What Big Name Companies and Their CEO’s Can Learn From the Bill Cosby Scandal

Bill Cosby is everywhere in the news these days for all the wrong reasons. The list of women accusing Cosby of drugging and raping them is growing almost daily. The lessons we can learn and extrapolate from the entire sad situation are plentiful but there is one angle...

FCRA Infringement – What Employers Need to Know About Adverse Action

Have you ever passed on a candidate because of a low credit score and didn’t tell the person?Have you ever used a social media screen as a legitimate background check?Have you ever screened a candidate without their consent?If you answered yes to any of these...

Legalizing Marijuana – What Does This Mean For Your Background Check?

We’ve talked at length this week about how legalizing marijuana affects your job prospects or your current employment. A lot of this has been from the employee’s perspective – what you need to know, how you can avoid trouble, what you’re risking.ICYMI, here’s...

Legalizing Marijuana – Yes, You Can Still Be Fired For Blazing Up

Pot smokers – at least those in Colorado and Washington – rejoiced earlier this year when lawmakers in those states legalized marijuana for recreational purposes (as opposed to medicinal). Now people age 21+ can freely smoke pot in the privacy of their own...

Volunteer Screening – A Necessary, Important Investment

What is the most important thing when it comes to your child(ren)’s school?Education?STEM program?Athletic future?Quality teachers?Anti-bullying effort?Sure, these all rank up there. But what about safety? We don’t know about you but we think our children’s safety...

300 Businesses: The Ups and Downs of Being a Small Business Owner (Hint: Hiring Shouldn’t Be One of Them)

You’ve heard the (depressing) figures.Half of all small businesses fail within the first year95% fold before five years30% of small businesses continually lose moneyWhile many bloggers might have you believe this stat is Bad News Bears, we think it brings a glimmer of...