NAPBS Submits Comments to OPM on Proposed Revisions to Federal Agency Hiring Practices

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – which currently represents more than 750 member companies engaged in employment and tenant background screening across the United States – has submitted comments in response to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) request for comment on …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Co-Present Session at 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will co-present the session “Compliance and Litigation: Working Effectively with Outside Counsel and Expert Witnesses” at the 2016 National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Annual Conference from 4:00 p.m. …

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U.S. Economy Rebounds by Adding 287,000 Jobs in June

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy rebounded nicely after a disappointing May – when only 11,000 jobs were added – by gaining 287,000 jobs in June, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JUNE 2016’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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New Study Reveals Inaccuracies in State Criminal Record Repositories

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study entitled ‘New Facts About the Currency and Accuracy of Criminal Records at State Criminal Record Repositories’ released in June of 2016 by BRB Publications, Inc. reveals inaccuracies in state criminal record repositories, as well as the three key reasons why the completeness, consistency, and …

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Job Seeker Wins $230,000 in FCRA Settlements against Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Green Bay, Wisconsin job seeker has won at least $230,000 in settlements from employers across the country involving alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks for employment purposes in the United States, according to an article from the …

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Background Check Expert to Speak at San Francisco HR Star Conference

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Bay Area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Background Check Trends for 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know,” at the 2016 San Francisco HR Star Conference on Wednesday, July 13, …

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Business Practices Foundation of NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The general business practices of a background screening firm are the foundation that helps the company perform accurate and professional background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has business practices that assure proper character of owners and employees, …

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Service Standards Ensured by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Verifications of past education and past employment of job applicants are a necessary part of background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has policies and procedures in place to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting …

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Product Standards Set High for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Criminal record information gathered by public record researchers at the county court level is an important part of background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) seeks high standards from these researchers and ensures those standards will be met …

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Client Education Offered by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers must learn what their legal responsibilities are when using background checks for employment purposes. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) will inform their clients of these legal responsibilities and requirements imposed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act …

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