Tricia O'Connor

Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020

Topics like medical marijuana, Ban the Box, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are sure to grab a lot of headlines in 2020, but are they really the HR trends to which you need to pay attention? Not according to the data. We surveyed hundreds of HR professionals, recruiters, and generalists who use screening following the SHRM Annual Conference about what trends you’re watching in 2020. Here’s what’s on your radars.

Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020

Welcome to the last EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone of 2019. In addition to incredible reporting on high profile background screening issues facing the industry, we covered a lot of eyebrow-raising ground this year: A delivery driver's violent crimes The child sex sting that busted a church youth director  Six-year EEOC lawsuit settled A hair-raising horse racing concern, which further showcases the need for drug testing We’ll be back in 2020 bigger and better than ever! Stay tuned for a new feature called "Ask an Expert" that answers YOUR background screening questions. Submit your questions to our experts right here.   For now… enjoy the news.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: December 20th, 2019

The New Year is fast approaching and with it brings lots of expected changes for the background screening industry. New medicinal and recreational marijuana laws will have big implications for employers and employees alike, and E-Verify will take center stage as part of President Donald Trump’s immigration reform. This week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone sheds light on these upcoming changes, and also explores expanded efforts to help more U.S. military veterans land jobs.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: December 13th, 2019

Negligent hiring laws have been around since 1908, but employers weren’t consistently held to these standards until about the 1970s. Still, modern screening continues to evolve as employers, HR professionals, and lawmakers try to make sense of an evolving hiring landscape. This week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone reminds us why we should all be thankful background checks exist and gives kudos to the companies – like EBI – who continue to raise the screening industry standards.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: December 6th, 2019

Fact checking is a huge component of background screening. Whether you’re the business owner or the employee, it’s important to verify the information included in a background check report. EBI knows quality matters and we’re proud to share we have nearly perfect accuracy. But as this week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us, when you don’t double-check the facts things can go wrong – quickly. And the implications can be disastrous. Please note there will be no Screening News Updates during the week of November 24th and the EBI offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving with our families. 

Screening News Weekly Wrap: November 22nd, 2019

The decision to implement background screening and drug testing into hiring policies is big. There are many factors – both internally and externally - that influence human resources departments in this decision. This week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone spans the globe and shows us why seemingly divergent industries like higher education and horse racing are embracing pre-employment screening and drug testing to create safer work environments. Please note there will be no Screening News Updates during the week of November 11th. We will be celebrating EBI's 25th anniversary with exciting announcements and events all week long. Join in the fun by visiting any of our social media pages. 

Screening News Weekly Wrap: November 8th, 2019

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