To provide our clients with the best possible service, the team at Metrodata Services works diligently to stay up to date on the latest background screening trends. This September, we were thrilled to attend the 2020 Professional Background Screening Association’s (PBSA) Annual Conference. As with so many other recent events, this year’s conference was virtual. However, the training was as informative as ever. Here are a few of our favorite presentations.
Sample Sessions from the 2020 PBSA Annual Conference
Brain Twisters in Employment Screening
Even with all their knowledge, background screening providers run into brain twisters too. In this session, experts from Littler tackled potential solutions to some of the most complicated questions in employment screening. Topics ranged from thorny problems with the implementation of electronic disclosure portals to the increasingly complex art of responding to file disclosure requests.
COVID-19, Remote Employees and the Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape
This past spring, COVID-19 turned workplaces upside down overnight. And with entire teams working remotely, businesses were forced to adjust to a new normal. In this seminar, four industry experts weighed in on current issues including the challenges of remote work, best practices for protecting consumer data and concerns for cyber environment and reputational risk.
Diversity and Inclusion in Background Screening
Diversity and Inclusion issues often intersect with the background screening space. Thus, employers must understand how to shape better workplaces while also avoiding discrimination. Experts from four companies reviewed the rules and provided insight into the types of background screening products that best support Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
How Digital Identity and Credentials Will Revolutionize Background Screening
What if your identity was completely digital? Although this sounds like science fiction, digital identity is just around the corner. Colin Boyan from CV Check Ltd. addressed questions such as: How soon will we see change? What new opportunities will digital identities create? And how can we harness the upcoming shift?
MONITORING – Beyond the Buzzword into the Data and Its Uses
A single pre-employment background screening may no longer be sufficient. As a result, some businesses have turned to ongoing screening or monitoring. This session explained monitoring , outlined options and explored limitations.
Serving the Gig Economy-Challenges and Opportunities for Background Screeners
Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half the American workforce. Do those workers require background checks? Many businesses believe the answer is “Yes!” Expert Lester Rosen from Employment Screening Resources reviewed the wide variety of services and asset sharing available for gig employers.
Weed at Work – How Employers are Clearing Through the Haze
Laws and public opinion regarding marijuana are rapidly evolving. Therefore, employers are becoming increasingly concerned about maintaining a safe workplace while also retaining talent in a pot-friendly market. This presentation highlighted the changing legal landscape as well as best practices for drug testing.
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