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Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Your Drug Testing Policy? Review These 5 Areas

Posted by Joshua Flexen on March 8, 2018

Imagine this: As an employer, you take great precautions to ensure a new hire will be a suitable fit for the position, your team and enhancing your business. You have a series of reviews in place to support your decision including interview(s), a background check and drug test. The same process all your employees have undergone for the last 10 years. Now, a couple months after a new hire has started, you learn the employee has an addiction to pain killers, a controlled substance which wasn’t tested for prior to their start. Additionally, because you felt a background check and drug test were enough, you don’t have a written policy stating the use of a controlled substance while at work is a terminable offense. How do you proceed?

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Topics: Drug Testing

Additional Legislation to Pay Attention to as You Ring in the New Year

Posted by Joshua Flexen on January 2, 2018

Two topics which have dominated many recruitment and background screening conversations in 2017 have been in regards to salary history and Ban the Box regulations. Employers throughout the country have made significant changes to their recruitment processes to stay complaint with jurisdictions that have passed laws prohibiting employers from inquiring about, or relying upon, a job applicant’s salary history and/or criminal history. 

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Topics: Compliance

Is Your Candidate Experience Up to Date?

Posted by Joshua Flexen on December 12, 2017

As 2017 is coming to an end, reflecting on the year will show mass consumer customization continues to be a growing trend. Regardless of the industry, the need for companies to satisfy the needs and wants of their consumer group remains of the highest priority. In regards to the recruitment space, this refers to satisfying the needs and the wants of the candidate. Ultimately, we are living in the candidate’s world. Companies are now taking a proactive approach to attracting top talent by managing their employment brands, in part through investment in company websites and candidate facing technology. In a time where most things are available at your fingertips, candidates have adopted a consumer-like mentality and have the same expectations while searching for jobs.

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Topics: Candidate Experience

Recent Sources of Identity Theft and Impact on Employers

Posted by Joshua Flexen on November 15, 2017

“If your house was burning down, what three items would you take with you?”

This hypothetical question has probably crossed your mind at some point with varying scenarios, and everyone always questions what they would find most important. Usually, responses reflect sentimental items such as photos or videos. However, when faced with an evacuation in real life, there usually isn’t time to think of what you would ideally take. Recently, we saw the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as multiple wildfires in California. As thousands of people left their workplaces and homes, they were faced with making split second decisions on what they needed to grab before they left. Many of these victims lost their personal identification documents.

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Topics: Social Security Number

Introduction to Our API v3 - Anthony Rossano of

Posted by Joshua Flexen on June 28, 2016

We were previously mentioned in a blog post by API evangelist Anthony Rossano on as he listed us as the best background check API available on the market following his research on background check APIs.  

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Topics: Background Check API

Which Employment Drug Testing Method Is Best For Your Organization?

Posted by Joshua Flexen on May 17, 2016

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

Version 3 of the Accurate Background Check API is Now Available

Posted by Joshua Flexen on May 12, 2016

The Accurate Background Check API  provides the broadest offering in the industry for U.S. and international background checks, employment and educational verifications, work authorization and drug testing requirements. Yesterday we released the newest version of our background check API (Version 3).  Main enhancements of the new v3 release focuses on developer productivity and implementation simplicity:

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Topics: Background Check API, International Background Checks, Product Updates

Watch Our Recent Webinar: "I-9 and E-Verify Best Practices"

Posted by Joshua Flexen on October 1, 2015

We recently hosted a free I-9 webinar  with Compliance expert, Montserrat Miller.  Missed it? Don't worry, we are providing a recording of the webinar for free!

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Topics: Compliance, Events, I-9 & E-Verify

Accurate Background CEO on the "Sharing Economy" Workforce - HRDive

Posted by Joshua Flexen on September 25, 2015

Many "sharing economy" services get rave reviews. However, a few recent cases have highlighted situations where contractors with backgrounds ranging from questionable to downright criminal are being hired.

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Topics: Gig Economy

March Event Lineup - CA, CO, DC

Posted by Joshua Flexen on March 6, 2015

We will be at four different events in the month of March. 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 March event on March 2nd.

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Topics: Events

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