Top 10 Talent Management & Employment Screening Blogs from 2021


Happy New Year! 

We have made it through another year navigating the pandemic. Healthcare employers have continued to evolve with an ever-changing hiring landscape, including a workforce shortage, contact tracing, and new onboarding and training practices. 

In 2022, PreCheck and its parent company Cisive will continue to provide resources and expertise to equip healthcare employers with all the tools needed to navigate the road ahead.

As you review your company’s initiatives, here are PreCheck’s top 10 talent management and employment screening articles from 2021

1. 3 Strategies for Addressing the Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Healthcare systems in the United States have been feeling the effects of the workforce shortage for years now, but a more dire impact is still to come. The Health Resources and Services Administration predicts significant increases by 2030 in the demand for respiratory and physical and occupational therapists, among other allied health professions. The nursing shortage is even worse: National Center for Biotechnology Information data projects a gap of more than 510,000 registered nurses by 2030.

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2. Where the US Currently Stands on Ban the Box Laws

On a federal level, legislation intended to ban the question about criminal records on all job applications was introduced in Congress in 2012 and was tabled, but with no vote taken. While the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) designated exclusion of a criminal record box as a best practice for equitable hiring. The EEOC recommendations relate to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), or national origin.

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3. Marijuana Off-Duty and Employer Adverse Action

As of June 18, 2021, as this could change at any time, 37 states allow the medical use of marijuana, and 18 states permit the adult use of marijuana. Many employers, and undoubtedly multi-state employers, are struggling with new rules that impact their operations. What do these new rules mean for workplace drug testing programs?  Should employers continue testing for marijuana? – can they?

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4. New Court Rules Pose Challenges to Employer Background Screening

A growing number of states are beginning to implement new identity protection rules that may impact employer background screening. As more court records have personal identifying information (PII) like driver’s license numbers and birth dates removed, background checks will become increasingly difficult. Here are a few changes that are currently on the horizon.

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5. 4 Takeaways from the 2021 ASHHRA Conference

More than a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace has changed forever. As we continue on the road to recovery, the virtual 2021 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference provided an opportunity for healthcare HR professionals to connect, innovate, and transform the future of the industry. 

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6. How to Engage in Healthcare Workforce Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic put an immense strain on healthcare workers and exacerbated the ever-growing healthcare workforce shortage. Even contingent labor pools, a common go-to for healthcare organizations to bolster staffing, were stretched thin last year. In the pandemic's early months, one travel nursing organization saw their order volume jump more than seven times year-over-year levels.

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7. Workforce and Hiring Trends for Employers in a Post-COVID World

Employers are beginning to open back up and are considering what their business and hiring will look like this summer and moving forward. We want to share trends in hiring temporary, contract, freelance and gig workers as a way to supplement and scale your staff. 

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8. PreCheck Celebrates National Nurses Week 2021 with Erika Miramontes

This year, during National Nurses Week—an annual event celebrated on May 6-12 to honor the late Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing—industry leaders extended the 2020 theme “Year of the Nurse” into 2021. This recognition builds on the increased visibility of nurses’ contributions from last year as they continue to be at the forefront of battling COVID-19.

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9. The Future of Healthcare Background Screening

The future of background screening has arrived and employers that partner with the most forward-thinking screening companies could benefit from a shift toward verified credentials and self-sovereign profiles in 2021.

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10. Recruiting Talent in a Post-Pandemic Healthcare Workforce Shortage

In 1991, Congress declared the first Tuesday in June to be National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day. Now, after 30 years, a pandemic, and a healthcare workforce shortage, healthcare recruiters are more important to hospitals and healthcare systems than ever before. 

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