Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 21, 2018, nine members of Congress sent a letter to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Uber, Lyft, Juno, Curb, and Via inquiring about the practices transportation network companies (TNCs) employ for ensuring passenger safety after a CNN investigation found 103 Uber drivers and 18 Lyft …Continue reading "Congress Members Send Letter to CEOs of Transportation Network Companies Asking about Safety Practices"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New research from a collaboration between the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Charles Koch Institute (CKI) has identified a potentially significant pool of untapped workers – job applicants with criminal records – and found most employers are willing to hire and work with them.Continue reading "Survey Finds Most Managers and HR Professionals Willing to Hire Job Applicants with Criminal Records "
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 16, 2018, the Linn County Board of Supervisors adopted a “Ban the Box” resolution for inclusive hiring practices for County positions to demonstrate a “commitment to equal employment opportunity for otherwise qualified individuals with a prior criminal conviction,” according to a Civic Alert on County’s …Continue reading "Linn County in Iowa Adopts Ban the Box Resolution for Inclusive Hiring Practices for Ex-Offenders"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The talent shortage problem continued in the United States as job openings increased to a record high of 6.6 million on the last business day of March 2018, according to the ‘Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary’ from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest level since the …Continue reading "Talent Shortage in U.S. Continues as Job Openings Hit Record High of 6.6 Million in March 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Verifying Employment, Education, and Credentials” on May 30, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT. The webinar is the third in a four-part series …Continue reading "Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Employment and Education Verifications on May 30"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 5, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – which enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration – announced that the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) had already doubled the amount of ongoing worksite enforcement investigation cases in Fiscal Year (FY) …Continue reading "ICE Worksite Enforcement Investigations for Fiscal Year 2018 Already Double the Amount of FY 2017"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Drug use by the U.S. workforce remained at its highest level in more than a decade as the positivity rate for drug tests was 4.2 percent in 2017, the same as in 2016 and the highest since 2004, according to analysis of more than 10 million drug …Continue reading "Analysis of Workforce Drug Testing Results Finds Positivity Rate at Highest Level in a Decade"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 2, 2018, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued Executive Order 18-12 to “Ban the Box” on state employment practices and instruct Executive Branch departments, agencies, boards, and commissions to ensure that job applicants are not asked about their criminal record during the initial stage of a …Continue reading "Kansas Governor Issues Executive Order to Ban the Box on State Employment Applications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Caesars Entertainment Corp. will stop drug testing job applicants for marijuana use as a condition of employment since the state of Nevada has legalized the recreational use of marijuana and screening for that drug would be “counterproductive,” according to a story from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.Continue reading "Caesars Entertainment Will Stop Drug Testing Job Applicants for Marijuana Use"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Every year, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a global background check firm – releases the highly anticipated “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” that will directly affect organizations who conduct background screening and ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick lists some of them in the article …Continue reading "Background Screening Expert Explains the Latest Background Check Trends and Impact on Employers"