Should Brands Run Background Checks on Marketing Influencers?

An increasing number of large brands are turning marketing influencers into brand spokespeople, leaning on their authority, expertise and/or position in an engaging, authentic way to affect how their audience purchases items. High profile screening and background checks on marketing influencers are becoming more popular because more companies are getting burned by making bad partnerships.…

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Salary History Bans: What Employers Need to Know

If you’re a hiring manager or work in human resources, you need to understand what salary history bans are and what that means for your hiring process. Until recently, employers during the hiring process in all states could ask applicants about their current salaries or what they made at previous jobs. Now with a renewed…

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What to Look For When Hiring Gen Z in the Workplace

Hiring managers and business owners need to start preparing for a new generation to enter the job market, and begin to prepare for hiring Gen Z in the workplace. With a younger batch of candidates ready to enter the workforce, businesses need to prepare themselves for a hiring individuals that will take on new recruiting…

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Barada Associates Acquires Indianapolis-Based Screening Firm American Business Services

The integration of the two recognized Indiana firms enables Barada Associates to provide its stellar service to more companies throughout the Midwest and beyond. RUSHVILLE, Ind., September 25, 2018—Barada Associates, Indiana’s premier provider of background screening and reference checking services, today announced the acquisition of American Business Services (ABS), a professional background screening services firm…

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Can Employers Deny Employment for Marijuana Users in States Where It’s Now Legal?

With nine states having legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 29 states legally protecting the use of medical marijuana, can an employer deny employment to a job seeker who tests positive for marijuana or, for that matter, terminate an employee for marijuana use? In states where employment is “at-will,” meaning companies can dismiss workers without…

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Indiana Case Shows Non-Compete Agreements Aren’t Always Straightforward

A recent court case shows why both employers and employees need to be very careful in their handling of employment policies and practices, as well as any decisions they make based on state or local laws. Daniel Scales, an employee working for hydrovac excavation company Badger Daylighting Corp., had a rude awakening after he quit…

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