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Background Check Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – presented a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015” on January 21, 2015. The webinar featured emerging and influential trends in the background check industry selected by Rosen himself. To view a recording of this hour long webinar, please visit

Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and a nationally recognized background check expert – has selected the ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends annually for the past eight years. As in 2014, the Ban the Box movement that eliminates the question about criminal records on initial job applications topped the list. The complete list of all of the top background check trends for 2015 and past years is available at

The ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015 are:

Rosen is a frequent presenter on background check issues for the “ESR Speaks” training program and his speaking appearances include numerous state and national conferences. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a professional trade organization for the background check industry. He has also qualified and testified in Superior Court as an employment screening expert on issues surrounding safe hiring.

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 background check services from ESR, call Toll Free 888.999.4474 or visit

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