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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The webinar will take place from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific Time. To register for this webinar, please visit (View Recording of “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015” webinar Hosted by ESR CEO Lester Rosen)

The annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends features emerging and influential trends in the background check industry selected by Rosen, the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual.” As in 2014, the Ban the Box movement that eliminates the question about criminal records on initial job applications has topped the list. A complete list of all top background check trends is available at

“The Ban the Box movement is rapidly spreading across the U.S. and is changing the way employers in America hire workers,” says Rosen, a frequent presenter on due diligence issues for the “ESR Speaks” background check training program. “However, if some Ban the Box laws go too far in 2015 the unintended consequence may be that such laws actually hurt ex-offenders and individuals who have been left unemployed by the recession.”

Founded by Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a nationwide background check firm accredited by the NAPBS located in the San Francisco, California area. ESR’s SOC 2 Audit Report confirms ESR meets high standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for protecting the security, confidentiality, and privacy of consumer data. For more information about ESR, call Toll Free 888.999.4474 or visit

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