Cognitive Skills in the Workplace

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Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. This is a particularly important concept in the workplace, where employees with cognitive skillsets can make all the difference. A few of the essential cognitive demands of the workplace include communication, thinking, and learning. It is simple for most […]

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Common Drug Policy Errors

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Your first defense in creating a drug-free workplace begins with a well-written company policy.  Recently Mark A. de Bernardo, Esq., Partner in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis LLP and Executive Director of the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, presented a Quest Diagnostics webinar: “Employee Substance Abuse Prevention Programs:  How to Avoid the […]

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Drug Tests Positivity Rates Increase Among American Workers

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An unsettling trend has recently begun sweeping the nation; the percentage of American workers testing positive for drug tests has increased for the first time in over a decade. Following the analysis of over 8.5 million urine, oral fluid and hair drug tests, Quest Diagnostics confirmed that marijuana and methamphetamines are the leading drugs responsible […]

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Employee Theft and How to Prevent It

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According to statisticbrain.com, in 2012, as much as $50 billion (yes, you read that correctly) is stolen annually by employees from businesses in the United States. In addition, this contributes to the 7% of annual revenues that is lost to theft and fraud. 75% of employees have stolen from their employers at least once, and […]

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Our Social Media Searches Matter

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Have you ever wondered whether or not social media is a good tool for researching your job candidates? New research has shown that 51% of employers who have searched their job candidates on social media networks did not hire them because of the content that was discovered. CareerBuilder’s survey also shared that these statistics have […]

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Going Paperless: We’re Almost There!

Since our last post regarding our Paperless process, we have had both struggles and triumphs with implementing the system. Our biggest concern was the amount of time it was taking to actually use the system. Although it without a doubt would save us paper, it would not save us on time, which would not be […]

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing: What Is It and Why Should You Do It?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing allows a provider to act as a company’s internal recruitment function for a portion or all of its jobs. This includes managing the recruiting/hiring process, which improves a company’s time to hire, increases the quality of the candidate pool, provides verifiable metrics, reduces costs and improves governmental compliance. Introduced in the 1970s, RPO […]

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“The Cream Rises to the Top”

In the days before the homogenization process of milk, farmers and ranchers used to judge the quality of a batch of milk by the amount of cream that rose to the top. Since milk is a combination of fats, protein and water, raw milk that is left standing for given periods of time will gradually allow fat molecules to rise […]

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Stage 3: Why We are Going Paperless

When a company is ready to consider incorporating an electronic document management system, an essential step is to determine which system would work best with your company.   With many on the market to choose from, the first step in narrowing your decision is to examine your company’s specific needs, functions, and workflow.  In addition, you […]

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5 – Panel Hair Drug Test: Why it’s the Best

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Hair tests are the absolute best way to stop drugs in the workplace.  Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. They state that “hair testing detects nearly twice the number of positives as a urine test. Unlike urine drug testing, which may only detect drug use within the past 2-3 days, […]

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