National Small Business Week Takes Place from April 30 to May 6

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Small Business Week (NSBW) – which takes place from April 30, 2017, to May 6, 2017, to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners – offers events in  Washington, DC, Indiana, Texas, and California. For more information about NSBW, please visit …

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Small Business Administration To Hold National Small Business Week May 1-7

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – an agency of the federal government that protects the interests of small business owners – will hold the National Small Business Week (NSBW) from May 1-7, 2016 with this year’s theme being “Dream Big, Start Small.” Links to information about …

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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet to Help Small Business Owners Prevent Discrimination

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has issued a one-page fact sheet entitled “Preventing Discrimination is Good Business” to help small business owners understand their responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws.

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Unregistered Sex Offender Who Worked at Small Business Shows Why Small Businesses Should Conduct Background Checks

In a story that shows why background checks are needed for small businesses, WCCO-TV CBS Channel 4 in Minneapolis, MN reports that a sex offender who worked for a small business in Minnesota that provided bouncy houses and other fun inflatables at birthday parties and graduations was recently arrested for failing to register as a …

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Alleged Killing by Cafe Worker with Criminal Past Demonstrates Need for Small Business to Perform Background Checks

A recent story from The Charlotte Observer about an ex-felon hired to work at a cafe who allegedly killed a pregnant cafe manager by fatally stabbing her during a robbery demonstrates the need for small businesses to perform background checks, as well as the risks taken when hiring employees with criminal records or the exposure …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases New Services for Background Checks for Small and Medium Businesses

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national employment screening firm announced today the release of a web site focused on providing quick and easy access to legally comliant essential background checks to small and medium businesses.  The service is available at: http://www.esrcheck.com/smallbizdivision.php. The new service, called ESRDirect, provides small and medium business with a simplified …

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The Unfair Use of Credit Reports and Criminal Records and the EEOC E-Race Initiative

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources According to an article in HR Morning, the two biggest headaches for employers when it comes to hiring are the blanket  exclusion of individuals with poor credit histories or a criminal, record, and not showing a correlation between background checks and the job itself.  The author notes that in response …

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Workplace violence and employment screening background checks

An excellent article on how employers can deal with workplace has appeared in the Coshocton Tribune in Ohio.  It was written by Ohio human resources consultant Jim Evans is president of JK Evans & Associates LLC, a Zanesville-based human resources consulting firm.  The article recounted some recent incidents of workplace violence and reminded employers and …

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Background Checks for Small and Medium Business Owners

Its becoming a familiar story in the news: a small or medium business owner hires a new employee, fails to perform a background check or check references, and only after a crime has been committed does the business find out about the employee’s serious criminal record. By then, it can be too late.  Hiring a …

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