Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Stanford University will conduct background checks on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials in the wake of a nationwide college admissions scam that involved the school, according to an announcement in a blog post entitled “An update on the admissions fraud scheme” made…

GAO Report Recommends Stronger Oversight of CRAs to Protect Consumers against Data Breaches

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 29, 2019, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the findings of a report entitled “Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies” that focused on federal regulation of consumer reporting agencies…

U.S. Background Screening Industry Expanding Due to Improved Completeness, Speed, and Affordability

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The background screening industry in the United States “has never been hotter” and the “expansion has occurred rapidly with improvements in the completeness of the screenings, the speed in which they are performed, and their affordability,” according to an article in the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ).

SHRM Research Reveals Nearly Half of HR Professionals Experienced Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – has released research that reveals nearly half of surveyed HR professionals (48 percent) said their organization had at some point experienced workplace violence.