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Companies Cutting Back on Background Screening: Embracing Online Signals

In today’s ever-evolving job market, companies are constantly seeking innovative ways to streamline their hiring processes and identify the most qualified candidates. One noticeable trend in recent years has been the reduction of traditional background screening methods in favor of relying more heavily on online signals from potential employees. This shift in approach is not without controversy, but it reflects …

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Why California employers should not ask about marijuana use

Marijuana use is legal in California for adults over the age of 21. On January 1, 2024, Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188) will go into effect, prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their prior marijuana use. The law also prohibits employers from discriminating against employees for using marijuana off the job and away from the workplace. There are a …

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What you need to know about Tech Support Scam

Tech support scam and tech maintenance scams are on the increase. 2017 saw an 86% rise in tech support scam grievances over 2016, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Fraudsters have found a lucrative niche by fraudulently posing as tech support services. If you get scammed, you possibly stand to lose private information, cash,  your privacy, and time …

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How to be safe while on vacation

Summer is a period for daylight, unwinding, and fun family excursions. Sadly, it’s likewise the prime season for get-away con artists. Fraudsters are continually hoping to exploit clueless vacationers anxious to get a “decent arrangement” on their excursion ideas, particularly amid the late spring months. In case you’re not watchful, you may wind up turning into a casualty of a …

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Cost of Hiring the Wrong Person: Small Business Owner Edition

When you’re a small business owner resources are sometimes limited and you forgo certain things that larger companies can afford, but doing background check shouldn’t be one of them. Building background checks into your budget is essential and can save you a lot of trouble and money in the end. According to The Small Business Association replacing an employee who …

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