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Weekend Roundup: Hiring with Criminal Record, Drug Testing, Future of HR

In today’s Weekend Roundup, a new rule issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation could potentially allow financial businesses to hire job candidates with a criminal record. In other headlines, we take a look at how to avoid complicating drug testing policies during the pandemic, and the Harvard Business Review examines the role of the chief human resources officer as a C-suite executive. Click the headlines below to learn more.

New Rule Allows Banks to Hire More People with Criminal Records

Banking employers can more easily hire job candidates with minor criminal records under a new rule issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The rule, which goes into effect Aug. 23, codifies internal standard operating procedure at the financial insurance agency.

Coronavirus Complicates Workplace Drug-Testing Programs

As the coronavirus crisis continues to impact the workplace and the economy, many businesses are focused on keeping workers and customers safe. Some safety programs—such as drug-free workplace initiatives—have become more complicated to administer.

Here are some tips for employers that may be struggling to maintain their existing policies and practices in light of the pandemic.

21 HR Jobs of the Future

The coronavirus has drastically reshaped the economy and the labor force. Since its rapid spread around the globe, we have experienced titanic shifts in how we work, where we work, and the technologies we use to stay connected. Such massive change is escalating the importance of HR’s role within organizations. Workers are turning to their managers and their HR leaders, in particular, for guidance on how to navigate their “new normal” — research indicates that 73 percent of workers depend on their employer for support in preparing for the future of work.

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