Hiring Veterans Is Right Thing and Smart Thing To Do for Businesses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In honor of Veterans Day observed annually on November 11 – when Americans thank veterans for their service in the United States military – business and technology leaders would be wise to help the approximately 200,000 U.S. service members who are making the transition to civilian life each year …

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Survey Finds Most Americans Believe Job Search Too Impersonal

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly seven in 10 Americans – 69 percent – believe the job search today is too impersonal while eight in 10 – 80 percent – say applying for a job feels like sending their résumé or job application into a “black box,” according to the results of …

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Rising Demand for Workers in U.S. Leads to More Job Opportunities for Applicants with Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With the demand for workers rising in the United States – the December 2017 jobs report revealed the unemployment rate to be 4.1 percent – companies in America are being forced “to consider workers they once would have turned away” and to provide “opportunities to people who have …

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Job Search Site Will Not Post Jobs from Employers that Discriminate against People with Criminal Backgrounds

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 4, 2017, job search website Glassdoor announced that it has “doubled down on its commitment to giving those with a criminal record a fair chance” by updating its Terms of Use to prevent employers from posting jobs that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …

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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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Former Partner at Wolf of Wall Street Firm Now CEO of Job Board Helping Ex-Offenders Find Work

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A former partner at the notorious brokerage house Stratton Oakmont that was profiled – some might even say glorified – in the 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street” who ended up serving 22 months of jail time for securities fraud is now the founder and CEO of …

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Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Job Applicants Lie on their Resume

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly half – 46 percent – of more than 1,000 workers and 300 senior managers reported they knew job applicants who misrepresented themselves and included false information on a resume, a 25 point rise up from only 21 percent in 2011, according to a survey from staffing service …

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University of California Adopts Ban the Box Policy for Hiring Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The University of California (UC) has adopted a Ban the Box policy where job applicants will no longer be asked to check a box on initial employment applications to indicate whether they have been convicted of a crime in order to remove barriers to opportunity and avoid discouraging …

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CareerBuilder Job Forecast Finds Best Hiring Outlook in a Decade for 2017

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Two in five employers – 40 percent – plan to hire full-time permanent employees over the next 12 months while three in 10 employees expect to hire part-time permanent staff, making the hiring outlook for 2017 the best the U.S. has seen in a decade, according …

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Job Seeker Wins $230,000 in FCRA Settlements against Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Green Bay, Wisconsin job seeker has won at least $230,000 in settlements from employers across the country involving alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks for employment purposes in the United States, according to an article from the …

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