Let's face it, does anyone really "like" their driver's license photo?  Some can (and should) beg to retake their photo or even pay for another license.  And these youngsters with fake I.D.'s with a name like,  "McLovin" they really didn't think that would work did they?  Imagine what the retail clerk or hiring manager must be thinking when they see these gems; below are 14 hilarious examples of just that:

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Topics: Driver License, Friday Funnies, Fake I.D.'s

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