Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar with Lorman Education Services entitled “Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites: Legal or Liability?” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard …Continue reading "Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites"
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 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 March 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the primary federal privacy and data security enforcement agency – confirmed it has opened an investigation into the privacy practices of Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform with 2.2 billion monthly active users, after a data …Continue reading "FTC Opens Investigation into Privacy Practices of Facebook after Alleged Data Breach Involving 50 Million Users"
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 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"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background check provider, will host a live webinar entitled “Top 5 Best Practices for Social Media Background Checks” presented by Ben Mones, CEO and Founder of leading social media screening provider Fama, an integrated ESR partner, on Thursday, May 18, …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources and Fama to Present Webinar on Best Practices for Social Media Background Checks"