Background Checks

Navigating Background Checks and Drug Testing During COVID-19
Navigating Background Checks and Drug Testing During COVID-19

Hiring is going through rapid changes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these changes impact background checks and drug testing. It may be challenging for human resources professionals to keep track of all these modifications in this chaotic environment. EBI is committed to helping you navigate these new challenges. On Thursday, April 9 at 2:00 pm EST / 11 am PT the EBI Trusted Advisor Program is hosting a 30-minute webinar to discuss updates to screening procedures and drug testing during COVID-19. The webinar features Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and Larry Henry and Denelda Richardson, attorneys at Rhodes Hieronymus. The webinar will be moderated by Jennifer Gladstone, Editor-in-Chief of EBI’s Screening News Network. We hope you can join us for this important webinar. But if you’re swamped, we understand. So, here’s a breakdown of what we’ll be discussing.

New to Remote Work? Four Tips to Help Your Transition
New to Remote Work? Four Tips to Help Your Transition

Working from home looks and feels different for everyone. And when the decision to work remotely is taken out of your hands, the transition can be a shock. That’s the reality for thousands of employees who are now working from home because of COVID-19. In addition to trying to maintain daily work duties, many people are balancing homeschool and caretaking stresses. EBI is committed to helping you navigate this challenging time. We are 100% operational with a fully remote workforce. Even when there isn’t a crisis, a portion of our EBI team is remote. Here are four tips we’ve learned from our experiences to help with your WFH transition.

Five Ways to Maximize Remote Meetings
Five Ways to Maximize Remote Meetings

Home has fast become the dominant workplace. Whether you’re a seasoned remote employee with a private office or a newly work from home (WFH) rookie set up in your kitchen, the number of remote workers is skyrocketing because of COVID-19. With this surge comes a new set of workplace challenges, which are complicated even more by the number of parents who are balancing home school or caring for ill family members. The EBI Marketing Team is uniquely qualified to help you make the most of this new remote working environment. Even prior to the coronavirus outbreak, half of our team was WFH. Now, we all are. With a few small adjustments, we are just as productive, creative, and cooperative as we were when in the office. Here are five easy-to-implement tips we’ve learned as a team that we hope will help you maximize your remote meetings.

Five Screening Tips to Help You Hire During this Coronavirus Outbreak
Five Screening Tips to Help You Hire During this Coronavirus Outbreak

Talent acquisition and retention has changed a lot in just a few short weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these changes impact background screening. We’re doing our best to keep you informed about important recruiting, hiring, and human resources issues relating to COVID-19 which may affect how and why you screen. Just this week, we’ve shared these posts on our COVID-19 HR Resources page:What Businesses of All Sizes Need to Know About COVID-19 Should You Stop Hiring During a Pandemic? Three Ways to Streamline Heathcare Screening During COVID-19 Video: COVID-19 Impact on Form I-9EBI is committed to helping you navigate hiring challenges. Here are five screening tips to help you make the most of this new temporary hiring environment.

Do Remote Workers Need to be Screened?
Do Remote Workers Need to be Screened?

What do the healthcare, technology, and manufacturing industries have in common right now? They are hiring thousands of workers to meet a sharp spike in demand because of the COVID-19 crisis. Many of these positions are remote – or WFH (work from home). But do remote workers need to be screened as thoroughly as employees who report to the office? Or is now the time to relax your background check requirements to get people into WFH positions faster? Here are some do’s and don’ts to safely and swiftly onboard new remote employees.

Three Ways to Streamline Healthcare Screening During COVID-19

It’s no secret some industries are faring better than others through the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare jobs are skyrocketing as hospitals, medical labs, research facilities, and other clinics try to meet the increased demand the coronavirus is putting on an already strained workforce. Filling these jobs quickly, accurately, and safely has become a huge priority. Some healthcare groups are loosening background check requirements to get folks suited up faster. What’s the safest approach to streamlining healthcare screenings in an emergency? EBI has some tips.

Should You Stop Hiring During a Pandemic?
Should You Stop Hiring During a Pandemic?

No matter where you look in the news, there are stories about the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on businesses. From micro-businesses to enterprise organizations, COVID-19 has, in many cases, completely altered their outlook for the rest of the year. Hiring is one of the biggest concerns businesses are facing. Should they continue posting jobs and creating positions if they don’t know what the economic future holds? Is it responsible to keep hiring for certain positions when you’ve had to layoff other workers? Should employers hit pause on all hiring – even for candidates who’ve already started the onboarding process? EBI has these tips for businesses trying to navigate this unprecedented challenge.

What Businesses of All Sizes Need to Know About COVID-19
What Businesses of All Sizes Need to Know About COVID-19

Business of all sizes are struggling with how to respond to COVID-19. Nearly every aspect of business operation is being affected by this pandemic. The fields of human resources and talent acquisition are experiencing chaotic changes. Some businesses have been forced to halt hiring completely, while others are ramping up recruiting to meet increased demands. Despite where they stand in this challenging business environment, the one thing they have in common is questions about how to handle the background check process. 

4 Benefits of an ATS Integration with EBI
4 Benefits of an ATS Integration with EBI

Hiring and recruiting specialists in today’s talent acquisition environment crave speed, easy workflow management, and straightforward applicant tracking. Technology officers need something flexible, dependable, customizable, and affordable. Candidates want a simple process without error or data duplication that gets them placed into their job quickly. Is it possible for everyone involved in hiring to get what they want? Yes!

Part Two: Are You Getting What You Pay For From Your Background Screener?
Part Two: Are You Getting What You Pay For From Your Background Screener?

After 25 successful years in the screening industry and becoming the most awarded enterprise background screening provider, we’re confident we’ve reached a level of excellence that helps you meet your existing business goals and propels you forward to meet new and exciting benchmarks. But how can you be sure your background screening company is providing the same commitment to quality as EBI? In other words, are you getting what you pay for?

Part One: Are You Getting What You Pay For From Your Background Screener?
Part One: Are You Getting What You Pay For From Your Background Screener?

The principles behind EBI’s commitment to quality are no secret. We use five measurable pillars that can be tracked and supported by data to ensure we deliver a WOW Experience year after year to our clients:Accuracy Compliance Security Timeliness ScalabilityBut how can you be sure your background screening company is providing the same commitment to quality as EBI? In other words, are you getting what you pay for? This week, we begin a two-part series to help you find out the answer.

The Principles Behind EBI’s Commitment to Quality
The Principles Behind EBI’s Commitment to Quality

EBI strives to deliver consistent, reliable results to all our clients. Whether you’re an enterprise organization or a growing small business, you receive the same level of Customer Care and commitment to quality that EBI is recognized for producing year after year. For 25 years, EBI has provided consistently award-winning solutions and support driven by focusing on the needs of our clients and delivering background screening services that enhance your entire user experience.

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