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From the pandemic to today’s political climate, the dynamics of hiring have become utterly fraught with challenges for most employers, including those who require criminal background checks.
Exacerbated by the pandemic, the current and projected shortage of skilled and licensed professionals in today’s healthcare job market is putting enormous pressure on hiring executives. The misalignment of supply and demand might encourage some leaders of talent acquisition to accelerate their processes and cut corners on regulatory protocols.
Is it legal to order social media checks on applicants and employees? This question, or some variant of it, is often heard when the subject of social media screening arises.
KEEPING INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS HUMAN. The days are gone when most employers could safely reject a candidate for hiring or promotion based on a disqualifying factor uncovered during a background check.
Marijuana is illegal under federal law however, due to cultural earthquakes and a flurry of legislation in recent years, many states have legalized it for medicinal use, recreation, or both.
EMPLOYERS FACE A DAUNTING CHALLENGE: the rapidly shifting landscape of marijuana policy in the United States. Although pot use remains illegal under federal law, a mishmash of state laws creates potential exposure to litigation for employer actions related to drug screening of applicants and employees.
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