Employers Need Background Screening Providers that are NAPBS Accredited and FCRA Compliant

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Experts agree employers need background screening providers that are accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and able to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to an article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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SHRM Research Reveals Nearly Half of HR Professionals Experienced Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – has released research that reveals nearly half of surveyed HR professionals (48 percent) said their organization had at some point experienced workplace violence.

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Safe Hiring Expert Explains Why Background Check of Aurora Shooter Did Not Reveal Past Conviction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn That fact that a past felony conviction was not revealed during the pre-employment background check of an employee who fatally shot five co-workers at his Aurora, Illinois, workplace while being fired from his job “might be perplexing – or even shocking to some – but not to …

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Aurora Warehouse Shooting Highlights Dangers HR Professionals Face from Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 15, 2019, five employees were shot and killed at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois by a worker who was being fired, an incident highlighting the dangers Human Resource (HR) professionals can face from workplace violence, according to an article from the Society for Human Resource …

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Background Check Expert Tells SHRM that Screening Firms Need to Ensure Information Security

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers and screening firms conducting background checks will feel “pressure” to ensure information security and will be “interested in how artificial intelligence (AI) technology will improve the screening experience in 2019,” according to an article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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SHRM “Getting Talent Back to Work” Initiative Helps Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Find Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 27, 2019, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – announced the launch of the SHRM Getting Talent Back to Work national initiative that champions the hiring of ex-offenders with criminal records, …

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Background Check Expert Tells SHRM Employers Should Be Careful with Social Media Screening

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 …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak about Background Checks to Flathead Valley SHRM

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will speak about “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” at the September membership meeting of the Flathead Valley SHRM affiliate of the …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Speaking at 2018 SHRM Annual Conference on June 19

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the session “A Strategic Approach to a Legally Compliant and Effective Background Screening Program” (E352) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Central Time, during the 2018 …

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Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session at the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition held from June 17th to 20th, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

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