As we kick off the New Year, here’s a look back at the most popular posts from the previous year. 2018 was a year with a heightened focus on compliance for employers as FCRA litigation ensues while the healthcare industry faces the ongoing challenges of a rapidly changing sector. Background check compliance, drug testing, workplace appreciation, and the Death Master File Search are all topics that were most popular among our readers in the past year.

The end of the year is often an opportune time for departments, including human resources, to reflect and take a hard look at daily operations. From retention to talent development and recognition to performance feedback, it’s important for HR to decide what processes are working, those that aren’t working, and how to address any red flags moving forward. 

To keep things simple, here are some of the latest HR issues to consider as you focus on improvements for a more efficient and successful new year.

For healthcare organizations facing a hyper-competitive market and an aging customer base that requires more care, contingent staffing, also known as supplemental staffing, can play an integral role in HR's strategic planning process as a means to acquire on-demand, qualified healthcare talent.

How does an employer know if their employees have been arrested or convicted of a crime while on the job? The truth is, unless employers run recurring criminal history checks post-hire, they simply won’t know. 

Although not a novel concept, the practice of continuous, constant background screening has recently gained momentum among employers.

There are many reasons why it’s important for employers to use a background screening provider accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). From quality assurance to an ongoing commitment to industry standards, partnering with an NAPBS-accredited firm ensures your organization is served by a partner that protects your data and keeps you informed of essential compliance requirements.

Selecting a talent screening partner is a challenging decision-making process for any business, but it is an even more significant decision for healthcare organizations. A thorough background screening program not only supports a healthcare compliance program, it can also impact patient safety.

The background screening industry offers healthcare employers no shortage of options for employment screening vendors. As someone who has been part of the decision-making process for my share of company initiatives, I can understand how this can be a daunting process.

What happens to a person’s information such as their Social Security Number (SSN) once they’ve passed away? In 1980, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) developed an electronic database called the Death Master File (DMF), or sometimes referred to as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), which currently contains over 85 million Social Security records of deceased individuals issued since 1936.

Top 3 Background Check Compliance Tips for 2018

Background check compliance continues to be a hot topic moving through 2018. From increased class-action lawsuits to data breaches affecting millions, it’s critical that employers exercise their proper due diligence to safeguard their organization and the reputation they must uphold.

Top 10 Healthcare and Compliance Blog Posts from 2017

As has become custom at the start of a new year, here’s a look back at the most popular posts from the previous year. 2017 was a year of uncertainty under a new presidential administration as well as ongoing change in the healthcare sector. Healthcare HR trends, nurses, background check compliance, and performance management are all topics that made this year’s list of most popular blog posts.

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