Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers are ramping up their use of social media screening in 2019 but they must ensure that these searches protect the privacy of job applicants, according to a background check expert interviewed for an article – the first in a two-part series – from the Society for …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Tells SHRM Employers Should Be Careful with Social Media Screening"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Social media screening of applicants will remain a hot topic while consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) performing them deal with discrimination and accuracy concerns in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as ninth on the list of “ESR Top …Continue reading "Social Media Screening Remains Hot Topic while CRAs Deal with EEOC and FCRA Concerns in 2019"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Cheif Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “The Legal Use of Social Media, Credit Reports, Driving Records, and International Screening in Hiring” on June 28, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT. The webinar …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Background Checks on June 28"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A background check expert speaking at the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference & Exposition warned using social media to screen job applicants can lead to “a world of privacy and discrimination problems,” according to an article written by SHRM Online Manager/Editor Roy …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Speaks at SHRM Talent Conference about Proper Use of Social Media Screening"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2018, Vermont House Bill 462 (H. 462) took effect and added a new section to the Vermont Statutes Annotated (V.S.A.) relating to social media privacy for employees that restricts the access to and use of social media accounts of employees and applicants by employers.Continue reading "Vermont Law Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Millennials” – people aged 20 to 35 in 2016 – are expected to overtake “Baby Boomers” aged 52 to 70 in population in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center. The fact that technically savvy Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest segment of the U.S. workforce …Continue reading "Millennials Expanding in Workforce Will Make Background Checks More Applicant Friendly in 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), and Dawn Standerwick, ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth, will co-present a complimentary webinar entitled “Social Media and Background Screening: If It’s On the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game?” as part of the Coffee Break …Continue reading "Webinar Examines Social Media and Background Screening on October 18"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Harvard University has rescinded admission offers for at least ten students who would have been part of the Class of 2021 for their “offensive” social media postings after they “traded sexually explicit memes and messages that sometimes targeted minority groups in a private Facebook group chat,” according to …Continue reading "Harvard Rescinds Admission Offers for Several Students Over Offensive Social Media Postings"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of State published a notice in the Federal Register requesting emergency approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to expand the collection of information though social media screening of some visa applicants by requiring them to divulge their social media “handles” …Continue reading "State Department Publishes Notice in Federal Register Proposing to Expand Social Media Screening of Visa Applicants"