NIGA Associate Member Employment Screening Resources Exhibiting at Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a global provider of background check services and an Associate Member of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), will be an exhibitor at the NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona from March 13-16, …

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Webinar Shows How To Legally Screen Job Applicants Using Social Networking Sites

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live 90 minute webinar with Compliance World titled “How To Legally Screen Applicants Using Search Engines and Social Networking Sites” on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. To …

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Home Depot to Pay $19.5 Million for Massive Data Breach

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Home Depot Inc. has agreed to pay $19.5 million – $13 million to settle class action lawsuits and $6.5 million for identity protection services – to compensate approximately 40 to 50 million consumers affected by a massive data breach in 2014, according to a report from Reuters.

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Background Check Expert Reveals Strategies To Minimize Insider Threats

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers increasingly concerned about the risks associated with “insider threats” – where employees have the ability to wreak havoc on the organizations that hired them – need strategies to minimize those risks, according to an article written by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of …

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Updated Philadelphia Ban the Box Ordinance Takes Effect March 14

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An update to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ban the Box legislation signed into law by Mayor Michael A. Nutter – Bill No. 150815 – An Ordinance Amending Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code entitled “Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards” – will take effect on Monday, March 14, 2016, …

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USCIS Website and E-Verify Optimized for Mobile Devices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – has announced a series of enhancements to make both the USCIS website and the online E-Verify program easier to use on mobile devices.

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U.S. Economy Adds 242,000 Jobs in February 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons both remained unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively, according to the February 2016 Employment Situation Report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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FTC Reveals Top Ten Consumer Complaints of 2015

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Debt collection, identity theft, and imposter scams were the most common categories of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2015, according to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January – December 2015 (PDF).

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Employment Screening Resources to Co-Host Webinar with Paycor on Trends for Background Checks in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of on demand background check services, will co-host a third webinar in a three part series on recruiting and hiring with leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor. This webinar, entitled ‘Strategies and Trends for Background Checks in 2016 …

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Need for Speed in Hiring Process May Compromise Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A safe hiring expert believes that the “need for speed” in the hiring process “unfortunately can often run contrary to the need for accuracy and due diligence” in the background checks of job applicants, according to the article ‘Push to Reduce Time-to-Hire May Impede Background Check …

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