ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends
Each year, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen selects the annual 'ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends' that feature emerging and influential trends in the screening industry.
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- 1. Government Oversight and Enforcement of Accuracy in Background Check Industry to Increase in 2016
- 2. FCRA Lawsuits Will Continue to Increase in Target Rich Background Screening Environment in 2016
- 3. Background Check Industry Will Continue to Both Expand and Consolidate Simultaneously in 2016
- 4. Employers and Human Resources Will Be Bombarded with Meaningless Marketing Buzz around Supposed Disruptive Technology in 2016
- 5. Background Screening Firms, Human Resources, and Employers Will Be Focused on Legal Compliance and Accuracy in 2016
- 6. Domestic Terrorist Attacks Will Put Social Media Background Checks in the National Spotlight in 2016
- 7. Ban the Box Movement May Reach Tipping Point But Could Also Inadvertently Do More Harm than Good in 2016
- 8. Applicant Tracking Solutions Will Review ATS Integrations with Screening Partners to Address Emerging Legal Risks in 2016
- 9. Job Opportunities for Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Should Increase in 2016
- 10. Privacy Concerns Will Loom Large Between EU and US in Terms of International Background Checks in 2016
- 1. Ban the Box Laws that Go Overboard May Hurt Ex-Offenders and the Unemployed in 2015
- 2. FCRA Class Action Lawsuits will Continue to Increase Even if No One is Actually Harmed in 2015
- 3. Employment Laws Will Become More Fragmented as Cities and States Pass Hiring Laws in 2015
- 4. NAPBS Accreditation for Background Screening Firms Will Reach Tipping Point and Become Standard Criteria in 2015
- 5. Employers will Start Looking at Due Diligence Post-Hire to Protect against Insider Threats in 2015
- 6. Background Checks in Sharing Economy Will Not Be Limited to Traditional Employer-Employee Situations in 2015
- 7. EEOC Guidance for Criminal Records Hotly Debated but Remains Key Concern for Employers in 2015
- 8. Privacy and Discrimination Concerns with Big Data and International Offshoring will Grow in 2015
- 9. Applicant Experience and Employer Branding Critical for Background Check Process in 2015
- 10. Employer Experience Will Focus on Streamlining Background Check Process in 2015
- 1. Ban the Box Movement that Eliminates Criminal History Question from Job Applications Picking Up Momentum
- 2. Updated EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal Records by Employers Becoming Core Concern for Human Resources
- 3. Use of Commercial Criminal Databases Becoming More Controversial as Employers Face More Risk when Screening
- 4. Class Action Lawsuits for Failing to Perform Background Checks Properly Becoming Even More Prevalent
- 5. Use of NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms by Employers Picking Up Steam
- 6. Identity Theft and Offshoring Emerging as Important Factors for Employers to Consider when Screening
- 7. Social Network Searches Being Used Less for Background Checks and More for Recruiting and Sourcing
- 8. Credit Reports Becoming Disfavored Tool in Employment Screening that May Disappear from Hiring Landscape
- 9. More Employers Including International Background Checks in Hiring Processes
- 10. Technology Decreasing Time and Effort Needed for Employers to Perform Background Checks
ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2013
- 1. Background Screening Industry Faces Greater Scrutiny after Accuracy of Criminal Background Checks Questioned
- 2. EEOC Updates Guidance on Criminal Records to Prevent Employment Discrimination during Background Checks
- 3. Ban the Box Movement Removing Question about Criminal Records from Job Applications Spreads Across United States
- 4. New Privacy Laws for Collection and Use of Personal Data of Consumers Focus on Background Checks
- 5. Offshoring Personal Data of Americans to Foreign Countries for Background Checks Opposed by Many US Screening Firms
- 6. Class Action Lawsuits for Violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act Becoming More Common for Consumer Reporting Agencies
- 7. New E-Verify State Laws for 2013 Will Add to Already Confusing Patchwork of Regulations for Employers
- 8. Use of National Criminal Databases No Substitution for County Courthouse Searches during Real Background Checks
- 9. Government Increases Action Against Consumer Reporting Agencies Using Background Checks in Violation of FCRA
- 10. Background Checks Becoming Integrated with ATS and HRIS to Create One Stop Shop for Screening and Hiring
ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2012
- 1. Criminal Background Checks of Job Applicants by Employers Coming Under Greater Scrutiny by EEOC
- 2. Credit Report Background Checks of Job Applicants by Employers Increasingly Regulated by State Laws
- 3. Social Media Background Screening Checks of Job Applicants Becoming More Prevalent and More Controversial
- 4. Automation in Employment Background Screening Leads to Both Increased Efficiency and Increased Risks
- 5. Background Screening Accreditation Program Proof of Increased Emphasis on Professionalism in Industry
- 6. Diploma Mills Offering Fake Degrees and False Credentials Likely to Increase in Tight Job Market
- 7. Employment Screening Lawsuits Increase as Attorneys and Consumers Become Familiar with FCRA Laws Regulating Background Checks
- 8. New E-Verify Laws Create Complex Web of Federal and State Rules for Employers
- 9.Offshoring Personally Identifiable Information Outside of US Increases Concern Over Privacy and Identity Theft
- 10. Self Background Checks Proactively Conducted by Job Seekers to Help Verify Accuracy of their Public Information
ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2011
- 1. Controversy over Whether Employers Using Credit Reports for Employment Screening is Discriminatory Increases
- 2. Questions about Criminal Records of Job Applicants Become More Difficult for Employers to Ask
- 3. Employers Discover Fast and Cheap Online Background Checks Using Criminal Databases Not Always Accurate or Legal
- 4. Background Checks of Temporary Workers Cause for Concern for Employers as Hiring Increases
- 5. International Background Screening More Necessary Due to Mobility of Workers in Global Economy
- 6. Using Social Network Sites Such as Facebook to Screen Job Candidates Increases Legal Risk for Employers
- 7. More Workplace Violence Prevention Education Helps Protect Employers and Employees
- 8. Increased Privacy Concerns Over Offshoring of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
- 9. E-Verify and I-9 Audits Help Government Find Employers with Illegal Workers
- 10. New Accreditation Standards Help Employers Select Background Screening Firms
ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2008-2010
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