Form I-9 E-Verify

Why Form I-9 is Like a Bad RomCom

Will they or won’t they? That is the question employers and HR professionals have been asking themselves over and over since Form I-9 orders were initially extended in May. The drama saga has stretched on for months and has all the makings of a bad romantic comedy (including last-second plot twists and cringe-worthy mishaps). So, […]

Why Form I-9 is Like a Bad RomCom
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
Navigating Background Checks and Drug Testing During COVID-19

Hiring is going through rapid changes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these changes impact background checks and drug testing. It may be challenging for human resources professionals to keep track of all these modifications in this chaotic environment. EBI is committed to helping you navigate these new challenges. On Thursday, April 9 at 2:00 pm EST / 11 am PT the EBI Trusted Advisor Program is hosting a 30-minute webinar to discuss updates to screening procedures and drug testing during COVID-19. The webinar features Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and Larry Henry and Denelda Richardson, attorneys at Rhodes Hieronymus. The webinar will be moderated by Jennifer Gladstone, Editor-in-Chief of EBI’s Screening News Network. We hope you can join us for this important webinar. But if you’re swamped, we understand. So, here’s a breakdown of what we’ll be discussing.

Navigating Background Checks and Drug Testing During COVID-19
Five Screening Tips to Help You Hire During this Coronavirus Outbreak

Talent acquisition and retention has changed a lot in just a few short weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these changes impact background screening. We’re doing our best to keep you informed about important recruiting, hiring, and human resources issues relating to COVID-19 which may affect how and why you screen. Just this week, we’ve shared these posts on our COVID-19 HR Resources page: What Businesses of All Sizes Need to Know About COVID-19 Should You Stop Hiring During a Pandemic? Three Ways to Streamline Heathcare Screening During COVID-19 Video: COVID-19 Impact on Form I-9 EBI is committed to helping you navigate hiring challenges. Here are five screening tips to help you make the most of this new temporary hiring environment.

Five Screening Tips to Help You Hire During this Coronavirus Outbreak
Do Remote Workers Need to be Screened?

What do the healthcare, technology, and manufacturing industries have in common right now? They are hiring thousands of workers to meet a sharp spike in demand because of the COVID-19 crisis. Many of these positions are remote – or WFH (work from home). But do remote workers need to be screened as thoroughly as employees who report to the office? Or is now the time to relax your background check requirements to get people into WFH positions faster? Here are some do’s and don’ts to safely and swiftly onboard new remote employees.

Do Remote Workers Need to be Screened?
Should You Stop Hiring During a Pandemic?

No matter where you look in the news, there are stories about the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on businesses. From micro-businesses to enterprise organizations, COVID-19 has, in many cases, completely altered their outlook for the rest of the year. Hiring is one of the biggest concerns businesses are facing. Should they continue posting jobs and creating positions if they don’t know what the economic future holds? Is it responsible to keep hiring for certain positions when you’ve had to layoff other workers? Should employers hit pause on all hiring – even for candidates who’ve already started the onboarding process? EBI has these tips for businesses trying to navigate this unprecedented challenge.

Should You Stop Hiring During a Pandemic?

Welcome to our weird new work world! For many of us, COVID-19 means we now work from home. But thanks to technology, being out of the office no longer means we are out of touch or unproductive. The Screening News Network will continue through this new phase. It’s just going to have a bit of a different look. Now more than ever, our team is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the news that is relevant to your business. 

Screening News Weekly Wrap: March 27th, 2020
What Businesses of All Sizes Need to Know About COVID-19

Business of all sizes are struggling with how to respond to COVID-19. Nearly every aspect of business operation is being affected by this pandemic. The fields of human resources and talent acquisition are experiencing chaotic changes. Some businesses have been forced to halt hiring completely, while others are ramping up recruiting to meet increased demands. Despite where they stand in this challenging business environment, the one thing they have in common is questions about how to handle the background check process. 

What Businesses of All Sizes Need to Know About COVID-19

Immigration reform and marijuana legalization are hot topics in this year’s election cycle. These evolving laws continue to impact employers and employees in both private and public sectors. This week’s EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone has must-know hiring information for HR professionals. Plus, an important update on a global child sex abuse scandal.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: March 20th, 2020

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
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

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