NYC to Audit Employers Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Job Candidates

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In November 2021, the New York City (NYC) Council passed a measure – Int. No. 1894-A – that will require employers that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of an automated employment decision tool to promote or screen job candidates to undergo a “bias audit” every …

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FTC Announces New Appointments in Agency Leadership Positions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In November 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a United States government agency that protects and educates consumers – announced the appointments of Olivier Sylvain, John Kwoka, Meredith Whittaker, Amba Kak, and Sarah Myers West to the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, according to a press …

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Facebook Shutting Down Face Recognition Due to Concerns Over Technology

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 2, 2021, Meta – the parent organization of Facebook – announced plans to shut down its Face Recognition system “as part of a company-wide move to limit the use of facial recognition in our products,” Meta Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Jerome Pesenti wrote in …

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Leaked Google Document Claims Workers Fired for Information Security Issues

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A leaked internal document claims technology company Google fired 36 employees in 2020 for incidents related to information security with some allegations involving accessing Google user or employee data, according to an article from Motherboard Tech by Vice.com that obtained the leaked internal Google document. The individual …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Joins UKG Technology Partner Network

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check provider, today announced it has joined the UKG Technology Partner Network, a collaborative ecosystem of organizations led by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) to foster innovation and elevate the employee experience. ESR’s integration of its global background screening services with UKG …

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iCIMS Ranked Top Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software Vendor in Report

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Leading talent cloud company iCIMS was ranked the top Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software vendor with 14 percent of the worldwide market share and nearly 30 percent of Fortune 100 firms in the report “Top 10 Applicant Tracking Systems Software Vendors and Market Forecast 2019-2024” from Apps …

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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 …

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HR Tech Job Search Group Launched to Help Job Seekers Find Work During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn At a time when the United States and the world is dealing with record job losses due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an expert in global Human Resources (HR) Technology and Human Capital Management (HCM) who also lost her job is launching the HR Tech Alliances Professional …

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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 …

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Artificial Intelligence Specialist Tops LinkedIn U.S. 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 10, 2019, LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network with nearly 660 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide – introduced its third annual LinkedIn United States 2020 Emerging Jobs Report that revealed Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist is the fastest-growing job in …

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