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Many Employers Must Order a Pre Employment Screening, But Many Others Choose To Be Prepared!

Many Employers Must Order a Pre Employment Screening, But Many Others Choose To Be Prepared!

Certain professions require pre employment screenings before the hiring process can be completed. Medical professionals, teachers, law enforcement officers, bank tellers and many other employment opportunities require a pre employment screening. Federal regulations are in place regarding some of these positions, and pre employment screening is not optional on the part of the prospective employee or the employer. The reasoning behind these mandatory screenings has to do with the access to privileged information and the potential abuse of power.

Medical professionals have access to information that has been deemed private by the federal government. Medical records are only accessible via a warrant or with patient permission. Because of that access, medical professionals must be beyond reproach. They also have access to people in a vulnerable state. A doctor or nurse could take advantage of patients, when they have little physical mobility. This is particularly true with the elderly, children and psychiatric patients.

Teachers are in a position of power with children. Because of this they are subject to the most stringent level of pre employment screening and must be fingerprinted before they can start working …

Cyberspace Crime Can Happen To You If You Are Not Careful

Cyberspace Crime is Closer To You Than You Think

The world is a dangerous place. Muggers are poised to jump you if you walk down the wrong darkened alley, con artists are scheming to relieve you of your retirement fund, and co-workers are out to ruin your career. Organized crime syndicates are spreading corruption, drugs, and fear with the efficiency of Fortune 500 companies. There are crazed terrorists, nutty dictators, and uncontrollable remnants of former superpowers with more firepower than sense. And if you believe the newspapers at your supermarket’s checkout counter, there are monsters in the wilderness, creepy hands from beyond the grave, and evil space aliens carrying Elvis’s babies. Sometimes it’s amazing that we’ve survived this long, let alone built a society stable enough to have these discussions.

The world is also a safe place. While the dangers in the industrialized world are real, they are the exceptions. This can sometimes be hard to remember in our sensationalist age – newspapers sell better with the headline “Three Shot Dead in Random Act of Violence” than “Two Hundred and Seventy Million Indians have Uneventful Day”- but it is true. Almost everyone walks the streets every day without getting mugged. …

Major Depressive Disorder And Social Security Disability

Major Depressive Disorder And Social Security Disability

Often described as uncontrollable feelings of sadness, unhappiness, or misery, major depression or major depressive disorder can have a serious impact on an individual’s life and well being. While most individuals experience periods of depression during different difficult times in their lives, major depressive disorder (also known as major depression, clinical depression, and recurrent depression) occurs when feelings of depression persist over a long period of time, amounting to several weeks to months.

The precise cause of major depressive disorder is unknown. Some studies show that major depression can be caused by certain events, but the imbalances of brain chemicals in many sufferers of major depressive disorder show that there may also be biological, or even sometimes genetic causes. Though these chemical imbalances have been show to run in the family, it is not uncommon for individuals to develop them even without a family history. Outside factors that seem to contribute to major depression include: Drug or Alcohol Abuse, Medical Conditions, Prescription Drugs (Steroids), Trouble Sleeping, and Major Life Changes: Trouble in school, break ups, divorce, abuse or neglect and loss of job are some examples.

There are a wide variety of symptoms …