Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The annual 2019 Global Data Exposure Report released by leading data loss prevention (DLP) solution provider Code42 found that over two-thirds of organizations – 69 percent – said they suffered a data breach due to an insider threat and confirmed they had a DLP solution in place …Continue reading "Report Finds Two-Thirds of Companies Had Data Breach Due to Insider Threat"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study released in September of 2019 about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which took effect on May 25, 2018, to regulate the transferring of personal information from the European Union (EU) – found many companies around the world are still not prepared for GDPR compliance and …Continue reading "Study Finds Many Companies Still Not Prepared for GDPR Compliance"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 24, 2019, an Illinois state appellate court affirmed a jury verdict that awarded damages of more than $54 million in a personal injury lawsuit filed against a trucking company over the negligent hiring and retention of a trucker with a “disturbing” driving record who was …Continue reading "Court Affirms $54 Million Lawsuit Verdict Over Negligent Hiring of Trucker"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An employment and labor law expert specializing in the ethical governance of workplace technologies warned in a New York Times opinion piece that employers using automated hiring platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in the belief that they are less biased and discriminatory than humans are “misguided.” …Continue reading "Expert Warns Using Automated Hiring with AI to Avoid Human Bias is Misguided"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 7, 2019, Waterloo, Iowa, became the first city in the state to join the “Ban the Box” movement by passing an ordinance that makes asking job applicants about criminal records early in the hiring process an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for employers, according to a report …Continue reading "Waterloo First City in State of Iowa to Join Ban the Box Movement"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Held every October, the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. The overarching theme of …Continue reading "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Taking Place in October 2019"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 3, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the agency enforcing federal consumer financial laws – announced the release of a report titled “Market Snapshot: Background Screening Reports – Criminal Background Checks in Employment” that provides an overview of companies involved in the background …Continue reading "CFPB Releases Report Providing Overview of Background Screening Industry"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The September 2019 jobs report showed the United States economy added 136,000 jobs while the unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent during the month – the lowest rate since December of 1969 – according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The jobs report …Continue reading "September 2019 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Gained 136,000 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2019 Employers Background Screening Survey conducted by leading online background screening firm directory PreEmploymentDirectory.com has ranked ‘Timeliness’ and ‘Cost’ as the top challenges employers face with background screening providers, with the “focus on timeliness is likely due to the continuing talent shortage and the need for …Continue reading "2019 Employers Background Screening Survey Ranks Timeliness and Cost as Top Challenges"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The family of an elderly woman brutally murdered during an appliance delivery at her home in Boca Raton, Florida, in August of 2019 has called for “state – and possibly federal – legislation to require comprehensive background checks for in-home service workers, as well as continuous monitoring …Continue reading "Family of Woman Murdered during Appliance Delivery Calls for Background Checks on In-Home Service Workers"