The Fifth Annual ‘ESR Top Ten Trends in Employment Background Checks’ for 2012 from Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will be announced by ESR founder and CEO Lester Rosen in the coming weeks on the ESR News Blog at Each new trend will then be added to ESR’s ‘Top Ten Trends in Employment Background Checks’ for 2012 page at 
“For the fifth consecutive year, Employment Screening Resources has identified both new trends starting to make a difference and older trends evolving as the employment screening industry matures,” says Rosen, the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to background checks. “With many new developments occurring in the screening industry during 2011 with regard to criminal records, credit checks, and social media screening, 2012 should be an exciting year full of several new changes.”

Rosen, an Attorney at Law and recognized safe hiring expert, was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman. With help from the entire ESR team, he carefully selects each trend after closely reviewing developments from various sources regarding employment background checks that include:

  • Evolving hiring practices and demographics;
  • Legal cases concerning background checks;
  • Advancements in background check technology;
  • New government regulations for screening at the federal and state level;
  • Questions and concerns raised by employers, recruiters, human resources professionals, and the security industry regarding background checks.

Founded in 1997 with a mission to ensure safe workplaces for employers, employees, and the public, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is accredited by NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). For more information about ESR, visit or call ESR toll free 888.999.4474.

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Founded in 1997 in the San Francisco, CA area,
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by ESR Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR streamlines the screening process and reduces administrative overhead though its proprietary technology solutions.  ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a distinction held by less than two percent of all screening firms. This important recognition was achieved by successfully passing a third party audit demonstrating compliance with the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about ESR, visit or call toll free 888.999.4474. 

About ESR News:
The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog –
ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected].


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