As the economy reopens to a new reality of working in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, employers are facing the difficult choice of whether or not to test for COVID-19, and if so, which is the right test to administer. Companies have to learn the benefits and downsides of the two main types of coronavirus testing to understand which is applicable to their environment. The choice comes down to comparing the coronavirus antibody test, which can tell if a person had the infection previously, to the PCR test, which determines if a person currently has the actual disease.
In 2020, employment background checks are trending to increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your human resources policies are current and in the know.