Cheap and Instant Background Checks of Gig Economy Workers Lead to Due Diligence Concerns In 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Reports about “gig economy” employers using cheap and instant background checks will lead those employers to examine the value of these background checks due to the examples of theft and violence experienced in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® …

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AI Improves Background Checks but Human Touch Still Needed Due to Discrimination Concerns in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The use of technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms will continue to improve background checks for employment purposes but the “human touch” will still be needed due to discrimination concerns in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) …

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War for Talent Forces Employers to Examine Screening Process to Reduce Impediments to Hiring in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The ongoing war for talent – along with record low unemployment – will force employers to examine their entire hiring program, including the screening process, to ensure there are no impediments to finding workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment …

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Social Media Screening Remains Hot Topic while CRAs Deal with EEOC and FCRA Concerns in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Social media screening of applicants will remain a hot topic while consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) performing them deal with discrimination and accuracy concerns in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as ninth on the list of “ESR Top …

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Form I-9 Audits Will Continue to Rise for Employers Suspected of Hiring Illegal Workers in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Worksite Form I-9 audits will continue to rise for employers in the U.S. who are suspected of hiring ineligible workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as tenth on the list of “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for …

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Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees – including nine teachers and 35 classroom aides – “have been terminated, recommended for dismissal, or simply resigned amid scrutiny” after a review of background checks performed on CPS workers, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune.

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Home Service Provider Allegedly Recommended Contractor with Criminal Record Who Botched Job

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A North Carolina couple claims that HomeAdvisor – a home service provider claiming to have “one of the industry’s most comprehensive screening processes”– recommended a contractor with a criminal record who left their home renovation project a “disaster,” according to WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC.

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Murder Suspect Lied on Background Check to Coach Youth Football Team

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A man arrested on suspicion of murder who had a lengthy criminal record admitted he falsified his date of birth on a volunteer job application and provided false information for a background check to coach children in a Charlotte youth football league, according to a report from …

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Safe Hiring Expert to Speak about Background Checks in California to Santa Clara County EAC

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), will speak at a Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event about “Background Checks in California: State Specific Rules and More” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 8:00 …

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Chicago Public Schools Announces Background Check Results of Rescreening of Employees

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has conducted a background check on each of its 43,332 active school-based and central office employees and 97.9 percent cleared their rescreening and have returned to work on for 2018-2019 school year, according to a statement from CPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) …

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