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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?

COVID-19 is forcing changes in everything, including some long-standing and pretty strict employment rules and regulations. Things are not changing dramatically, but some adjustments to heavily regulated industries were bound to happen. It’s definitely not a free for all, but some employers are getting a little leeway. Are you affected? Read on to find out.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: April 3rd, 2020

Candidates and employers alike are facing a variety of obstacles in today’s hiring landscape. From massive issues relating to drug use to lies, fibs, and fabrications among a slew of applicants, hiring managers need to adjust their recruiting processes on Friday the 13th and beyond. This week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us how we got here, and why background checks are more important than ever to maintain a safe workplace.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: March 13th, 2020

Billion-dollar payouts. Thousands of accused child molesters. One questionable marijuana ingredient. These attention-grabbing figures only give us half the story. We’re going beyond the numbers in this week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone. The real implications for the background screening industry lie deeper in the details of these stories. Ready to dive in?

Screening News Weekly Wrap: March 6th, 2020

The 2020 ‘candidate experience’ takes center stage in the EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone. Despite evolutions in background checks for the transportation industry, and an influx of hiring tools on social media sites, these modern technologies might not be ready for showtime just yet. And in the strange-but-true category, disappointed NFL fans call on cannabis to treat the pain of defeat.   Details after the jump.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: January 24th, 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.

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

As more Americans gain access to legal marijuana, the trucking industry is trying not to get lost in the weeds. Plus, landlords grapple with tighter tenant screening policies and the federal government inches closer to continuous background checks. Today’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone showcases the push and pull people face in the evolving world of background checks.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: October 18th, 2019

New name. New brand. New global reach. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) announced a new name, leadership structure, and other membership guidelines at its annual conference. EBI’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Bob Capwell, played a pivotal role in guiding the restructure – read more here. The newly rebranded Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) will help EBI continue to deliver award-winning client care and guidance on compliance issues like the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Way to go, Bob! Now on to this week’s EBI Screening News Network presented by Jennifer Gladstone.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: September 20th, 2019
Big News for DOT Regulated Industries

You can do practically anything electronically these days… read the newspaper, pay your bills or even sign a legal document. Our industry has changed dramatically because of the digital revolution, and I’m sure yours has too. In our work, though, we see some industries being held back, forced to stay in the dark ages of paper records. They are employers who have to follow DOT regulations for drug and alcohol testing. But now the curtain is lifting.

Big News for DOT Regulated Industries

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