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Why Now is the Time to Review Your Screening Policy
Why Now is the Time to Review Your Screening Policy

Many recruiters already know this: there is a correlation between unemployment numbers and the available labor pool of talent. The more people who are unemployed, the bigger the numbers of job candidates applying for open positions. This is terrific news if you’re hiring right now – with a bigger field to choose from, it’s an […]

Screening News Weekly Wrap: April 10th, 2020

State offices... closed! Exams... cancelled! COVID-19 is messing up plans for new graduates. But there is a glimmer of hope. Some industries are making adjustments to help get their careers up and running. All the details are in today's EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap. 

Screening News Weekly Wrap: April 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing changes in everything, including some long-standing and pretty strict employment rules and regulations. Things are not changing dramatically, but some adjustments to heavily regulated industries were bound to happen. It’s definitely not a free for all, but some employers are getting a little leeway. Are you affected? Read on to find out.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: March 13th, 2020

Candidates and employers alike are facing a variety of obstacles in today’s hiring landscape. From massive issues relating to drug use to lies, fibs, and fabrications among a slew of applicants, hiring managers need to adjust their recruiting processes on Friday the 13th and beyond. This week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us how we got here, and why background checks are more important than ever to maintain a safe workplace.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: March 6th, 2020

Billion-dollar payouts. Thousands of accused child molesters. One questionable marijuana ingredient. These attention-grabbing figures only give us half the story. We’re going beyond the numbers in this week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone. The real implications for the background screening industry lie deeper in the details of these stories. Ready to dive in?

Screening News Weekly Wrap: February 14th, 2020

It's Valentine's Day! A day for love, lollipops, and loyalty. It's also the perfect time to remind you cheaters never win. Especially if you try to cheat your way into a job. Drug testing, employment eligibility verification, and even banning discussions about salary, are leveling the playing field for many job hopefuls. At first glance, some might argue these pre-employment safeguards are making it harder for candidates to land jobs. But if you look closely, these measures are beneficial to skilled workers and the companies who seek them. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us why.  

Screening News Weekly Wrap: January 24th, 2020

The 2020 ‘candidate experience’ takes center stage in the EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone. Despite evolutions in background checks for the transportation industry, and an influx of hiring tools on social media sites, these modern technologies might not be ready for showtime just yet. And in the strange-but-true category, disappointed NFL fans call on cannabis to treat the pain of defeat.   Details after the jump.

Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020
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.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: November 22nd, 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: October 25th, 2019

MVR. PII. BTB. If you’re not familiar with these background check terms yet, you will be in 2020. These hot-button items will spur new legislation, lawsuits, and lots of hiring questions in the new year. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone breaks down what business owners, HR pros, and job applicants need to know about screening industry changes.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: October 18th, 2019

As more Americans gain access to legal marijuana, the trucking industry is trying not to get lost in the weeds. Plus, landlords grapple with tighter tenant screening policies and the federal government inches closer to continuous background checks. Today’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone showcases the push and pull people face in the evolving world of background checks.

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