Survey Reveals Lies on a Resume can Cost Applicants a Job Offer

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly all employers – 97 percent – admit that discovering lies on a resume would cause them to reconsider or even immediately dismiss a job candidate, according to a survey on resume fraud conducted by professional resume-writing and career advice service TopResume.

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Report Finds Criminal Records Can Create Obstacles for Ex-Offenders in California

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly eight in ten Californians with a criminal conviction have experienced barriers to success after serving time and an estimated 8 million Californians – or 1 in 5 people in the state – are subject to over 4,800 restrictions imposed on ex-offenders, according to a report entitled “Repairing …

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CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule that Requires Inclusion of New Notice in Summary of FCRA Rights

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the United States government agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector – issued an interim final rule to be effective on September 21, 2018, that requires a new notice of rights to be included …

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Hurricane Florence Causing Court Closures in Southeastern United States

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated 9/13/2018 10:45 AM PT) Hurricane Florence – a powerful hurricane expected to make landfall in the southeastern United States early on Friday, September 14, 2018 – is the first major storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is causing several court closures in the Carolinas, …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Performing Background Checks and Using Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar entitled “Performing Background Checks and Using Criminal Records” for the Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA) on Friday, September 28, 2018, from 12:00 PM to …

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Court Finds Employer Violated FCRA by Not Providing Applicant Copy of Report and Summary of Rights

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 29, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed and reversed in part and remanded a case that claimed a potential employer violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by withdrawing a job offer based upon information in a background …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Background Checks to Flathead Valley SHRM

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will speak about “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” at the September membership meeting of the Flathead Valley SHRM affiliate of the …

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August 2018 Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Added 201,000 Jobs in Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 201,000 jobs in August 2018 while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent during the month, according to the jobs report for August 2018 released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Background Check Expert Answers Frequently Asked Question by Ex-Offenders Looking for Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has written an article called “Frequently Asked Question by Job Applicants: Should I Let a Potential Employer Know Upfront if I have a Criminal Record?” to help ex-offenders …

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Employment Screening Resources Releases Updated White Paper on Shortcuts that Lead to Inaccurate Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – has released an updated version of its white paper entitled “21 Shortcuts and Traps that Can Lead to Inaccurate Criminal Records” that summarizes ways screening firms could potentially take shortcuts that may undermine the accuracy …

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