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10 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Permanently Affect the Workplace

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 22, 2020 8:42:16 AM

The Coronavirus has upended just about everything. We all want to see our lives get back to normal, but what will that mean? The future is murky, and we all agree there will be some permanent changes to the world. These are bound to alter our working environment.

Looking into the the next few months and years to what this means for us, and we see a considerable change in certain aspects of the workplace. Here are 10 predictions on how COVID-19 will permanently impact the workplace.

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Topics: hiring process, company culture, Coronavirus, COVID-19

I-9 Requirements to Verify Identity Relaxed May 1, 2020

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 6, 2020 3:50:02 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic hit just about every facet of business hard, and the hiring process didn't escape. Regulations set beforehand are not realistic to enforce during the lock down and social distancing. A recent Data Facts blog post discussed DHS relaxing I-9 requirements due to COVID-19, allowing job candidates to complete I-9 forms remotely. 

Now the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, as of May 1, 2020, 

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Topics: Employment screening policy, hiring process, COVID-19, I-9 requirement

Spring Clean Your Hiring Docs: How Long Should You Keep 'Em?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 23, 2020 10:08:39 AM

Disclaimer: The following article is not offered as business or legal advice. Data Facts is not a law firm and does not offer legal or business consulting advice. This article is not intended as a substitute for the legal advice of an attorney knowledgeable of the issues covered as they relate to a user’s individual circumstances.

Do your folders, whether paper or digital, look like something you might see on an episode of “Hoarders”? Do you know you need to clean them out, but you don’t know where to begin? Then you’re at the right place.

It’s intimidating deciding which hiring docs you need to hang on to and which ones to trash. After all, there’s that fear of “what if I need ‘em” permeating every toss. It’s enough to cause you to give up and shove them all back into folders to clog your files for eternity.

Here’s a clear-cut plan to effectively spring clean you hiring docs without worrying about ditching something valuable.

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Topics: Best Practices, hiring process, Hiring docs, record retention, document destruction

Cincinnati OH Prohibited Salary History Question

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Portions of this article were originally posted on the Proskauer website and can be accessed here

Cincinnati, Ohio passed an ordinance prohibiting employers from asking for salary history from job applicants, effective 03/13/2020.

This recently passed law prohibits employers from asking job applicants for their salary history. Under the Ordinance, employers with 15 or more employees located within the City of Cincinnati may not ask about or rely on the prior salary history of prospective employees in determining their starting salary.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, hiring process, salary history ban, cincinnati, salary history question

Bob and Weave: Changes to Keep HR Effective During COVID-19

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM

To say 2020 came in like a fire breathing dragon on a drunken bender is putting it mildly. But don’t let business complications stemming from COVID-19 knock you off your game. HR must move forward in their efforts to serve their company’s job applicants and employees well.

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Topics: background check, criminal records search, background checks, hiring process, candidate experience, Coronavirus, COVID-19, QuickApp

Hiring During the COVID-19 Pandemic? How to Keep It On Track

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 25, 2020 11:01:55 AM

The United States is dealing with the spread of the Coronavirus and it’s affecting all aspects of life. Some industries are laying off workers as their operations slow down or close, while other industries, like healthcare, are ramping up.

If your organization is in a segment that is keeping business as almost-usual, you might be trying to move forward with hiring plans to fill open positions. But how?

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Topics: reference check, background screening company, background check, background checks, hiring process, Coronavirus, COVID-19

HR’s Ultimate Background Screening Checklist

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 5, 2020 12:50:48 PM

Needle in a haystack?

Hiring quality employees can be challenging to any organization. However, high-performing A-players are essential components in building a well-oiled, successful company that can serve clients and maintain a competitive edge. Unfortunately, even candidates who look promising on paper and ace the interview might still be the wrong choice.

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Topics: background screen, background check, background screening practices, Employer use of criminal records, background check services, hiring process, employment laws, PBSA

7 Tips for Hiring and Engaging Remote Employees for Culture Fit

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 27, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Traditional hiring processes have gone the way of the landline in many ways, and one of them is geographical. Where are the best employees for your open positions? Chances are good they don’t live in your zip code.

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Topics: background screening practices, international background screening, background check services, hiring process, company culture

Hiring Criminals: Crafting A Screening Process to Address Low Unemployment

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jan 30, 2020 2:30:00 PM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for December 2019 was 3.5%. This is an historically low percentage of Americans without jobs. The good news is the economy is booming, people are working, and there’s money being spent to stimulate large industries like retail, auto, and real estate.

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Topics: criminal records search, background screening practices, hiring process, company culture, applicants with criminal records

Spooky Hiring Situations for Halloween 2019

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Trick or Treat!

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Topics: Good hiring practices, background checks, background screening practices, hiring process

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.