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Recruiting and hiring the right talent for companies has always been a challenge. With the changing landscape of the job market, this employment challenge is only going to become more difficult in 2023. In this article, we will discuss five of the top employment challenges companies may face in 2023, and how CIC can help them overcome these obstacles.

What Employment Challenges will Your Company Face in 2023?

As the world changes, so do the employment challenges companies face. In 2023, businesses will have to grapple with a number of new challenges to keep their workforce qualified, safe, and productive. From background checks to expose fraud, to compliance with employment laws, employers will need to understand the risks associated with bad hiring. 

As a leader in employment screening services, CIC is committed to staying ahead of the curve and helping our clients prepare for these employment challenges.

Read on to find out how CIC can make a difference when it comes to finding and keeping the best people for your team and overcoming 5 major employment challenges in the coming year.

1. Imposing Fair Chance or "Ban-the-Box" Laws

To ensure that everyone has an equal chance at employment, many states have enacted “ban-the-box” laws. These laws prohibit employers from including questions about criminal history on job applications. As a result, employers are not able to immediately weed out applicants with criminal records.

There are currently 35 states and over 150 cities and counties with ban-the-box laws in place. And the trend is only growing. In 2022, there are 258 million Americans who live in areas with ban-the-box or fair-chance laws in place.

While these laws are well-intentioned, they can pose employment challenges for companies. For one, it can be difficult to determine whether an applicant has a criminal record if they are not required to disclose it upfront. Additionally, employers may need to spend more time and resources conducting background checks on applicants.

CIC can help companies navigate these employment challenges by conducting thorough background checks on applicants. We will also work with you to develop policies and procedures that comply with ban-the-box laws.

2. The Risks of Drug Abuse in the Workplace

In recent years, drug abuse has become a major problem in the workplace.

According to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 70% of all employees who use drugs are employed full-time.

Drug abuse can lead to absenteeism, accidents, and errors on the job. It can also create an unsafe work environment for other employees.

Employers must take steps to reduce drug abuse in the workplace. Developing and enforcing clear policies about drug use is an important step.

To ensure a safe workplace, employers can rely on CIC for employment screening and drug testing programs that are customized to their business's needs as well as the needs of their employees.

We will work with you to identify a strategy that makes sense for your industry and keeps you in compliance with the rules and legislation that apply to your business.

3. The Impact of Resume Fraud

Resume fraud is a growing problem for employers.

In today's competitive job market, job seekers are increasingly resorting to lying and cheating on their resumes to get ahead. This can lead to serious problems for employers, who may find themselves hiring unqualified employees or even being sued for negligent hiring.

CIC can help companies combat resume fraud with our comprehensive screening services.

We can verify the education and employment history of job candidates, as well as conduct criminal background checks and drug tests.

Our experienced background researchers will work with you to tailor a screening program that meets your company's specific needs and assist you in the verification process for job candidates.

4. The Cost of High Employee Turnover

The cost of high employee turnover is felt in many ways by businesses. The most direct costs are the costs associated with recruiting and training new employees. These can include advertising, agency fees, and the opportunity cost of lost productivity while a new employee is getting up to speed.

There are also indirect costs associated with high turnover. One of these is the loss of institutional knowledge. When experienced employees leave, they take with them valuable information about your company, your products, and your customers. This can be difficult and expensive to replace.

Another indirect cost is the impact on morale. High turnover can create a feeling of insecurity among remaining employees, leading to lower productivity and engagement. Additionally, it can be costly to repair damaged relationships with customers who may have had a negative experience with a new or inexperienced employee.

At CIC, we understand the employment challenges companies face when trying to maintain a qualified and productive workforce. We offer a range of pre-employment screening services designed to help businesses reduce turnover and improve retention.

5. The Threat of Workplace Violence

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence is a serious problem in the United States. An estimated 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year, and the number of workplace homicides has been on the rise in recent years.

While any type of violence can be scary and dangerous, workplace violence is especially concerning because it can have a profound impact on a company's productivity and morale. Moreover, workplace violence can lead to legal liability for employers if they are found to be negligent in providing a safe work environment.

Fortunately, there are steps that companies can take to prevent and respond to workplace violence.

CIC can help companies create comprehensive policies and procedures for preventing and responding to workplace violence. Our team of experts has extensive experience in designing and implementing workplace violence and active shooter response programs. We can also provide customized training for your employees on recognizing and reporting signs of potential workplace violence.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you keep your workplace safe from violence.

Overcome Employment Challenges with CIC in 2023

As we close out 2022 and look ahead to 2023, companies face a range of employment challenges when it comes to hiring.

The events of recent years have upended the traditional workplace, and many businesses are still struggling to adapt. At the same time, the economy is slowly starting to recover, which means that businesses will need to be more strategic than ever when it comes to hiring and retaining talent.

CIC is here to help companies navigate these challenges and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead. We offer a comprehensive suite of employment screening services that can help businesses of all sizes find, attract, and retain top talent. Our team of experts can also provide guidance on compliance with employment laws and regulations.

So, if your company is looking for a partner to help you navigate the employment challenges of 2023, CIC is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business succeed in the new year.

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