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Six Considerations to Include in Your Pandemic Response Plan

Businesses will be judged on how they came out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of your success during the coronavirus crisis likely depends on two factors: your industry and your business continuity plan. Unfortunately, for those businesses in hard-hit industries like hospitality, tourism, and retail, even the most robust continuity plan may not be enough to keep you or your employees afloat. That’s a tragedy no one saw coming. Companies who are weathering this crisis well are leaning heavily on their Continuity of Operations Plan, or COOP. These plans provide guidance on implementing and managing business operations so services can be performed in an emergency event. At its core, a COOP examines the risks to your business caused by specific events – catastrophic damage to your headquarters, a data security breach, a meteorological disaster – and assesses how to maintain business operations if one of them should occur. The global spread of COVID-19 has given companies a sobering reminder they should now include a pandemic response in their COOP.  Here are six considerations to include in your business operations plan that can significantly improve your response to a similar catastrophe (we hope you never need to deploy it).

Six Considerations to Include in Your Pandemic Response Plan
Part Two: How to Successfully Deploy a Remote Workforce

Deploying a fully operational remote workforce is a huge undertaking, even without the turbulent time crunch brought on by COVID-19. No matter the size of your company - from small businesses to enterprise organizations – these transitions are tough. You need to be fast, agile, and flexible to maintain peak performance and protect your employees’ livelihoods. “Moving forward, whether we like it or not, businesses will be judged on their resiliency and how they came out of this pandemic,” says Bob Capwell, Chief Knowledge Officer at EBI. EBI successfully deployed a fully operational 100% remote US workforce in just 5 days. In the second installment of our two-part series on deploying a remote workforce, EBI’s trusted leaders share a roadmap that should put you on the path to success, too.

Part Two: How to Successfully Deploy a Remote Workforce
Part One: How to Successfully Deploy a Remote Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how businesses operate, perhaps permanently. This is evidenced by the number of businesses, from small companies to enterprise organizations, who have had to transition to remote workforces. Deploying a fully operational remote workforce is a huge undertaking, even without the time crunch brought on by coronavirus. From equipment to employee training, your Information Technology department will be responsible for the bulk of the transition. EBI deployed a fully remote and 100% operational US based remote workforce in five days. This week, we present a two-part series about how to successfully manage a similar deployment. In part one, Brent Wettengel, Director of Information Technology at EBI, offers tips for a seamless technology transition.

Part One: How to Successfully Deploy a Remote Workforce
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!

4 Benefits of an ATS Integration with EBI
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 Two: 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 Scalability 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? This week, we begin a two-part series to help you find out the answer.

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

It's Valentine's Day! A day for love, lollipops, and loyalty. It's also the perfect time to remind you cheaters never win. Especially if you try to cheat your way into a job. Drug testing, employment eligibility verification, and even banning discussions about salary, are leveling the playing field for many job hopefuls. At first glance, some might argue these pre-employment safeguards are making it harder for candidates to land jobs. But if you look closely, these measures are beneficial to skilled workers and the companies who seek them. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us why.  

Screening News Weekly Wrap: February 14th, 2020

The fallout from the nation’s opioid crisis continues impacting workplace drug testing laws. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us how two industries – one white collar and one blue collar - are handling the mess.  Plus, applying for a new job this year? We have an important scam alert on how cyber crooks are using fake job listings to steal your information.   

Screening News Weekly Wrap: February 7th, 2020
How EBI Advocates for Your Business Goals

A new year brings a new set of business goals. Maybe you’re looking to improve your integrated workflows. Or streamline onboarding time? Or improve your candidate experience? Whatever your goals are, you need a support team who listens to your needs, understands your challenges, shares your ambitions, and most importantly, advocates for your success.

How EBI Advocates for Your Business Goals
Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020

Topics like medical marijuana, Ban the Box, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are sure to grab a lot of headlines in 2020, but are they really the HR trends to which you need to pay attention? Not according to the data. We surveyed hundreds of HR professionals, recruiters, and generalists who use screening following the SHRM Annual Conference about what trends you’re watching in 2020. Here’s what’s on your radars.

Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020

MVR. PII. BTB. If you’re not familiar with these background check terms yet, you will be in 2020. These hot-button items will spur new legislation, lawsuits, and lots of hiring questions in the new year. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone breaks down what business owners, HR pros, and job applicants need to know about screening industry changes.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: October 25th, 2019

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