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What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is...

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Month: August 2015
What Do New FLSA Regulations Mean for Employers?

What Do New FLSA Regulations Mean for Employers?

How will the recently proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations affect your organization? On June 30, 2015 the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) released their proposal to change the FLSA standards for exempt employees. The new regulations will raise the minimum salary requirements for exempt employees, extending protection to millions of Americans that aren’t covered by overtime pay.
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Guest Post: Transform Your Reference Checking to Drive Engagement

Guest Post: Transform Your Reference Checking to Drive Engagement

SkillSurvey President and CEO, Ray Bixler discusses how reference checking can be used more effectively to find and keep highly engaged employees in the below guest post. If you want to learnhow to easily run great reference checks using the TAM/SkillSurvey integration REGISTER TODAY for our FREE upcoming webinar on Tues., August 18th, 2015.

Transform Your Reference Checking to Drive Engagement

In a recent blog post, workforce culture expert and best-selling author Kevin Sheridan took issue with the notion that “employee engagement” has run its course and has instead become a routine “check-the-box” exercise. He suggests, rightly, that perhaps we should start holding the people checking the box accountable for defining, encouraging, and measuring engagement at their organizations.
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How to Attract the Best Drivers in the Trucking and Logistics Industry

How to Attract the Best Drivers in the Trucking and Logistics Industry

The US economy is dependent on the trucking and logistics industry to transport materials and goods throughout the country. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA) “in 2012, trucks moved 9.4 billion tons of freight, or about 68.5 percent of all freight tonnage transported domestically.” Amidst this staggering statistic, the trucking and logistics industry is experiencing a shortage of drivers. How can you attract the best drivers in this increasingly competitive industry? Recruiting, hiring and retaining good drivers is a widespread challenge for employers these days. The key is to stand out from the competition and have effective recruiting processes in place, while abiding by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
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