Employers May Consider Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Substance Use Disorders in Hiring Crunch

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With “an estimated 23.5 million adults in recovery from substance use disorder and 5 million people who were formerly incarcerated” – along with a historically low unemployment rate causing a hiring crunch in a tight job market – employers that need workers may consider these two previously …

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Background Screening Expert Explains Why Employers Should Consider Workers with Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Should employers consider workers with a criminal record? Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background screening firm headquartered in California, helps employers answer that question in an article she wrote for the publication “2019 In Search of Excellence in …

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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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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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