Tag Archives: Trends

Millennials in Workforce Will Make Employers Change Methods of Background Screening Job Applicants

 

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau have found that Millennials – defined as people aged 18 to 34 in 2015 – numbered 75.4 million and in 2015 surpassed the 74.9 million Baby Boomers aged 51 to 69, according to a Pew Research Center article. The fact that Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest segment of the U.S. workforce and are making employers change their methods of background screening for job applicants is Trend Number 7 in the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017. Continue reading

FCRA Lawsuits Will Remain a Potential Threat to Employers After Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Case

 

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that consumers must prove “concrete injury” in class action lawsuits for alleged “bare” violations of a federal statute. However, the fact that class action lawsuits involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that governs background checks in the U.S. will remain a potential threat to employers despite recent court rulings dismissing FCRA lawsuits and citing the Spokeo decision as the reason is Trend Number 8 in the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017. Continue reading

Drug Testing in Workplace Will Have to Deal with Growth of State Laws Allowing Use of Marijuana

 

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

As of November 2016, a total of 28 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS) website. Some states have also passed laws allowing for the recreational use of marijuana by adults. The fact that employers performing workplace drug testing will have to deal with the rapid growth of state laws allowing the use of marijuana is Trend Number 9 in the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017. Continue reading

Use of Big Data for Background Checks Will Be Closely Watched for Potential Discrimination Issues

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

In October of 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 individual – was being used to make hiring and other employment decisions during background checks. The potential controversies surrounding the use of Big Data is Trend Number 10 in the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Announce Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2017

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider that enables employers to make informed hiring decisions quickly and easily – will announce the selection of the 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017 by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. The list featuring emerging and influential trends in the background check industry will be available during the month of December 2016 at www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Uber and Lyft Drivers in Massachusetts to Undergo Most Comprehensive State Background Checks in Nation

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The two largest Transportation Network Companies (TNC) in Massachusetts – Uber and Lyft – have entered into voluntary agreements to ensure the immediate implementation of the most stringent background checks for TNC drivers of any state in the nation, according to a press release from the office of Governor Charlie Baker. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen Reviews Best Practices for Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a 90 minute audio conference for HRTrainingCenter.com entitled “Background Checks and Safe Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices” on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Noon Pacific Time. Continue reading

Massachusetts Passes Law with Strongest Background Check Requirements in Nation for Transportation Network Companies

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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 release from the Governor’s office. Continue reading

Attorney Lester Rosen To Examine Top Ten Background Check Trends in Webinar on May 2

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

To help employers stay up to date with evolving trends in the background check industry, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar for the Clear Law Institute entitled “Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016” on Monday, May 2, 2016, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET / 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM PT. To register for the event, click here. Continue reading

Marin Business Forum Event on Background Checks Features Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Marin Business Forum (MBF) will present an event with the Novato Chamber of Commerce on “Background Checks” featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To register, visit http://marinbusinessforum.com/event-registration/. Continue reading