COVID-19

HR Will Never Be The Same After 2020
HR Will Never Be The Same After 2020

The coronavirus crisis, political polarization, and social unrest has thrust human resources specialists into uncharted territory. While front line workers have been essential to combating the pandemic and maintaining sectors of our economy, HR pros have been largely responsible for keeping organizations operational, caring for the wellbeing of employees, and catalyzing changes to the workplace. […]

Creative Ways to Schedule Employees During a Crisis
Creative Ways to Schedule Employees During a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust flexible scheduling into the spotlight. As the virus spread and states implemented stay-at-home orders, many employers reacted by deploying remote workforces. But what was supposed to be a temporary fix, is now being viewed among enterprise organizations as a long-term flexible work solution. However, working from home is not one-size-fits-all, […]

Christmas in July: Return to Work Considerations for Retail
Christmas in July: Return to Work Considerations for Retail

Retail has a tough job. Many workers are essential. Most customers are, too, if the store wants to survive through this unforgiving pandemic to the holiday shopping season.  That means safety is as important to retailers as GPS is to Santa’s sleigh. As more states push to re-open (some, for the second time) retail is […]

Four Practical Tips to Keep Parents in the Workforce
Four Practical Tips to Keep Parents in the Workforce

Late summer usually marks the beginning of the back-to-school push. But this is no ordinary summer. COVID-19 is causing lingering uncertainty about schools reopening, even while most states are ramping up business re-openings. This is creating some tough choices for families, and many parents are leaving jobs for good. But the economy needs parents to […]

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 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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