Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webcast about Social Media and Hiring on October 19

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webcast entitled If It’s on the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game? Social Media and Hiring underwritten by video interview provider Montage for the Human Capital Institute …

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Use of Social Media Background Checks Increased 500 Percent in Past Decade

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The number of employers using “social media background checks” to screen job candidates increased 500 percent over the past decade, according to the annual CareerBuilder social media recruitment survey, with 60 percent of employers using social media to research job candidates in 2016, up significantly from 52 …

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Webinar Shows How To Legally Screen Job Applicants Using Social Networking Sites

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live 90 minute webinar with Compliance World titled “How To Legally Screen Applicants Using Search Engines and Social Networking Sites” on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. To …

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Employment Screening Resources Releases Updated Whitepaper on Social Media Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Since many employers are using the Internet to recruit and screen jobs applicants, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global provider of background checks, has released an update of its complimentary whitepaper ‘Ten Potential Dangers When Using Social Media Background Checks’ to help them avoid legal risk …

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Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Social Media Screening for Paycor Coffee Break Series

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global provider of background check services, will present the webinar “Social Media and Background Screening: If It’s on the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game?” for the Coffee Break educational programming series from leading HR and payroll software provider Paycor. This …

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Domestic Terrorist Attacks Will Put Social Media Background Checks in the National Spotlight in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Social media background checks that examine online postings by users of popular websites like Facebook and Twitter will be in the national spotlight in 2016 in the United States due to domestic terrorist attacks such as the tragic San Bernardino, California workplace shooting that left 14 people …

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Using Social Networking Sites to Screen Job Applicants Can Be Risky Business for Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers navigate through legal pitfalls when using the Internet to screen job applicants, Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the webinar “Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites” with Clear Law Institute on November 12, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 …

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Maine Enacts New Social Media Privacy Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A newly enacted law in Maine – LD 686, HP 467, An Act To Promote Privacy in Social Media – will protect the social media privacy of employees and job applicants law by prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose passwords or any other …

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NFL Combine Involves Social Media Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The “tweets, posts, and snapchats” of National Football League (NFL) prospects are just as important as their physical ability on the field at the NFL Scouting Combine taking place this weekend due to the rise of social media background checks performed by NFL teams, according to a …

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New Employment Laws Take Effect New Year's Day 2015

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several new employment laws taking effect on New Year’s Day 2015 across the United States will affect employers in the coming year. A quick listing and brief description of just some of these new employment laws and practices involving employers taking effect on January 1, 2015 are …

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