Tag Archives: SHRM

HR Professionals Must Adapt to Emerging Background Check Trends when Hiring

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Human resource (HR) professionals conducting employment screening when hiring must adapt to several emerging background check trends including “Ban the Box” laws and the “gig” workforce in 2017, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

HR Technology Advancements Will Continue to Improve Background Screening in the Hiring Process

 

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

New HR technology is making background screening for employment purposes “faster, smarter, and easier” while integrations with HR systems have “changed the game” for Human Resource professionals, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. The fact that HR Technology will continue to improve the screening and hiring process is Trend Number 6 in the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017. Continue reading

HR Technology and Integrations Improving Background Screening Process for Human Resources

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

New HR technology is making background screening for employment purposes “faster, smarter, and easier” while integrations with HR systems have “changed the game” for Human Resources, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

Continuous Screening of Employees Could Be More Common in Near Future

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

While most companies currently perform background screening on employees once at the pre-hire stage, “the new normal may call for continuous, post-hire monitoring” in the near future to avoid insider threats, according to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present at SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present two sessions at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition held April 18-20, 2016, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. For more information or to register for the SHRM conference, visit http://conferences.shrm.org/talent-conference. Continue reading

Need for Speed in Hiring Process May Compromise Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A safe hiring expert believes that the “need for speed” in the hiring process “unfortunately can often run contrary to the need for accuracy and due diligence” in the background checks of job applicants, according to the article ‘Push to Reduce Time-to-Hire May Impede Background Check Process’ on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

Employers Need to Know Background Check Trends to Remain in Compliance in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers who regularly conduct background checks on job applicants should be aware of several background check trends to remain in compliance in 2016, as government oversight, a sharp rise in class action lawsuits, and the threat of data breaches impact background check practices, according to an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website. Continue reading

SHRM Survey Finds Employers Use Social Media to Both Hire and Disqualify Job Candidates

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Job seekers who believe the information they post on public social media websites like Facebook and Twitter does not affect their search for employment – for better or worse – should think again. A new survey shows employers are using the Internet and social media more than ever to recruit and screen potential employees, and some are even disqualifying applicants based on their social media content. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Recognized as SHRM Preferred Provider

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a member of the SHRM Preferred Provider Program able to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) through the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). Continue reading

SHRM Employment Verification Survey Reviews Form I-9 and E-Verify

Written By Thomas Ahearn

ESR News Blog about SHRMThe Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has released the SHRM Employment Verification Survey to capture information on the challenges associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9 and E-Verify, an Internet-based program that compares information provided on I-9 Forms with data from U.S. government databases. The SHRM Employment Verification Survey is available at http://www.shrm.org/research/surveyfindings/articles/pages/2014-employment-verification.aspx. Continue reading