AI Improves Background Checks but Human Touch Still Needed Due to Discrimination Concerns in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The use of technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms will continue to improve background checks for employment purposes but the “human touch” will still be needed due to discrimination concerns in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)…

War for Talent Forces Employers to Examine Screening Process to Reduce Impediments to Hiring in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The ongoing war for talent – along with record low unemployment – will force employers to examine their entire hiring program, including the screening process, to ensure there are no impediments to finding workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment…

Social Media Screening Remains Hot Topic while CRAs Deal with EEOC and FCRA Concerns in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Social media screening of applicants will remain a hot topic while consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) performing them deal with discrimination and accuracy concerns in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as ninth on the list of “ESR Top…

Form I-9 Audits Will Continue to Rise for Employers Suspected of Hiring Illegal Workers in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Worksite Form I-9 audits will continue to rise for employers in the U.S. who are suspected of hiring ineligible workers in 2019. This trend has been chosen by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as tenth on the list of “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for…

Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees – including nine teachers and 35 classroom aides – “have been terminated, recommended for dismissal, or simply resigned amid scrutiny” after a review of background checks performed on CPS workers, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune.

Safe Hiring Expert to Speak about Background Checks in California to Santa Clara County EAC

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak at a Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event about “Background Checks in California: State Specific Rules and More” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 8:00…

Safe Hiring Expert to Present Webinar on Performing Background Checks and Using Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar entitled “Performing Background Checks and Using Criminal Records” for the Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA) on Friday, September 28, 2018, from 12:00 PM to…