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Corra Group Adds New Employment Screening Drug Test Solutions for Clients in Every Industry

Mon, March 30th, 2015 - 10:38 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is continuing to add a wider range of drug tests to accommodate the needs of every industry that requires this form of background check. As employers face compliance mandates or seek new ways to increase productivity and cut down on workplace accidents, Corra Group is adding new drug panels that will help detect substance abuse with a wide range of drugs.

“Certain industries have mandated drug tests,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “The Healthcare Industry, for example has compulsory drug tests, ranging from the more straightforward ten panel drug test to the more advanced twelve panel drug test that can include such drugs as Demerol and Oxycodone. In many situations job applicants must submit to these drug tests and then take go for repeated drug tests on a periodic basis.

“There is also the requisite DOT Drug Testing,” said Basichis. “Department of Transportation compliant trucking firms must provide drug testing for their drivers as part of the pre-employment screeningprocess and then for specific purposes, including random drug testing, post-accident, and reasonable suspicions.

Basichis pointed out that any small business Information Technology companies, when doing work for the larger corporate entities, are also mandated to submit their employees to drug tests. In these instances, he noted, often the IT employees work remotely and are spread out around the country.

For the complete release please  click on this link

Border Agents Stop 150 Sex Offenders Trying to Enter Canada

Wed, March 25th, 2015 - 12:03 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Here is an alarming bit of news.  One Hundred Fifty Sex Offenders were trying to enter Canada.  Were they looking for work are just visiting as predators?

According to CTV…”Canada Border Services agents stopped more than 150 U.S. sex offenders from entering Canada, in part due to a partnership with United States customs, the federal government announced Monday.

In 2014 alone, information provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents helped CBSA agents refuse entry to 59 sex offenders, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said.

Blaney also announced that 51 “dangerous individuals” have been removed from Canada since 2011, thanks to the “Wanted by the CBSA” program.”

With this many sex offenders caught, small wonder it is important, in fact vital to conduct background checks as your employment screening program.

Corra Group Offers Updated User Friendly Employment Screening as the Job Market Heats Up

Wed, March 11th, 2015 - 12:50 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is offering new advances to its user friendly employment screening services so that human resources managers may better facilitate their employment screening programs. As the job market continues to flourish, the Swift Hire System allows employers to package selected background checksand then have its job applicants enter all the relevant data. Release forms can be customized to address any client needs, and candidates can upload any required documents.

“According to the March 6th posting from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 300 thousand new jobs added to the payrolls,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “With hiring this robust, there is increased pressure for recruiters and human resources managers to find the best candidates, interview and process them through our client’s employment screening program.

“The Swift Hire system relieves human resources personnel of the data entry responsibilities and passes them to the employment candidates,” said Gustavson. “We create the necessary packages for our clients, and they in turn provide their job applicants with a link. The candidate clicks on the link and enters the required data, then uploads any vital documentation. Our client can then review the submission and then place the order. It saves time and takes a lot of the burden off the HR people.”

For the complete release, please click on this link.

The Bumpy Future for Ad Sellers…You Need Additional Skill Sets

Wed, March 4th, 2015 - 2:35 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Here is an interesting article from Advertising Age.  Them changes and things in the world of Ad Sellers as the environment moves to digital.  As with most industrial sectors, where there are challenges there is also opportunity.  The bottom line, going by the article and life in general.  Be well rounded.

From Ad Age…”It’s not just the Grey Lady: Most legacy publishers are struggling to adjust to an evolving environment in which advertisers are no longer satisfied with just ad space in print or on the right rail of a website. They are demanding that publishers apply reams of data to target their ads, which, by the way, should appear within the stream of editorial content, get significant social-media promotion and be as bespoke as possible. And they’re trying to squeeze publishers on the price every step of the way.

As a result, legacy publishers are taking a pickaxe to calcified sales departments. Positions are being eliminated and longtime staffers let go. But the turmoil is also giving rise to opportunities for sales talent that can think creatively and nimbly while being conversant with return on investment. Ms. Kopit Levien calls them “unicorns.”

“Finding unicorns doesn’t happen overnight, or even very often in the time frame of a single open position,” she said. “Recruiting is something we do all day, every day.”


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