Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Renews HRCI Approved Provider Status

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check provider, has achieved renewal of its “Approved Provider” status from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI®), the premier credentialing and learning organization for the human resources (HR) profession, for the period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. The…

EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release…

Lawsuit Claims Background Check Process Unfairly Harmed Black Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court that claimed the background check process of New York Life Insurance Company that allegedly denied jobs due to past arrests not resulting in convictions was discriminatory and disproportionately harmed Black job applicants, ClassAction.org reported.…