Drug abuse is on the rise across the United States and prescription opioids top the list for substance abuse. Between 1999 and 2014, prescription opioid sales almost quadrupled while the amount of pain reported remained constant. Opioid misuse carries high societal costs. In 2013, the abuse of prescription opioids resulted in $78.5-billion in total costs… Read more »
Posts Tagged: employee screening
The problem with routine background checks… As long as nothing bad happens, you are “rewarded” for doing inadequate background checks. But there are several major problems with shallow or poorly designed background checks.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a letter August 29th that defends its use of the concept of “disparate impact” in combating employment discrimination. The letter was in response to a challenge from the Attorneys General of nine states that called the EEOC position “An Attack on Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process”… Read more »
We recently posted an article on the topic of “Evaluating Human Capital Risk.” While we had high hopes this article would draw thousands of readers from the HR community, it appears to have done little more than satisfy our own intrinsic need to preach the benefits of employment screening as a human capital risk management… Read more »