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Six Considerations to Include in Your Pandemic Response Plan
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).

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

4 Benefits of an ATS Integration with EBI
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!

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

How EBI Advocates for Your Business Goals
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.

Top 5 Background Screening Trends for 2020
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.

Is Your Hiring Data at Risk?
Is Your Hiring Data at Risk?

Sensitive information is being hosted in digital format with increasing frequency. A recent report from SkyHigh Networks analyzed usage data from millions of users. The analysis concluded that the average organization uses 1,083 cloud applications as part of their organizational workflow. What’s more, 16 percent of files uploaded to data storage services contain highly sensitive data.

Is Your Printer Putting your Secure Network at Risk?
Is Your Printer Putting your Secure Network at Risk?

Here at EBI, we are all about information security. You have to be when you handle people’s most sensitive data. While your company might not manage as much delicate information as we do, a hacker gaining access to your records or work product could still be devastating. An article on BleeepingComputer.com revealed that a hacker, who calls himself Stackoverflowin, exposed a serious hole in IT security. The hacker claims to have infiltrated more than 150,000 printers that were left exposed online. That means they did not have a firewall or other security settings enabled. Stackoverflowin claims he only had the best of intentions. He wanted to show companies the risk they are taking by not protecting this seemingly innocent piece of equipment.

‘Tis the Season for Tax Scams
‘Tis the Season for Tax Scams

Tax season is here. Few people can honestly say they look forward to the crunch, but scammers and hackers seem to be having a very good time at everyone else’s expense. A few new hacks have been exposed recently, and they reiterate the importance of being overly protective when it comes to Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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