Employment Screening Resources (ESR) VP of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick Selected NAPBS Volunteer of the Month for May 2019

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – the global authority for the background screening profession – has selected Dawn Standerwick, the Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), as the NAPBS Volunteer of the Month for May 2019. Standerwick – who was elected Chair …

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U.S. Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Rate Highest Since 2004

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The drug testing positivity rate for the U.S. workforce hit a fourteen-year high in 2018, increasing nearly five percent in urine drug tests – 4.4 percent in 2018 versus 4.2 percent in 2017 – and climbing to the highest level since the 4.5 percent attained in 2004, …

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Background Check Experts to Present Webinar on Ban the Box Laws and Salary History Prohibitions

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), and ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick will co-host a live webinar entitled “Illegal Employment Screening Practices: Ban the Box, Background Checks, and Salary History” on …

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Clean Slate Campaign Launched to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records for Reformed Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 15, 2018, the Center for American Progress (CAP) – an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans – announced the launching of a national bipartisan Clean Slate Campaign to automate the clearing of criminal records for reformed ex-offenders.

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Amendment 4 Approved by Florida Voters to Restore Voting Rights of Over One Million Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 6, 2018, Florida voters approved Amendment 4 with almost 65 percent of the vote – the measure needed at least 60 percent to become law – allowing approximately 1.2 million convicted ex-offenders in the state to automatically have their voting rights restored, according to The …

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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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HR Tech Alliances Schedules Vegas Collaboration Zone V2V Networking Event on September 10-11

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn HR Tech Alliances – the HR Tech industry’s portal solution for finding and managing partnerships and alliances – has scheduled a Vegas Collaboration Zone vendor-to-vendor (V2V) networking event in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 10 and/or 11, 2018.

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Report Finds More than One Out of Four Formerly Incarcerated Ex-Offenders are Unemployed

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Prison Policy Initiative has released a report entitled “Out of Prison & Out of Work” that calculates the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated ex-offenders to be 27 percent, meaning that more than one out of four people who served time in prison and were released are …

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Background Check Firms Help Employers Navigate Regulations when Screening Job Candidates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background check firms are focused on making candidate screening – sometimes considered the most stressful aspect of the recruiting process – as painless as possible, according to a background check expert interviewed in the ‘Sector Report: Navigating the Patchwork of Screening Regulations’ available on Workforce.com.

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North Carolina Expands Job Opportunities for Ex-Offenders While Reducing Risks for Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 25, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill (HB) 774 which broadens the situations in which individuals convicted of a crime may petition for a “Certificate of Relief” and helps reduce the risks employers may face when hiring ex-offenders. HB 774 takes effect …

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