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Safe Hiring Video Featuring Attorney Lester Rosen Shows Employers How to Avoid Bad Hires

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Business training video producer Kantola Productions has released an updated version of the DVD ‘Safe Hiring: How You Can Avoid Bad Hires’ featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’ Continue reading

Background Check Expert Explains Why Past Employment Checks Are Critical to Hiring Process at SHRM Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), said “not checking the past employment of potential new hires is one of the biggest mistakes employers can make,” according to a SHRM article about the presentation. Continue reading

FTC Tells Employers to Keep FCRA Required Disclosures Simple for Background Screening Reports on Job Applicants

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a blog entitled “Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple” to help employers understand requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when procuring background screening reports on job applicants from third party screeners. Continue reading

National Small Business Week Takes Place from April 30 to May 6

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Small Business Week (NSBW) – which takes place from April 30, 2017, to May 6, 2017, to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners – offers events in  Washington, DC, Indiana, Texas, and California. For more information about NSBW, please visit www.sba.gov/nsbw/. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Explains Social Media Screening at 2017 SHRM Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), “presented how to successfully use social media for recruiting or background screening” at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, according to a Workforce Magazine article about Rosen’s presentation. Continue reading

Utah to Join Ban the Box Movement to Delay Questions about Criminal Records of Applicants for State Jobs

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The state of Utah has joined the so-called “Ban the Box” movement to delay any questions by government employers about the criminal records of job applicants applying for state employment in order to give ex-offenders a fair chance to find work after release from prison, according to a report by the U.S. News & World Report. (UPDATE: The Indiana General Assembly has passed Indiana Senate Bill 312 that prohibits local governments in Indiana from adopting “Ban the Box” ordinances that interfere with an employer’s ability to obtain or use criminal history information during the hiring process to the extent allowed by state or federal law. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has said he will sign the bill, which takes effect on July 1, 2017.) Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources and Fama to Present Webinar on Best Practices for Social Media Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background check provider, will host a live webinar entitled “Top 5 Best Practices for Social Media Background Checks” presented by Ben Mones, CEO and Founder of leading social media screening provider Fama, an integrated ESR partner, on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT. To register for this event, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3265314621121472770. (To view recorded webinar, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2707791857734137602). Continue reading

Social Media Screening of College Football Prospects Part of Scouting Process for NFL Draft

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Worldwide leader in sports ESPN has communicated with four National Football League (NFL) teams “to examine how they study social media” and found all four confirmed that social media screening is part of their scouting process leading up to the 82nd NFL Draft taking place from Thursday, April 27, 2017, to Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to the article ‘Social scouting: How NFL teams track prospects online’ posted on the ESPN.com website. Continue reading

Los Angeles BCA Offers Resources for Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) is offering resources for a “Ban the Box” law called the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) that restricts inquiry by employers into the criminal records of job applicants until after they make a conditional offer of employment. The Ban the Box law took effect on January 22, 2017, and will begin being enforced on July 1, 2017. Continue reading