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Privacy and Discrimination Concerns with Big Data and International Offshoring will Grow in 2015

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Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

The rapid growth of “Big Data” – a term used to describe the increasing availability of data of all types – will bring added concerns about privacy and discrimination in 2015. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop to explore the impact of big data on consumers while the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that discrimination laws apply to employment decisions that result from big data. In addition, the “offshoring” of big data to foreign countries beyond U.S. privacy laws brings questions about data protection. This trend is number 8 on the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) 8th Annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015.’ For a list of background check trends, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Applicant Experience and Employer Branding Critical for Background Check Process in 2015

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Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

The applicant experience and employer branding will become critical considerations for the background check process in 2015. Since employers are concerned with employer branding and the applicant experience, the background check process will focus on making the applicant experience as comfortable as possible as well as assuring applicants that their background checks are accurate, legally compliant, and their privacy rights are protected. This trend is number 9 on the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) 8th Annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015.’ For a list of background check trends, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Employer Experience Will Focus on Streamlining Background Check Process in 2015

 Background Check Trends

Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Employers who perform a background check will be looking for ease of use and streamlined screening that is integrated into their hiring process without data entry in 2015. This can be accomplished by using Applicant Generated Report (AGR) system where employers initiate a background check with click of a mouse and email applicants who then start the data entry process themselves. The employer experience can be heightened by integration with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) to create a single button: “Perform Background Check.”  This trend is number 10 on the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) 8th Annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’. For a list of background check trends, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Webinar Reviews Best Practices for EEOC Compliance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers comply with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar for Avant Resources titled ‘Proper Use of Criminal Records When Hiring: Best Practices for Complying with the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidelines.’ The webinar will take place Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. PT. For more details, visit http://www.avantresources.com/store/proper-use-of-criminal-records-when-hiring2014-05-30-19-16-20-detail. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Announce Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will announce the selection of the 8th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen during the month of December 2014. After all of the trends are revealed, Rosen will host a complimentary webinar for the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The registration link for this webinar presented by ESR is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3656006267617568513. Continue reading

Did Britney Spears Boyfriend Undergo Background Check?

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Think a background check is only for security clearances or new jobs? Think again. Jamie Spears, the father and co-conservator of star pop singer Britney Spears, has apparently vetted his daughter’s new love interest, Charlie Ebersol, with a background check, according to “webloid” RadarOnline.com. However, GossipCop.com reports the new boyfriend did not undergo a background check while a HuffingtonPost.com story from 2013 supports the RadarOnline.com claim by reporting that a background check was run on a previous boyfriend of Spears. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases White Paper on Social Media Background Checks

Written By Thomas Ahearn

Social Media Background ChecksTo help employers understand the possible risks of using social media to screen job applicants, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a nationwide background screening provider accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has released a white paper titled ‘Ten Potential Dangers When Using Social Media Background Checks.’ The complimentary white paper is available for download at http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/Download/. Continue reading

Uber Driver with Criminal Past Allegedly Hit Passenger

Written By Thomas Ahearn

ESR News Blogs - Criminal RecordsA driver with car service company Uber who passed a background check even though he had a criminal record is accused of physically assaulting his passenger and faces criminal charges, according to an article on Forbes.com available at http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenhuet/2014/06/03/uber-driver-with-felony-conviction-charged-with-battery-for-allegedly-hitting-passenger/. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert to Co-Present Screening Webcast

Written By Thomas Ahearn

Screening WebcastAttorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will co-present a webcast with iCIMS Product Specialist Kiley Brazil titled ‘Tips for Compliant Candidate Screening’ on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT. To register for this event, part of the iCIMS Hire Expectations™ Institute Live Webcast Series, visit http://www2.icims.com/l/5122/2014-03-12/w36by. Continue reading

Commission on Civil Rights Report Examines Effects of EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

Written By Thomas Ahearn

A briefing report released by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) – ‘Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Conviction Records Policy’ – examines the effects of the EEOC’s updated Guidance policy on the use of conviction records by employers on African-American and Latino job applicants. The complete report – in which some members of the civil rights panel argue that the EEOC’s guidelines are flawed and vague – is available at http://www.eusccr.com/EEOC_final_2013.pdf. Continue reading