COVID-19

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 […]

Why Now is the Time to Review Your Screening Policy
What Every Employer Needs to Know About Form I-9

Form I-9 orders were originally set to expire in May, then postponed to June, and are now set to expire July 18th. In each instance, the government extended the temporary guidance at the last minute. The provision in question is the requirement to examine all new hires’ documents to determine if a person is legally […]

What Every Employer Needs to Know About Form I-9
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. […]

Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus
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 […]

Part II – 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 […]

Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned
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 […]

Do You Know Your State’s Marijuana Laws?
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 […]

Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know
How Employers Can Advocate for Vulnerable Employees

As businesses begin to reopen and explore alternative operations plans, the effects of this pandemic on vulnerable populations are becoming increasingly visible. Women are being forced out of the labor force to handle home duties Employees of color are disproportionately affected Immunocompromised people are fearful of returning to the office Here’s why some employees are […]

How Employers Can Advocate for Vulnerable Employees
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 […]

Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different

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