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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?
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?

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

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

By now, pre-employment background checks are so ubiquitous most people may assume all enterprise organizations perform them. As the EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us, that’s faulty logic. Two big name businesses are making headlines for ineffective screening, while The Golden State tries something trendy to increase employment among ex-cons. How will this impact hiring?

Screening News Weekly Wrap: February 28th, 2020

Knowing what screening solutions to use for hiring is an important part of talent acquisition. However, government at the federal and state levels is getting increasingly involved with pre-employment decisions about technology like Artificial Intelligence and laws involving drug testing and criminal history. The result, as the EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone shows us, can be a confusing landscape for employers to follow while legislators make up their minds.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: February 21st, 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

Marijuana use – whether legally recreational or medicinal, or illicit – continues to impact workplace law. Employers are struggling to keep up with changing laws. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone tells us about two laws that could set more new precedents.  And one state finally gets smart about bad teachers. More details after the news brief.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: January 31st, 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

New year, new drug testing policies. The EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone features three stories about the effects substance use is having on employers. Even one of our military branches is involved. Plus, a major U.S. company takes a tough stance on a legal substance – will others follow suit in 2020? Read on for the answers.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: January 17th, 2020

The first EBI Screening News Weekly Wrap presented by Jennifer Gladstone of 2020 is here! Stories about a federal Ban the Box law and the dangers of fabricating your resume anchor this week’s news, but Major League Baseball also makes an appearance by pitching a new drug policy. If these stories are any indication, this will be a busy year for policies and practices affecting the screening industry. Oh, and ICYMI, here are the top 5 background screening trends you told us were on your radars for 2020.

Screening News Weekly Wrap: January 10th, 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

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