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

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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 register for this event, click here. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Updated Whitepaper on Social Media Background Checks

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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 online. The whitepaper is available for free download at http://www.esrcheck.com/Whitepapers/Social-Media-Background-Checks/. Continue reading

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

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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 webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT. To register, click here. 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

ESR CEO Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Social Media Screening Risks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Using social media to learn about potential employees can be an effective tool but comes with legal risks. To help employers understand this, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen will present a Lorman Education Services live webinar – ‘Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites: Legal or Liability?’ – on January 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST. Continue reading

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

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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 dead. This is the number 6 trend selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the 9th annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016. Continue reading

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

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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 PM ET. Continue reading

Maine Enacts New Social Media Privacy Law

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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 means for accessing their personal social media accounts. The new law takes effect October 15, 2015. Continue reading

LinkedIn Granted Motion to Dismiss in FCRA Lawsuit

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A federal judge in the Northern District of California has granted a motion to dismiss in a class action lawsuit against LinkedIn Corporation that claimed the online professional networking website’s “References Searches” function violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). A copy of the ruling is at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Sweet-v-LinkedIn_Motion-to-Dismiss.pdf. Continue reading

NFL Combine Involves Social Media Background Checks

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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 story from SportTechie.com. Continue reading