Adapting to the New Normal – Developing Trends in Employment Screening

The 2020 pandemic brought with it a “new normal” that, for businesses, means many of the traditional recruitment and onboarding practices no longer fit organizational demands. The fourth quarter finds many reevaluating HR practices, including employment screening and risk mitigation programs, and the demand to find innovative solutions is urgent. A recent Reuters report has indicated that much of the workforce will continue to work from home at the end of 2021, causing human resource leaders to identify gaps in current recruiting, onboarding and management practices, including remote Form I-9 and E-Verify services, as well as non-contact substance abuse testing. Likewise, with less physical oversight comes the need to find new options for monitoring employee behavior that does not pose unreasonable risk.


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