September 2017 Screen News
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September 2017 DIGEST

In this edition of Screen News, we cover the top background screening news stories from last month. Remember, if your company has news, send it to so we can share it!

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Background screening laws tighten for child-care industry

Any company hiring employees who will be in close contact with children must pay careful attention to rules regarding background checks. In some states, organizations are required by law to scrutinize hires interacting with children and other vulnerable populations...


Seventh Circuit Finds No Standing When Background Check Disclosures Contain Extraneous Information

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has become the second federal court of appeals to weigh in on an important legal issue for employers in defending against expensive, increasingly common Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action lawsuits...


deverus Announces Partnership with iCIMS

deverus, Inc., the nation's leader in cutting-edge background checking software, has announced a new partnership with iCIMS, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based talent acquisition solutions. With experience integrating with the most-used applicant tracking systems in the industry, the new addition of deverus to the iCIMS partner ecosystem will enable deverus clients to connect automatically...


Overcoming Tech Challenges for Better Engagement

HR leaders are faced with the constant conundrum of attracting, engaging and retaining the best of talent. People are, after all the key differentiator of business success in today’s business environment. And to complement top talent, the top technologies must be availed. But choosing the right technological tools and techniques is not an easy task...


Indiana tightens background screening laws for educators

As another academic year approaches, schools across Indiana are facing increasingly rigorous background check requirements for new hires. Earlier this year, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act 1079 requiring all school workers to complete an expanded criminal background screening every five years...


Savannah seeking tips on alcohol regulations

Savannah officials are seeking feedback from business owners as they consider making changes to the recently updated alcohol ordinance. The city’s focus is on addressing concerns regarding serving permits and training provisions, Sunday sales, enforcement and people under the age of 21 in alcohol-serving establishments when the kitchen closes...


Don’t Ban The Box. Ban Criminal Background Checks, Instead.

There is a myth that’s been perpetuated in our perpetual prison state that the purpose of incarceration is rehabilitation. The term “debt to society” has become ingrained in our vernacular as a shibboleth for sentencing; inherent is the notion that this debt can, in fact, be repaid. But the fact is, if society is the creditor, our terms are so onerous that they make payday loans seem innocuous...


The 'Trump slump': gun sales decline as fears of tighter controls fade

After years of buying up military-style rifles out of fear that the government would ban them, firearms industry insiders say, some Americans may finally think they have enough guns. Since the election of Donald Trump, who called himself the “true friend” of gun rights activists, stock prices of gun manufacturers have fallen, and American retailers have reported slowing sales of guns and firearms accessories...


Multiple taxicab associations show support for proposed bills regulating ride-sharing companies

Dozens of taxicab associations and drivers across Wisconsin joined several lawmakers Thursday to support and discuss two proposed bills regulating ride-sharing companies. Currently, ride-share drivers are not required to follow the same rules as a taxi cab drivers, which has led to a 70 percent decline in taxi ridership in Milwaukee...


Jobs: How huge costs, time can be saved to map talent, optimise search process

Enormous cost and time can be saved by deploying smart AI tools to optimise the search process and talent mapping, particularly for crucial jobs. As a society, we have begun to accept the phenomenon of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of our every day life...


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