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Which Employment Drug Testing Method Is Best For Your Organization?

Posted by Jessica McDonald on May 17, 2016 7:25:37 AM

When determining the best drug testing method to use at your organization, it is important to decide the criteria that fits best with your organizational needs. For some organizations the most important aspect of their drug testing program is the window of detection (time frame in which a drug can be detected since last use). Other organizations may weigh more heavily on drug testing costs or turnaround times. Below you will find an overview of the main drug testing methods available and the pros and cons to each type.

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Topics: Drug Testing, Drug Screening, hair drug testing, oral fluid drug testing, employment drug testing, employee drug testing, urine drug testing

2015 Compliance Recap  – 21 Changes that May Impact Your Hiring Process

Posted by Elizabeth Fairchild on Mar 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Curious about what happened in the world of compliance last year? 2015 was a busy year with major changes impacting hiring processes across the country – from E-Verify, to Ban the Box, to Drug Testing.

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Topics: compliance, Drug Testing, Ban the Box, E-Verify, employment law

5 Best Practices for Workplace Drug Testing

Posted by Jessica McDonald on Dec 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM


According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. Drug testing is an important screening method for protecting your brand and employees. These 5 drug testing best practices will help you build and maintain a successful drug screening program for your organization.  

"70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed." 

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Topics: Drug Testing, Drug Screening

Products in Focus: Drug Testing

Posted by Jessica McDonald on Nov 4, 2015 8:29:53 AM

In our new series Products in Focus, Accurate Background will take a deep dive into drug testing and answer common questions about how they work. Today’s drug screening blog post comes from Accurate Background’s Product Manager Jessica McDonald. Jessica has worked with Accurate Background for over 4 years and oversees our health services products. Jessica has extensive knowledge of the health services process from sales and onboarding to implementation and fulfillment.

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Topics: Drug Testing, Drug Screening

Have questions about pre-employment drug testing?

Posted by Accurate Background on Mar 25, 2015 8:51:00 AM

We are here to help. With the recent legislation surrounding pre-employment drug testing, we have seen an increase in client questions surrounding drug screening best practices and products. We are working on developing new resources to support your organization on this subject matter, and we want to make sure to answer the questions that are most important to you. Take our brief survey to tell us what you would like to see in pre-employment drug testing e-books, webinars, and Compliance Updates created by Accurate Background.

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Topics: Drug Testing, Drug Screening

Is Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing 2015’s Ban the Box?

Posted by Elizabeth Fairchild on Feb 24, 2015 6:00:00 AM

With more states passing medical marijuana legislation and some even taking measures to decriminalize marijuana use (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington), employers are asking how they should consider marijuana use during the employment screening process. To date, most states have deferred to Federal law, which classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 illegal drug. Recent legislation in Washington may cause employers to rethink this strategy.

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Topics: compliance, Drug Testing, Ban the Box

February Event Lineup - California

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Feb 10, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Our events are starting to pick up! We will be at three different events in CA during February. Our representatives will be demonstrating our employment and workforce screening solutions to help you build positive employer and candidate experiences that support hiring and retaining the best talent. We will also be giving away some great thank you gifts and entering everyone who stops by into drawings for some amazing prizes. We hope to see you early this year as we start with our first February event on February 10th.

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Topics: HR Events, SHRM, Events, criminal background check, Criminal History, Accurate Background, background check, talent management, Background Screening, FCRA, Drug Testing, PIHRA

Free USCIS E-Verify and I-9 Webinars Have Started

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Jan 13, 2015 10:00:35 PM

HR professionals can take advantage of free E-Verify and I-9 webinars presented by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). The webinars will be running throughout the month of January and will cover important aspects of E-Verify and the I-9 Form as well as best practices.

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Topics: compliance, Accurate I-9, I-9, Criminal History, Accurate Background, background check, Background Screening, FCRA, Everify, Drug Testing, EEOC, E-Verify, employment law

January Event Lineup - CA, CO

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Jan 12, 2015 5:26:47 AM

Accurate Background is excited to kick off 2015. We will be at three different events in CA and CO during January! Our representatives will be demonstrating our employment and workforce screening solutions to help you build positive employer and candidate experiences that support hiring and retaining the best talent. We will also be giving away some great thank you gifts and entering everyone who stops by into drawings for some amazing prizes. We hope to see you early this year as we start with our first event on January 13th!

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Topics: HR Events, Mile High SHRM, SHRM, Events, criminal background check, Criminal History, Accurate Background, background check, talent management, Background Screening, FCRA, Drug Testing

22 New Laws That May Affect Your Hiring Process in 2015

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Jan 6, 2015 10:00:00 PM

With 2015 already in full force, there are many new laws related to background screening and hiring that may affect employers moving into the new year. It can be hard to keep up with so many new laws, but don’t worry, Accurate Background has you covered. We take the time to consistently monitor any legislation that may impact our clients and have created a summary of some of the regulatory changes from the past year that may affect your hiring and background screening process. Below is a recap of these regulatory changes:

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Topics: hiring, criminal background check, Criminal History, Accurate Background, background check, talent management, Background Screening, Credit Reports, FCRA, Drug Testing, Ban the Box, EEOC

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