Marijuana @ Work: Important Info for Employers [Infographic]

Posted Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The increase of daily use of marijuana has dramatically impacted the workplace. According to a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there is currently 22.2 Million marijuana users aged 12 and up. 25 states plus Washington D.C. have enacted laws allowing for the use of marijuana for medical purposes, while 4 states (AK, CO, OR, WA and Washington D.C.) have passed laws legalizing the personal use of this drug. There is legislation legalizing recreational and medical use of marijuana that is up for the vote in 8 more states this November. The legalization of marijuana use for medicinal or recreational purposes in many states across the United States has forced employers to review their workplace drug policies.

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What Could 2017 Bring to the Background Screening Industry?

Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

It has been quite the year at Sterling Talent Solutions! We started off 2016 as SterlingBackcheck and ended the year as Sterling Talent Solutions after a successful merger with TalentWise in the beginning of the year. We acquired RISQ Group and Verified Person and grew to 20 offices in 9 countries with over 3,900 employees. Sterling is now trusted by over 50,000 clients worldwide, including 25% of the Fortune 100, screening 12 million candidates annually with more than 80 million searches.

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Background Screening Budget Toolkit

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Budget season may not get you as excited as receiving approval to push forward with an improved benefits package, but it doesn’t have to be a pain point. Preparing for budget season can be a breeze when you have the right tools at your disposal.

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Infographic: What Negligent Retention Could Cost You

Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by Sterling Talent Solutions

You conduct background checks on candidates before they’re hired, but what happens after that? Retaining employees who become involved in criminal activity after they are hired pose a threat to your company and staff. View our infographic for insight into what negligent retention could really cost your company, how common post-hire screening is, and how SterlingBackcheck can help.

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Background Check Oversight at Most U.S. Airports Leave Threats in the Air

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Since the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, billions of dollars have been spent every year on airport security screening. While the majority of screening is done on the 1.8 million passengers who travel through U.S. airports every day, CNN discovered a back door security loophole that involves baggage handlers and other airport staff.

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Is Your Company at Risk? 4 Cases of Unconventional Employee Theft.

Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Sometimes employee theft can seem to be synonymous with the retail industry, but it affects far more employers than you might think. Occupational fraud and theft affects companies of all sizes and all industries. According to the most recent Global Fraud Study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, global fraud loss is pegged at almost $3.7 trillion annually.

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