Over One Billion PII Records Leaked in 2014

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2015 Q1 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly report has revealed at least one billion records of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) were leaked in 2014, nearly 20% higher than in 2013 when approximately 800 million records were breached. The report also found that the number of security …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at SHRM 2015 Employment Law and Legislative Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present a session titled ‘Extreme Caution Advised: Dealing with Federal and State Laws Regulating Pre-employment Screening’ at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 2015 Employment Law …

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Hawaii Supreme Court Decision Helps Define Ban the Box Laws

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A decision by the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case Shimose v. Hawaii Health Systems Corp., No. SCWC-12-0000422 (Jan. 16, 2015) helps to define “ban the box” laws that restrict the scope and timing of permissible investigations into the criminal history of job applicants. The decision is …

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EEOC Criminal Record Guidance Examined in Webinar on March 20

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers comply with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Clear Law Institute title “Practical Steps Employers Can Take to Comply with the New EEOC Criminal Record Guidance.” The …

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LA HR Star to Feature Session on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2015 Los Angeles HR Star Conference being held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, will include a session on ‘The Top Five Background Check Trends for 2015.’ The presenter will be Hudson Tree, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a background check firm located …

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Credit Reporting Agencies Announce Plan to Improve Credit Report Accuracy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The three leading national Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – have announced a National Consumer Assistance Plan to improve the collection of complete and accurate consumer information while giving consumers more transparency and improved interaction with credit bureaus about credit reports, according to …

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Video Interviewing and Discrimination Webcast Scheduled for March 19

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webcast titled ‘Video Interviewing and Discrimination: What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know’ with video interviewing solution provider Montage through the Human Capital Institute (HCI) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at …

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February 2015 Jobs Report: 295,000 Jobs Added

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 295,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report …

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Tribal Gaming Conference to Include Session on Background Check Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As part of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Conference, Hudson Tree, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session “Hot Background Screening Topics in Indian Gaming” on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM. To learn …

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February ADP Employment Report: 212,000 Jobs Added

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 212,000 jobs from January to February, according to the February 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/February/NER/NER-February-2015.aspx.

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