Salary History Questions by Employers Will Be Restricted as Pay Equity Movement Spreads in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several states and cities in the U.S. have passed legislation prohibiting employers from seeking salary history information about job applicants as part of a “pay equity” movement to narrow the gender wage gap between women and men. This growing restriction on questions about the salary history of applicants by …

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E-Verify System Will Move Closer to Becoming Mandatory Requirement for All U.S. Employers in 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in Congress in 2017 – “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 3711) – hopes to make the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system a “mandatory and permanent” requirement for U.S. employers to ensure the workers they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States. This move toward the …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) To Release Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2018

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – will release the 11th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” of 2018 that features emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year during December of 2017. The complete list of trends …

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Webinar to Show Organizations How to Use Data Superpowers to Attract and Select Talent for Workplace

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG), Ascendify, and Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will present a webinar entitled “Using Data Superpowers to Intelligently Attract and Select Your Talent” to show how technology and advanced solutions can help organizations be smarter with talent acquisition, selection, and screening programs. The webinar takes place …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Achieves Renewal of HRCI Approved Provider Status

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check firm, has achieved renewal of its “Approved Provider” status from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession, for the period of January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. This distinction allows ESR …

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BountyJobs and Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Announce Strategic Partnership

Leading Provider of Outsourced Talent Acquisition Solutions Partners with Global Leader in Background Screening Posted By Employment Screening Resources (ESR) BountyJobs, Inc., provider of the leading recruiting technology platform for collaboration between employers and search firms with over $1.25 billion in placement fees to recruiters, today announced a strategic partnership with leading global background screening firm, …

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Forensic Investigation of Equifax Data Breach Reveals 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Impacted

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. has announced that a forensic investigation of the massive data breach incident first disclosed on September 7, 2017, that impacted approximately 143 million Americans – almost half of the country –  revealed the impact may potentially reach 2.5 million more Americans.

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Background Check of Man Includes Criminal History of Felon with Same Name and Birthdate

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Maryland man says his “life is turned upside down because he shares a name and birthdate with a felon” who shows up on his background check report, according to a report from NBC Channel 4 in Washington.

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More than Eight Out of Ten Employers Find Resume Fraud

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A benchmark study on employment background screening revealed more than eight out of ten employers – a whopping 85 percent – found resume fraud that includes “embellishments or outright lies on job applicant resumes in the last year,” according to a bulletin from SharedHR.

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FREE Act Would Give Consumers Control Over Credit Information in Wake of Equifax Data Breach

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 15, 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act to give consumers control over their credit information in the wake of the massive Equifax data breach that compromised the personal data of as many as 143 million …

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