Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers who regularly conduct background checks on job applicants should be aware of several background check trends to remain in compliance in 2016, as government oversight, a sharp rise in class action lawsuits, and the threat of data breaches impact background check practices, according to an article …Continue reading "Employers Need to Know Background Check Trends to Remain in Compliance in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled ‘Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2016’ on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET / 12:00 Noon PM to 1:15 PM …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert to Reveal Top Background Check Trends for 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with TrainHR titled ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM PST / 1:00 PM EST.Continue reading "Employers Need to Know Top Trends for Background Checks in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background check firm, has released the 9th Annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016 selected by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. For the number one trend, Rosen foresees an increase in governmental oversight and enforcement of …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn There will be increased governmental oversight and enforcement of the background check industry, with a particular focus on issues involving the accuracy of information contained in background check reports, from federal agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2016. This is the number 1 …Continue reading "Government Oversight and Enforcement of Accuracy in Background Check Industry to Increase in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Class action lawsuits involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that governs the use of background checks for employment purposes in the United States will continue to increase in 2016 since background screening is a target rich environment even if technical FCRA violations are restricted. This …Continue reading "FCRA Lawsuits Will Continue to Increase in Target Rich Background Screening Environment in 2016"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Judging by the number of background check firms being bought and sold in the past few years and the number of new start-ups entering the background check business, the screening industry will continue to both expand and consolidate simultaneously in 2016. This is the number 3 …Continue reading "Background Check Industry Will Continue to Both Expand and Consolidate Simultaneously in 2016"
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"
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 …Continue reading "Domestic Terrorist Attacks Will Put Social Media Background Checks in the National Spotlight in 2016"