Background Checks of Deliverymen Examined after Brutal Murder of Woman in Home during Delivery

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background checks of deliverymen are being examined more closely following the brutal murder of an elderly woman in Boca Raton, Florida, in her own home during the delivery of her new washer and dryer, an attack that has “called into question the trustworthiness of deliverymen and workers …

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Report Reveals Iowa Department of Public Safety Issued 5,817 Licenses without Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 22, 2019, Iowa Auditor of State Rob Sand released a report on a special investigation of the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the period July 1, 2016, through August 15, 2018, that revealed 5,817 licenses were issued during that time without nationwide background checks. …

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Criminal Record of Quadruple Homicide Suspect Did Not Appear on Tenant Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia is investigating why the past criminal record of a quadruple homicide suspect accused of stabbing his girlfriend and their three children to death did not appear on a tenant background check conducted on him, according to a report from WTVM-TV News …

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Virginia to Repair Holes in State Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) – a criminal justice agency established in the legislative branch of the state government – released recommendations for the fingerprinting of defendants after 750,000 conviction records were found to be missing from the Virginia state criminal records …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Background Checks

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 live webinar entitled “Background Checks: Best Practices, Trends, and Legal Compliance” for Aurora Training Advantage on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider – has released its 12th annual “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2019 that feature emerging and influential trends in the background screening industry for the coming year. The complete list of top background check …

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Data Breach Concerns Lead to Increased Focus on Information Security with Screening Firms in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Background check firms in the United States (U.S.) will have to show their data breach protection and information security capabilities as well as compliance with privacy laws on domestic and international fronts in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® …

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FCRA Lawsuits Not Only Legal Compliance Concern for Employers Performing Background Checks in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Class action lawsuits involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will not be the only compliance concern for employers performing background checks in an increasingly complex legal environment in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) as second …

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Low Unemployment Makes Employers More Willing to Hire Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With record low unemployment, employers should be more willing to hire ex-offenders with the necessary skills to make sure they are not eliminating job applicants with past criminal records who are qualified to work in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) …

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Ban the Box Pervasive Enough for Studies to Show Whether Fair Chance Laws are Effective in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Ban the Box” laws that remove questions about the criminal history of applicants from job applications to help ex-offenders find work will be pervasive enough for studies to show whether fair chance rules are effective in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider …

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