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How to Spot a Fake Diploma

July 10th, 2015 by Dodie

In May of 2012, it was reported that Yahoo’s CEO at the time, was fired due to the discovery by an outside Yahoo investor party that his supposed Computer Science degree had been faked before he added this specific job requirement to his resume. Though the CEO’s deceit is one that is high-profile, this case […]

Why Require a Drug Test

June 23rd, 2015 by Dodie

It’s difficult enough to find decent jobs nowadays, so there are probably good reasons why companies screen workers for drugs. Of the 23 states and District of Columbia that enacted medical marijuana laws, the circumstances surrounding drug testing are cloudy, “no pun intended.” People with specific disabilities can’t be prosecuted for using, possessing or cultivating […]

If you have neighbors that make you feel uncomfortable, then a background check is a way to get the information you need to feel safer in your home. Obtaining criminal records on someone is easy and legal because it is public information. The best way to deal with a questionable person in your area is […]

The Fair Chance Ordinance (“Ban the Box” bill) was first started in the late 1990s. It’s purpose/goal is to have the box that asks if you have a criminal record removed from hiring applications. Doing so will allow ex-offenders to show their skills and what they bring to the table before they are asked about […]

The Impact of “Ban the Box”

October 13th, 2014 by Dodie

One little box strikes fear into the hearts of convicted criminals attempting to re-enter society. Many job and tenant applications include the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question, “Have you been convicted of any criminal activity?” This simple inquiry can feel like a roadblock to successful re-entry for those that have been given their freedom. But, a […]