2023 is now underway, and it is shaping up to be a year of change and confusion for many employers nationwide. CredentialCheck explains three factors that will likely impact background screening services and hiring practices this year for various industries.
While chaos has slowed down compared to the height of the pandemic, the world keeps evolving, and employers must keep up or get left behind. CredentialCheck is helping their clients stay ahead by prepping them for three key trends that their experts predict will affect screening and hiring in the year to come.
First, AI has been a hot topic in recent months, and employers can expect to see an increase in hiring discrimination cases based on AI input. Artificial intelligence has been used in various forms by employers for some time. As the technology continues to develop and be implemented in new ways, legal kinks are sure to emerge. It’s important to work with screening companies committed to full legal compliance with existing regulations and caution regarding new areas of concern.
Another hot topic in 2022 and 2023 is data privacy. While no federal laws are on the books yet, several states are taking steps to shield their citizen’s information from misuse and abuse. In the coming months and years, it will be increasingly important for employers to keep their privacy policies and procedures up to date with emerging regulations. Likewise, they should partner with reputable consumer reporting agencies who are equally diligent.
Finally, criminal justice reform is on the rise across the country. Many of these new laws create new limits for how much criminal record information prospective employers can legally access. Thus, it is vital to work with a screener who follows the latest regulations and also offers other solutions for learning about candidates, such as character screening, employment verification, and reference checks.
Call (888) 689-2000 to learn more about how CredentialCheck keeps employers competitive and compliant. Information about their pre-employment screening services is also available online. They are located in Troy, Michigan, and serve businesses and organizations across the United States.