Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Stanford University will conduct background checks on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials in the wake of a nationwide college admissions scam that involved the school, according to an announcement in a blog post entitled “An update on the admissions fraud scheme” made …

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GAO Report Recommends Stronger Oversight of CRAs to Protect Consumers against Data Breaches

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 29, 2019, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the findings of a report entitled “Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies” that focused on federal regulation of consumer reporting agencies …

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Customers Claim Home Service Provider Recommended Unlicensed Contractor with Criminal Past

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn HomeAdvisor – a home service provider that connects customers with prescreened home service professionals – “has yet to fully explain how it recommended an unlicensed contractor with a lengthy criminal past,” according to a report by KOAA-TV News 5 Investigates in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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U.S. Background Screening Industry Expanding Due to Improved Completeness, Speed, and Affordability

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The background screening industry in the United States “has never been hotter” and the “expansion has occurred rapidly with improvements in the completeness of the screenings, the speed in which they are performed, and their affordability,” according to an article in the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ).

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Survey Reveals Nine Out of Ten IT and Security Professionals Feel Vulnerable to Insider Threats

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report entitled “State of Insider Threats in the Digital Workplace 2019” released by SaaS (Software as a Service) Operations Management platform BetterCloud has revealed that 91 percent of IT (Information Technology) and security professionals surveyed feel vulnerable to insider threats.

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Cincinnati OH Passes Salary History Ban to Prevent Equal Pay Discrimination against Women

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 13, 2019, Cincinnati, Ohio passed Ordinance No 0083-2019 that will make asking job applicants about their salary history or current earnings an illegal discriminatory practice for a company in the city. The salary history ban will take effect one year from the date of the …

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SHRM Research Reveals Nearly Half of HR Professionals Experienced Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – has released research that reveals nearly half of surveyed HR professionals (48 percent) said their organization had at some point experienced workplace violence.

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FTC Releases Privacy and Data Security Update for 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – released its Privacy and Data Security Update for 2018, an annual report that highlights the FTC’s privacy and data security work over the past year, according to a …

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Safe Hiring Expert Explains Why Background Check of Aurora Shooter Did Not Reveal Past Conviction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn That fact that a past felony conviction was not revealed during the pre-employment background check of an employee who fatally shot five co-workers at his Aurora, Illinois, workplace while being fired from his job “might be perplexing – or even shocking to some – but not to …

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Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on How to Deal with Criminal Records While Hiring

   Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check company Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Dealing with Criminal Records While Hiring” from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. To register, …

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