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Too Hot for Social? Defining Acceptable Online Behavior for Employees
Too Hot for Social? Defining Acceptable Online Behavior for Employees

A recent poll conducted by our partner Social Intelligence reveals employers are most concerned about these aspects of employees’ online content:  65% Intolerance 35% Sexually Explicit 45% Potentially Violent 35% Potentially Illegal 8% Custom But how do businesses define thresholds for what’s acceptable social media content and what’s not? Are there different standards for different […]

The Definitive Return to Work Glossary
The Definitive Return to Work Glossary

Implementing a Return to Work strategy and program is paramount in fending off COVID-19 and protecting your employees, clients, and visitors from a health, wellness, and safety standpoint. A Return to Work program also protects your physical assets and keeps you moving toward your business goals. EBI wants to help you prepare whatever Return to […]

Why Social Media Screening is Necessary for Informed Hiring
Why Social Media Screening is Necessary for Informed Hiring

Even before COVID-19 changed our business practices, employers were using online resources to vet candidates. Now that much – if not all – of the hiring process has gone virtual, social media checks can help you get a better idea of which candidates could be a good fit. But there are risks involved. Here is […]

Do You Know Your State’s Marijuana Laws?
Do You Know Your State’s Marijuana Laws?

The rise of remote workers in response to the coronavirus pandemic has also renewed employer’s interests in drug testing. Namely – should you, and can you – drug screen your work from home (WFH) employees? And if so, what are the most reliable methods in this age of virtual work? These questions will likely steer […]

Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know
Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know

You’ve established your COVID-19 workplace safety protocols and procedures. Your office is a picture-perfect model supporting physical distancing. Your reopening guidelines are set. Now, you’re ready to rehire.  But just as your operational efforts have had to change to accommodate for this pandemic, so do your hiring strategies. Your candidates may have new expectations. You […]

Reestablishing Company Culture After a Pandemic: Five Things to Know
Reestablishing Company Culture After a Pandemic: Five Things to Know

The future of work will be different; That’s something we can all agree on at this point. As you consider return to work plans, every corner of your business – from operational processes and technology infrastructure to employee monitoring and travel restrictions – will be examined and reassessed. Adapting your culture for this ‘new normal’ […]

How Design Culture Can Positively Impact Your Employees
How Design Culture Can Positively Impact Your Employees

Are you scared of returning to the office? You’re not alone. The fear factor of returning to work while the coronavirus pandemic is still unfolding should not be underestimated. Employees are frightened of everything from their own personal safety to finding suitable summer arrangements for their children. Workers will be looking to human resources to […]

Should You Consider an Open Hiring Policy in the Wake of COVID-19?
Should You Consider an Open Hiring Policy in the Wake of COVID-19?

Recovery. It’s the business buzz word on everyone’s lips. When will the economy recover enough to allow businesses, from enterprise to independent, to recover, too? Employers are already strategizing how to bring back employees fast when that recovery begins. One option gaining traction is adopting an open hiring policy. This talent acquisition technique abandons standard […]

Driving Humanity Back to Business with Design Culture
Driving Humanity Back to Business with Design Culture

What the heck is Design Culture? Most people within business and/or nonprofit communities have never heard the words “design” and “culture” used in tandem. For many it sounds like a mashup, like fusion cuisine. In reality, Design Culture is a cohesive organizational superpower. Design Culture is a vehicle to rediscover the human side of your […]

What Management Strategies COVID-19 Hasn’t Changed
What Management Strategies COVID-19 Hasn’t Changed

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Depending on who you believe, this quote was coined by either French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr or… Bon Jovi. But in this current COVID-19 environment, the philosophy behind the quote holds true. While there are plenty of rapidly shifting things for businesses to contend with, […]

Five Ways to Maintain Speedy and Safe Background Checks Through COVID-19
Five Ways to Maintain Speedy and Safe Background Checks Through COVID-19

Time is a big player in the coronavirus pandemic. Epidemiologists rush to track its spread. Governments rush to slow its deadly progression. Pharmaceutical companies rush to find a vaccine. In response, businesses rush to make decisions. The unpredictability of the virus and its effect on the economy is forcing companies to ditch long-term strategies for […]

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