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  1. Can Poppy Seeds Affect Drug Tests?

    As one of the nation’s leading pre-employment drug screening providers, the 3rd Degree Screening team gets this question a lot: Can eating poppy seeds cause a false positive on my drug test? This is…Read More

  2. How It Works: Criminal Background Check

    Whether you are considering a new hire, a new tenant, or vetting volunteers, a criminal background check can help you determine whether an applicant is truly a good fit for your needs. If you think th…Read More

  3. What is a Background Check?

    We have probably all been through a background check before, most likely as a new employee or a tenant. You likely already have a general understanding of what is involved. However, there are a lot of…Read More

  4. Are Background Checks Really Necessary?

    Many employers choose to perform background checks on potential employees before hiring, but some may question the time and expense of ordering a comprehensive background check and wonder: are they re…Read More

  5. 5 Types of Workplace Drug Testing

    If you are an employer, it’s important to build a team that you know you can trust. Part of establishing and maintaining trust means communicating and reinforcing company policies for your employees…Read More