We’re all in the same boat. So, we asked EBI employees to share the biggest life lessons they’ve learned from their children during 2020.“What My Kids Have Taught Me About Working From Home”
While virtual meetings have become vital to keeping co-workers connected during COVID-19, you would probably be hard-pressed to find an HR manager who cheers the idea of making hiring decisions this way. Not only do you lose some of the gut feeling you get when meeting someone face-to-face, but there are also plenty of things that can go wrong.Making the Most Out of Your Virtual Interviews – An HR Roundtable
Working from home was a shock for many of us. COVID-19 took the decision out of our hands. At first, we adjusted to this new normal and balanced home school or social distancing with work duties. We set up home “offices” and became literate in remote technology. We helped isolated family, friends, and neighbors cope. Then the novelty wore off and the frustrations and stresses set in. Four weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, our nerves are frayed. But in this time of uncertainty, the ability to have a positive mindset is a key component of our overall health and wellbeing. We turned to EBI’s own Human Resources team for some inspiring ways to boost morale.Fun Ways to Boost Morale with Your Remote Co-Workers
Technology has undoubtedly changed the way businesses are able to provide customer service. Chat bots, email, social media, and automated 1-800 numbers have made reaching a business easier than ever. But in many cases, the results of these interactions are disappointing and unpleasant experiences. Why? They lack the human interaction needed to actually resolve an issue. EBI views Customer Care and our clients’ needs differently.The Human Touch: A Day in the Life of our EBI Customer Care Team
The Sue Weaver Story We hope you have enjoyed our Behind the Screen series. We decided to pull back the curtain to show you how and why screeners do what we do. Screening has become a business necessity. If you hire people -- especially people who will have contact with the public -- thorough background screening has the potential to not only save your business, but it can honestly save lives. In this final piece, we’d like to introduce you to Sue Weaver… a mother, a sister and a trusting customer who might still be with us today if an employer had conducted a simple background check.Behind the Screen Part 4: Why Background Screening is a Necessity — Not a Luxury [Video + Transcript]
You already know about legal compliance in your industry. Healthcare companies know HIPAA, banking and financial services companies know DODD-FRANK and FINRA, energy companies know FERC, trucking companies know DOT and FMCSA, and the list goes on … and on. You probably don’t know a lot, though, about legal compliance in background screening. But you should. Background screening applies to every industry and every employer, and it’s in your best interest to make sure you’re doing it in accordance with laws and regulations.Behind the Screen Part 3 – Compliance in Background Screening: What is it, and Why Should I care?
The handling and storing of data might sound like a dry, IT topic, but in this day and age of rampant identity theft, job applicants depend on employers protecting their information. This is no simple task. Every day, background screeners process thousands of pieces of data. Most of it is extremely sensitive information like candidates’ names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, employment history, education, motor vehicle records, credit and criminal history, and even drug testing results. Employers need to be sure that their screening partner does everything in its power to protect candidate data.Behind the Screen Part 2 – The 9 Questions to Ask Your Screener About Information Security
We have decided to pull back the curtain and show you what really makes a good pre-employment background check. Today, we begin a four part series by showing you how solid background screening companies make sure the information you receive is accurate. We hope this peek behind the curtain answers questions you might have about the process. Enjoy!Behind the Screen Part 1 – Background Check Accuracy is No Laughing Matter