Background Screening Expert Explains How Technology Innovations Improve Candidate Experience

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background screening technology innovations “are improving speed, trust, transparency, and ultimately, the candidate experience” to attract “record numbers of millennials and Generation Z job candidates entering the workforce,” according to experts interviewed for an article in the June 2019 edition of HRO Today Magazine. In the article …

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NAPBS and HR.com Release Results of Annual Survey of HR Professionals about Background Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – a non-profit trade association representing the interests of background screening companies – and leading human resources (HR) social networking website HR.com have released the results of their third annual survey of “How Human Resources Professionals View and Use …

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Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Avoiding Illegal Background Screening Practices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background screening expert Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Avoiding Illegal Pre-Employment Screening Practices: Update on Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal Records and Salary Secrecy Law” on Thursday, May 16, 2019, …

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U.S. Background Screening Industry Expanding Due to Improved Completeness, Speed, and Affordability

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The background screening industry in the United States “has never been hotter” and the “expansion has occurred rapidly with improvements in the completeness of the screenings, the speed in which they are performed, and their affordability,” according to an article in the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ).

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FBI Completes Investigation into Unauthorized Flight of Aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington by Richard Russell on Friday, August 10, 2018, and decided – given the death of Russell in the incident and his …

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Dawn Standerwick Recognized as Longest Serving NAPBS Board Member after Nine Years of Service

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has recognized Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), as the longest serving board member in the history of the NAPBS with nine years of service, …

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Tenant Screening Company to Pay $3 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Failing to Meet FCRA Accuracy Requirements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 16, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a tenant screening company in Texas agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of information provided to landlords and property managers that caused renters to …

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2018 NAPBS Annual Conference Breaks Attendance Record

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession – has announced that a record-breaking 882 background screening professionals attended the 2018 NAPBS Annual Conference.

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Public Records Expert Michael Sankey Honored as First Recipient of NAPBS Lifetime Achievement Award

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2018, public records expert Michael Sankey was honored as the first recipient of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Lifetime Achievement Award. Sankey was part of the steering committee that in 2003 founded the NAPBS, a professional trade association for the background screening …

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NAPBS Files Lawsuit Against Clerk of Arkansas Court for Impeding Background Screening Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 23, 2018, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – a non-profit trade group representing companies offering background screening services – filed a lawsuit against a clerk in the Bentonville Division of the District Court of Benton County in Arkansas for allegedly refusing “to …

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