Study Finds Ban the Box Policies Increase Odds of Public Sector Employment for Ex-Offenders

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study released in January of 2017 entitled “Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment” has found that Ban the Box policies that remove criminal history questions from applications and delay such inquiries until later in the hiring process increased the odds of public sector employment for …

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NAPBS Survey Reveals Views of HR Professionals on Background Screening

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has commissioned HR.com to conduct an unprecedented national survey of 1,528 human resources (HR) professionals to gauge their views on background screening and found that public safety was cited as the number one reason for employers to conduct …

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Employers Report Highest Global Talent Shortage Since 2007

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers around the world are facing the largest talent shortage since the recession as 40 percent of global employers have experienced difficulties filling jobs – the highest level since 41 percent in 2007 – according to the 2016-2017 Talent Shortage Survey from ManpowerGroup.

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Report Finds Two Out of Three Companies Experienced Insider Theft or Corruption of Data in Prior Year

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report entitled “The State of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust 2016” has revealed that more than two out of three companies surveyed – 69 percent – experienced an attempted or successful insider theft or corruption of data during the prior 12 months, and that concerns from …

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New Study Reveals Inaccuracies in State Criminal Record Repositories

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study entitled ‘New Facts About the Currency and Accuracy of Criminal Records at State Criminal Record Repositories’ released in June of 2016 by BRB Publications, Inc. reveals inaccuracies in state criminal record repositories, as well as the three key reasons why the completeness, consistency, and …

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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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Over Five Percent of Workers Turned Down for Jobs Due to Financial Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A survey of more than 1,100 workers conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) found 5.2 percent of respondents reported they were turned down for jobs due to their financial background while 26.3 percent reported employers ran financial background checks on them.

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SHRM Survey Finds Employers Use Social Media to Both Hire and Disqualify Job Candidates

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 …

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Social Media May Cause Employers to Not Hire Job Candidates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A new survey from leading human capital solutions provider CareerBuilder has found that 51 percent of employers – more than half – who researched job candidates on social media found content that caused them to not hire the candidate, up from 43 percent in 2013 and 34 …

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CareerBuilder Releases Annual Survey on Office Romance

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the CareerBuilder annual survey on office romance has found that 38 percent – nearly two in five – of U.S. workers have dated someone working for the same company and 16 percent said they dated co-workers more than once. More information about this survey is available in the press …

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