Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. on how “Big Data” – the use of algorithms, data scraping of the internet, and other means of evaluating thousands of pieces of information about an …Continue reading "EEOC Holds Meeting on Use of Big Data in Background Checks for Employment Decisions"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 5, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed bipartisan legislation – Bill H. 4570 – an Act for regulating drivers of “transportation network companies” (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft that includes “the strongest state background check requirements in the nation,” according to a press …Continue reading "Massachusetts Passes Law with Strongest Background Check Requirements in Nation for Transportation Network Companies"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global provider of background screening services, announced today that Dawn Standerwick, ESR Vice President of Strategic Growth, has accepted her nomination to become a member of the Advisory Board of HR Tech Alliances, a global HR portal designed to foster …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources’ Dawn Standerwick Accepts Position on HR Tech Alliances Advisory Board"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers and Human Resources (HR) professionals will be bombarded with meaningless marketing buzz offering new HR technology that promises to disrupt stodgy old industries and radically change outdated business models in 2016. However, these new techniques may largely be without substance. This is the number 4 …Continue reading "Employers and Human Resources Will Be Bombarded with Meaningless Marketing Buzz around Supposed Disruptive Technology in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Due to increased pressure and scrutiny from both the federal government and private attorneys seeking multi-million dollar judgments, background screening firms, human resources (HR) professionals, and employers will be focused on legal compliance and accuracy issues in 2016. This is the number 5 trend selected by …Continue reading "Background Screening Firms, Human Resources, and Employers Will Be Focused on Legal Compliance and Accuracy in 2016"
Technology will continue to decrease time and effort needed for background checks in 2014. In the coming year, employers can expect to see even more robust Applicant Generated Report (AGR) systems where applicants perform the data entry and also integration with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) where employers can simply click a button and be done. …Continue reading "Technology Decreasing Time and Effort Needed for Employers to Perform Background Checks"
Legislation currently in Congress – H. R. 537, the Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) – would enhance social media privacy by protecting users of social networking sites from having to divulge personal information such as usernames and passwords to employers and schools. Re-introduced by Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9), and Congressman …Continue reading "Social Networking Online Protection Act would Prevent Employers and Schools from Requiring Usernames and Passwords"
A background check tool currently touted to employers as a “national criminal database” search from data aggregators who advertise access to a nationwide database full of millions of criminal records from all states can create an impression that employers are gaining access to all of the nation’s criminal records in one search. However, nothing could …Continue reading "Use of National Criminal Databases No Substitution for County Courthouse Searches during Real Background Checks"
Both talent management and background screening are quickly becoming more automated with technology. An Oracle Gold Partner, nationwide background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR) now provides validated integrations of the Oracle Taleo Business Edition (TBE) Cloud ServiceTM to offer automated talent management solutions to businesses wanting to recruit, hire, train, and retain top talent. …Continue reading "ESR Integration with Oracle TBE Cloud Service Provides Automated Talent Management and Background Screening"
In today’s technology driven business world, employment background checks are quickly becoming integrated with Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Human Resources Information System (HRIS), and other systems to create a virtual “One-Stop Shop” for screening and hiring. This emerging trend of background checks becoming integrated with ATS, HRIS, and other systems should increase in the coming …Continue reading "Background Checks Becoming Integrated with ATS and HRIS to Create One Stop Shop for Screening and Hiring"