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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 […]

Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus
Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus

Employers everywhere are concerned with risk mitigation. It started with abrupt lockdowns, swift deployments to fully remote workforces, and in some cases, layoffs and furloughs as COVID-19 reached stateside. Several months into the pandemic and in various stages of re-opening, businesses are now exploring how to continue to reduce risks while still meeting operational needs. […]

Part II – Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned
Part II – Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned

Our goal at EBI is to always advocate for your business goals. In that light, we’re sharing a series of blogs about what we’ve learned, what went well, and where we could improve during this pandemic. This second installment features insight from EBI’s Information Technology, Implementation, and Marketing departments. You’ll find that each department had […]

Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned
Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned

Like most businesses combating the disruption caused by COVID-19, EBI has taken extensive measures to safeguard our employees, clients, and business operations. Some of these steps were previously outlined in our Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and were able to be immediately implemented. Others were made on the fly, in response to an event or […]

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’ […]

Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different
Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different

Pivot. Turn. Recovery. Whatever you call it, it’s coming. We’re all returning to work one way or another. Just as we altered our business operations and deployed our remote workforces differently, we’ll be re-opening our companies in different ways, too. Physical work environments may include spacing guidelines. Remote employees who are happy and productive at […]

How to Put Employees’ Needs First When Reopening the Workplace
How to Put Employees’ Needs First When Reopening the Workplace

If fleeing the office before COVID-19 felt like a fire drill; returning to that same workspace may feel like running headfirst back into the fire. Is it safe? Will I stay healthy? Will my friends and colleagues come back? What rules do I need to follow? As any crisis does, these questions understandably provoke anxiety […]

Do I Need to Drug Test Workers Returning to the Office?
Do I Need to Drug Test Workers Returning to the Office?

Employers and employees are facing a slew of new challenges developing practical, safe, and economical return to work policies, procedures, and protocols. One question about drug testing is certainly a stumper: Do employees who’ve been working from home need to be drug tested before returning to the office? We know drug screening helps employers provide […]

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 […]

Making the Most Out of Your Virtual Interviews – An HR Roundtable
Making the Most Out of Your Virtual Interviews – An HR Roundtable

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.

Will Gen Z Have Jobs After Graduating College During a Pandemic?
Will Gen Z Have Jobs After Graduating College During a Pandemic?

This year’s crop of college students hails from Generation Z – people born after 1997. They were born into chaos in a post 9/11 world and unfortunately are entering adulthood in the middle of a global health crisis. The world economy is shuddering, U.S. unemployment is skyrocketing, and thousands of Gen Zers will soon flood the job marketplace. Sounds disastrous, right? Not necessarily. This week, EBI is focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting the Gen Z population. Even though a portion of Gen Z is graduating college during a global pandemic, they are poised to still come out on top. Here’s why.  

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