California’s Ban the Box Law: What Employers Need to Know

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008 into law on October 14, 2017, expanding a section of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to restrict employers’ ability to make pre-hire and employment decisions based on an individual’s criminal history. California’s Ban the Box law is effective January 1, 2018.

AB 1008 applies to all employers in California with five or more employees and restricts affected employers from:

5 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Background Check Turnaround Time

While most healthcare employers conduct background checks on new hires, it can also be a component that can increase the time to fill for talent acquisition. While human resources departments have traditionally been viewed as cost centers, focusing on improving metrics such as time to fill that can demonstrate improved return on investment can change this perception. Since shorter background check turnaround times can contribute to improved results and cost reduction, we compiled this list of ways you can approach this critical component of the hiring process.

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 ASHHRA Conference

The 2017 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference took place this past week in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington. This year’s theme was “Partnering Across the Continuum of Care: The Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources.” The theme emphasizes the importance of increased collaboration between HR and other partners in the healthcare environment as the industry graduates from operating in silos.

Optimizing Hiring Processes in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: 5 Best Practices

Like hospitals and other healthcare organizations, ambulatory surgery centers face the same talent shortages and challenges when it comes to hiring quality talent. Additionally, with the consumerization of healthcare, effective and optimized hiring processes can go a long way for providing quality care and ensuring patient safety.  

Here are six ways to optimize your ambulatory surgery center’s hiring processes.

What to Consider When Submitting a Background Check: Turnaround Time Demystified

As an employer in healthcare, running employment background checks is an integral part of your hiring and talent qualification process. It reduces compliance risk and ensures your due diligence in promoting a safe working environment to deliver quality patient care.

Webinar Background Screening Navigating Regulatory Issues While Protecting Employees, Customers & the Public

Background screening has become increasingly important in today’s competitive, complex and security-minded labor marketplace. Not only must organizations navigate an ever-evolving patchwork of federal and state regulations, they must cope with an emerging “gig economy” characterized by growing numbers of short-term contract and freelance employees.

5 Healthcare Talent Screening Best Practices

The healthcare industry is one of the most complex and highly regulated, which means employers have a greater responsibility to ensure a safe workplace environment not just for their own staff, but also for patients. The past decade has seen advancements in technology and best practices for the industry, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) placing greater emphasis on quality of care and patient safety. Industry regulators have provided updated guidance and newer technologies have allowed leading organizations and systems to improve the efficiency of their screening efforts.

Selecting a Background Screening Provider for Healthcare: 5 Things to Consider in Your Decision-Making Process

Selecting a background screening company for healthcare has increased significance when compared to other industries because it can have a big impact on patient safety. With the healthcare industry’s rising challenge of consumerism, an effective background screening process is critical for delivering the best patient care.

The Significance of Background Screening in Healthcare

I recently had the opportunity to speak with our partner 1st Healthcare Compliance about the work we do at PreCheck. In my interview, I discuss PreCheck’s background and how our company has evolved over time to meet the healthcare industry’s needs. Additionally, I examine key recommendations for an effective, compliant healthcare background screening program.

The following represent the key takeaways from my interview:

While most healthcare employers conduct some form of employment background checks to safeguard their patients and staff, these screenings should not be limited to the ones conducted at the time of hire. Indeed, background screening experts have identified the emergence of a new trend referred to as infinity screening. “Infinity screening is the process of conducting background checks on current employees on a periodic or ongoing basis to stay informed about life changes which could create increased risk for your organization,” W.

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