July 2017 Screen News
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July 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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Accredited Background Checks, Inc. Launches Nationwide Pre-Employment and Personal Background Screening Services

Accredited Background Checks, Inc. is a nationwide firm based out of Winter Park, Florida that provides background screening services for companies seeking information for job applicants or current employees. In addition to employment background checks, Accredited Background Checks...


Indiana Bill Stopping Ban-the-Box Ordinances May Dramatically Alter Employment Screening Laws 

A recent law in Indiana, Senate Bill 312, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting localized ‘ban-the-box' legislation in order to unify ‘ban-the-box' legislation at the statewide level...


Judge Grants CFPB Petition Enforcing Demand for Information from Public Records Company

A federal judge in Texas has ordered a company located in the state that compiles public records to turn over information requested in a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as part of a nonpublic investigation...


SJV and BackChecked Expand XML Interface to Support Growing Need for Verification Services

SJV, supply chain leader to the background screening industry, announced today that its system-to-system XML integration with BackChecked, a leading technology provider since 2003, has been expanded to support Verifications Services...


Background Check Expert Says Verification of Educational Credentials is an Important Part of Hiring

A verification of educational credentials and achievements is an important part of the hiring process since it “tells an employer a great deal about an applicant’s ability, qualifications, and motivation,” according to a background check expert interviewed for an article posted on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) website...


Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Speak at SHRM 2017 Annual Conference on June 19

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana. To learn more about the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference...


Airbnb to Buy Background-Check Startup Trooly to Root Out Scams

Airbnb Inc. is purchasing background-check startup Trooly Inc. in an effort to protect its guests and hosts from bad actors. Los Altos, California-based Trooly has been helping Airbnb authenticate user identities since 2015. By analyzing data from public records, social media and other sources, Trooly’s technology could help Airbnb...


Corra Group and Strengthens Its Association with Lighthouse Consulting and Its New Channel Offering of Employment Skill Testing Programs

Corra Group and Lighthouse Consulting have announced plans to increase cooperation in their long-term association regarding employment screening and employment skills testing services. Corra Group, an El Segundo, California based background screening company, will be referring its clients to the Santa Monica, California based Lighthouse Consulting...


Product Standards Required for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Ensuring high standards for public record researchers are met through policies for data products used for background checks is required for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Criminal record information gathered by these researchers at...


deverus Adds Executive Leadership With Appointment Of John Leonard To Drive Next-Generation Background Check Product Innovation

AUSTIN, Texas,June 22, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- deverus, the leading technology platform provider for next-generation background checks, today announced the addition of John Leonard as Director of Product Development. A 20-year technology veteran, Leonard strengthens deverus' executive leadership team as the company moves to accelerate growth...

Why It's a Mistake to Rely on a 'Social-Media Background Check'

Over the last decade, social-media profiles slowly have become our online personas. Filled with everything from our beliefs to where we spent last weekend, our feeds on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram represent to the world a core component of who we are...

InfoMart's EVP of Sales, Bryn Palena, Accepted to the Forum of Executive Women

Bryn Palena, InfoMart's executive vice president of sales, has been accepted to The Forum of Executive Women. The Forum is a membership organization comprised of the most influential executive women operating in and around the greater Philadelphia area. They work towards advancing the scope and quantity of visionary...

California FEHC Regulations for Considering Criminal History in Employment Decisions take Effect July 1

The California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) – the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws – has approved the “California FEHC’s Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations” that will take effect on July 1, 2017, and restrict the use of criminal records by employers in hiring and other employment decisions...


U.S. Job Growth Picks Up the Pace, but Wages Lag Behind

Automobile sales may be slowing, e-commerce is putting the squeeze on bricks-and-mortar stores, and overall economic growth is limp. But the labor market has nevertheless managed to charge ahead.Employers added an impressive 222,000 jobs in June, the government reported on Friday...


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