For more than two years as COVID-19 has surged and yielded, employers have had to transition between remote and in-person work. Now, many companies are enacting plans to return staff to onsite premises— but this return presents numerous obstacles.
In many industries, the hybrid workforce has become the new normal. Employees increasingly prefer having remote work options, and organizations now have the technology infrastructure to make it possible. Many employees are now required to spend fewer days in the office, and that trend might be here to stay.
But what are the implications of hybrid workplaces on background screening policies for returning employees?
Do the same policies apply to both remote and onsite employees? Are companies with long-term remote workforce plans accounting for the significant differences between state-by-state background screening regulations?