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New Marijuana Laws have companies questioning current drug testing policies

Brad Odil
Jul 21, 2020 Background Screening, Drug Testing,

Professional Background Screening firms like Reference Services, Inc (RSI) operate in a controlled, regulated and transparent process in order to adhere to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA requires RSI to following strict reporting standards and state laws. Our primary responsibility is to protect the consumer by assuring Read More

6 Steps in Understanding the Background Screening process

Marie Hunton
Apr 01, 2020 Background Screening,

Professional Background Screening firms like Reference Services, Inc (RSI) operate in a controlled, regulated and transparent process in order to adhere to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA requires RSI to following strict reporting standards and state laws. Our primary responsibility is to protect the consumer by assuring Read More

The Ins and Outs of Criminal Reporting Turnaround Time (TAT)

Brad Odil
Mar 19, 2020 Background Screening,

Turnaround time — also referred to as TAT — refers to the length of time it takes for a background check to be completed. In the background screening industry, the general industry average TAT is three to five days for a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) to deliver results to Read More

Easy to Use Applicant Tracking Software – Reference Services, Inc

Marie Hunton
Jan 06, 2020 Applicant Tracking System, Background Screening, RSI Press Releases,

It is time to stop collecting resumes over email. Tracking applicants with spreadsheets is not reliable either. It is time for a change. It is time to optimize your hiring process with our applicant tracking software. Take a look around at how we can help you track your applicants through Read More

Reference Services, Inc integrates with all major Applicant Tracking Systems

Brad Odil
Dec 16, 2019 Background Screening, Integration, RSI Press Releases,

Intolerance, sexism, and violence are leading concerns at all levels of the employee lifecycle. From talent acquisition to diversity and inclusion managers, people management is tasked with finding and nurturing not only the right culture fit but trustworthy contributors to safe and productive workplaces. Apply Social Intelligence to accomplish compliant Read More

How employees cheat on drug test

Brad Odil
Oct 28, 2019 Background Screening,

Drug abuse in the workplace can place employees at risk, decrease employee productivity and, in turn, lead to lower profits. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, approximately 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are working. The most commonly abused drug is Read More

RSI announces new Social Media Screening solution

Marie Hunton
Oct 09, 2019 Background Screening, RSI Press Releases,

Intolerance, sexism, and violence are leading concerns at all levels of the employee lifecycle. From talent acquisition to diversity and inclusion managers, people management is tasked with finding and nurturing not only the right culture fit but trustworthy contributors to safe and productive workplaces. Apply Social Intelligence to accomplish compliant Read More

Why Verifications are Important?

Brad Odil
Oct 08, 2019 Verification Services,

Employment verification can confirm dates of employment, position(s) held, salary, job duties, and eligibility for rehire. It is important to verify these pieces of information for several reasons. An applicant may try to hide gaps in employment history due to significant periods of unemployment, incarceration, or maternity leave. They may Read More

Why Background Screening is Important

Marie Hunton
Jul 08, 2019 Background Screening, Verification Services,

A comprehensive background screening is a compilation of data assembled on an applicant that may be used during the hiring process. This is done through a third party service know as a Consumer Reporting Agency, which is regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The information compiled by the Consumer Read More