August 2017 Screen News
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August 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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deverus Forms Strategic Advisory Board to Drive New Business Value for the Background Check Industry

deverus, the leading technology platform for next-generation background checks, today announced a strategic advisory board made up of technology and business experts from a range of industries. The new board will help guide the company as it develops new, innovative background check solutions that address new workforce mega-trends...


Employment Screening Resources National Account Executive Pri Murphy to Present Session at 2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference

Pri Murphy, the National Account Executive for San Francisco Bay area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session on background check trends at the 2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference taking place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. To learn more...


Five minutes with Richard Kurland, CEO of Employment Background Investigations

Richard Kurland has been an entrepreneur most of his life — and he started young. He was just 14 and an avid tennis player when he opened a racket-stringing business out of his parents’ Pikesville home, calling it String Along With Me...


ScreenThem® Background Investigations, Inc. (ScreenThem®) Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level...


Background Check Company InfoMart Acquires Global Information Source

Background-screening company InfoMart acquired Global Information Source, a worldwide background-screening firm based in Atlanta. The acquisition is in line with continued growth in the market and clientele for Marietta, Georgia-based InfoMart, according to an InfoMart press release on the deal...


Background Screening Expert Brad Landin to Speak at Marin County Employer Advisory Council Event

Brad Landin, president and chief compliance officer (CCO) at Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a global background check firm headquartered in Novato, California, will speak at a Marin County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) event entitled “Documenting the Employer Employee Relationship and Pre-employment Inquiries”...


Background-Check Technology Passing the Stress Test

Background screening is arguably the worst part of the recruiting process — both for recruiters and prospective employees. It’s time consuming, requires a lot of data entry and adds delays and anxiety to the hiring process. Companies that are trying to win over promising candidates are looking to their background screening vendors to make this process less painful...


Trak-1 Recently Awarded Lt. Governor Small Business Award of Excellence

Trak-1, a nationwide screening database, research and technology firm, received the Oklahoma Lt. Governor Small Business Award of Excellence for its growth in the small business sector and its development of jobs for Oklahomans. As a part of the 19th annual Small Business Day at the Oklahoma State...


Hirezon Partnership with Orange Tree Employment Screening, Streamlines Hiring for Higher Education

Orange Tree Employment Screening, a market leader of background screening and drug testing services, has announced an expansion of their Applicant Tracking System partnerships. Currently integrated with other industry-leading ATS providers, Orange Tree is proud to work together with Hirezon, a top provider of higher education HR software solutions...


The Evolution of Background Screening

Background verification is a very important part of recruitment, to ensure no black sheep becomes a part of the organization. However, it can be a tedious experience for both the candidate and the recruiter. Recruiters spend a lot of time verifying data, digging out sources...


Compliance News Flash

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization...


New Summer Webinar Series on Employment Laws for HR Underway

Sterling Talent Solutions, the world's largest background screening company, has announced it is hosting a three-part webinar series on Employment Laws for Human Resources. With the ever-changing horizon of the background screening industry due to constant changes to federal and state legislation, Sterling has created...


Data Facts, Inc Announces Addition of Three Licensed Private Investigators to Team

Data Facts, Inc., a national and international provider of background screening solutions, announces the addition of three Licensed Private Investigators to their Background Screening Production Team. Data Facts employees Kim Gill, Katie Sarg, and Kat Lancaster...


Validity CEO, Darren Dupriest to Discuss Social Media at 2017 Missouri SHRM State Conference

Darren Dupriest, President and CEO of Validity Screening Solutions, will present at the MO SHRM (Missouri Society for Human Resource Management) State Conference on the risks and compliance issues associated with using social media throughout the pre-employment process of recruiting and hiring...


Know Before You Hire: 2017 Employment Screening Trends

Human resource professionals conducting pre-employment background checks in 2017 will have to adapt to the growth of the ban-the-box movement and the gig workforce. They'll also need to take care when screening candidates' social media or using aggregate data to make hiring decisions. Plus, the...


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