What U.S. Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Testing – Part 2

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In Part One of this blog, focused on helping employers understand the multi-faceted strategies needed to reopen workplaces following the pandemic, I mentioned that there are two main types of COVID-19 tests available: diagnostic (tests for current infectivity) and antibody (tests to determine previous infection). As HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer, I receive a lot of […]

Four Ways to Adapt to Today’s (Mostly) Digital Workplace

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The term “digital workplace” has been in the news lately, especially in today’s COVID-19 environment, as many employees work from home. What does this mean for your organization, and how you conduct business going forward? And, as your organization continues to grow, how will a digital work environment impact your hiring and background screening process? […]

What U.S. Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Testing – Part 1

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The marketplace is flooded with information on COVD-19 testing; however, much of that information is technical in nature and difficult to understand. As HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer, I receive a lot of questions from employers about testing. What are the various testing methodologies available in the current market? When can employers conduct testing? How should […]

Background Checking Child Care Facilities: No Kidding Around Post-COVID

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For parents, finding safe, bona fide child care will remain a critical need. But as they resume work at their place of employment, they may find themselves fiercely competing to get their child enrolled at a facility maintained by thoroughly-screened management and staff. And differing state laws concerning background checks for those individuals can make the situation confusing and challenging.

Testing for COVID-19 (C-19) in the Return to Work Employment Arena

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In a departure from original Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, the EEOC published an update on June 17th, 2020 that prohibits employers mandating C-19 antibody testing for employees returning to the worksite.  Please reference the EEOC technical assistance Questions and Answers via the following link: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-issues-updated-covid-19-technical-assistance-publication-addressing-antibody-testing With this new EEOC stance, employers who are […]

Hiring in a High-Unemployment, Post-COVID World

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As the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses resume operating, many of the more than 40 million unemployed Americans may be knocking on your door. So perhaps before the wave comes in, now would be a good time to review some tips on how to rethink and possibly refashion recruitment policies and interview practices to adapt […]