Automated Hiring Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Eliminate Bias Will Remain a Work in Progress in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employers using automated hiring platforms powered by artificial intelligence or (AI) in the belief that they are less biased and discriminatory than humans will discover using such technology in background screening will remain a work in progress in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check…

Gig Economy Businesses Will Take Background Checks of On Demand Workers More Seriously in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Gig economy” businesses that provide transportation, housing, repairs, delivery, and many other services on demand through software applications (“apps”) will take background checks of workers more seriously with ongoing monitoring and continuous screening in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2020 compiled…

U.S. Government Agencies Will Take Closer Look at Background Screening Industry in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn United States government agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will take a closer look at the background screening industry in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2020…

Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuits Will Make Employers Focus on Salary History Question Bans in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several businesses settled equal pay discrimination lawsuits filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for thousands of dollars in 2019 which will cause employers to focus more on salary history question bans that promote equal pay in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background…

Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) Will Grow as International Organization in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade association representing the background screening industry – will continue to become a more global organization as international background checks become more widespread in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2020 compiled by…