Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2021

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – has released its 14th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 that features emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The complete list of top background check trends for…

Employers Will Continue to Adjust Background Check Processes in Recovery from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employers in the United States will continue to adjust their background check processes with workforces in the recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has infected 100 million people worldwide and killed more than 400,000 people in America since the start of 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten…

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Lawsuits Will Continue to Serve as Compliance Signposts for Background Checks

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Lawsuits filed for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background screening in the United States will continue to serve as legal compliance signposts for employers conducting background checks on job applicants, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 compiled…

Accuracy of Criminal Records Used for Background Checks Will Become New Area of Litigation

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The accuracy of job applicant criminal records used by employers and consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) to conduct background checks will become a new area of litigation filed over alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background screening, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check…

Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) Will Continue to Strengthen Professionalism of Background Screeners

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) will continue to strengthen the professionalism of background screeners in the United States with a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements for accreditation, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 compiled by leading…

“Gig Economy” Businesses Will Continue to Try to Build Consumer Trust Through Their Background Screening Programs

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) “Gig economy” businesses that use online applications or “apps” to facilitate on-demand services for consumers that are provided by relative strangers in an extended workforce will continue to try to build trust with consumers through their background screening programs, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…

Employers with International Background Screening Programs Will Continue to Expect Greater Proficiencies and Features

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employers with International background screening programs will continue to expect greater proficiencies and features from their background screening providers such as multilingual capabilities and a candidate experience that is not U.S. centric but geographically appropriate, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 compiled by leading…

Government Agencies Will Increase Scrutiny on How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Used in Background Screening

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Government agencies in the United States such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will increase scrutiny on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in background screening, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…