More than half of consumers approve of the idea of banning the use of job applicant credit reports by employers for employment screening, according to a recent survey. A telephone poll survey conducted for Credit.com by GfK Custom Research North America from January 14, 2011 to January 16, 2011 interviewed 1,004 consumers about: Employers have …Continue reading "Survey Reveals More than Half of Consumers Want to Ban Credit Report Checks by Employers"
A proposed Colorado law would restrict the use of credit reports of job applicants by employers to certain situations, and make employers that use the information adversely indicate what information they relied upon in the credit report to make their decision.Continue reading "Colorado Bill Would Severely Limit Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor In the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) first cases against credit report resellers for the data security failures of their clients, three companies that resell credit reports of consumers have agreed to settle FTC charges that they did not take reasonable steps to …Continue reading "Three Credit Report Resellers Settle FTC Charges for Not Protecting Personal Information of Consumers"
By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor An article in the February 2011 issue of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Magazine – ‘Close Up On Screening’ – describes how employers are scrambling to adjust to changes in the myriad of state and federal laws that govern pre-employment background screening due …Continue reading "Use of Credit Reports and Criminal Records for Employment Screening comes under Scrutiny"
A bill that would limit the use of credit checks of job applicants in employment screening has been reintroduced into Congress by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). As originally written, the ‘Equal Employment for All Act’ would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective employees …Continue reading "Bill Limiting Credit Checks of Job Applicants for Employment Screening Reintroduced in Congress"
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a nationwide background check provider to employers accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has released its ‘Fourth Annual Top Ten Trends in Background Screening for 2011’ as predicted by ESR founder, President, and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen. “For the fourth consecutive year, Employment Screening …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Releases Fourth Annual List of Background Check Developments"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor For the past four years, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading background check provider to employers accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has compiled a “Top Ten Trends in Background Screening” list of emerging and …Continue reading "Controversial and Discriminatory Use of Job Applicant Credit Reports by Employers Tops Background Screening Trends List for 2011"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor A great deal of misinformation about the basics of credit reports, background checks, and job hunting exists in the current economic climate. Most employers are not using credit reports to find ways to eliminate people from jobs. A background check that includes …Continue reading "Controversy over Whether Employers Using Credit Reports for Employment Screening is Discriminatory Increases"
By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor A recent article from Inc.com, ‘How to Run a Credit Check,’ reveals best practices from experts for every step of the credit check process during employment screening so that employers may check the financial stability of potential employees. According to the Inc.com article, employers using credit …Continue reading "Experts Reveal Best Practices for Running Credit Checks during Employment Screening"
A new decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has clarified the issue of whether a private employer can legally consider a job applicant’s bankruptcy under U.S bankruptcy law in making an employment decision. The Court ruled that when it comes to private employers, Congress intentionally only protected current employees …Continue reading "Court Decision Clarifies that a Bankruptcy can be Used as Part of Pre-Employment Background Check for Private Employers"