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Job Screening Resources (ESR) Reflect on Achievements in 2021

Written by Thomas Ahearn, editor-in-chief of the ESR News blog

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering from ClearStar, a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity℠ technology-based services – takes the time to reflect on the company’s accomplishments in 2021. Here are some of the these achievements, most recent in 2021 at the start of this difficult year.

ESR acquired by ClearStar

On December 1, 2021, ClearStar announced the acquisition of ESR as part of a strategy of continued growth to acquire and integrate best-in-class capabilities to provide high-quality, industry-leading services to customers. With ESR based on the west coast, this acquisition strengthens ClearStar’s ability to operate coast to coast.

“Orchestrating acquisitions that carefully align with our strategy, exceptionally high service standards and core values ​​is an integral part of our growth plan. ESR, like ClearStar, has demonstrated a dedication to industry innovation, service excellence and strict compliance, ”said Chad Parodi, CEO of ClearStar.

“I am absolutely delighted that ESR is joining the ClearStar family. ESR’s service excellence and ClearStar’s innovative and scalable technology platform will enable the combined company to deliver unique service offerings to customers, ”said ESR Founder and CEO Lester Rosen, a pioneer of the background screening industry.

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ESR named to HRO’s Dozen of Today’s Bakers list

In November 2021, ESR was named to the “2021 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Pre-Employment Screening Leaders” list based on nearly 1,200 survey responses based solely on feedback from buyers of services rated in a survey. announcement from the premier of human resources. (HR) HRO network Today.

“HRO Today has once again sifted through breeders to see which ones are the best,” said Elliot Clark, CEO and President of HRO Today Magazine and SharedXpertise Media, which made the announcement on YouTube. “This is by far the largest and most prestigious survey in pre-employment screening services,” added Clark.

“We are so grateful to our customers for providing feedback on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen list – their voices mean a lot to ESR and there is no greater praise. We are also proud of our dedicated employees who provide our customers with an exceptional level of service every day, ”said Leter Rosen, Founder and CEO of ESR.

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ESR completes SOC 2 type 2 audit

Independent auditors performing a Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2®) type 2 audit of ESR operations during a six-month testing period in 2021 released a report indicating that ESR management maintained effective controls on the confidentiality, security and confidentiality of its employees. background filtering system.

The annual audit ensures that the ESR meets the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to protect client and third party information. NDNB Accountants & Consultants LLP, a nationally recognized chartered accountant (CPA) firm, performed the audit and published the report.

“We are delighted that our SOC 2 Type 2 annual report shows once again that ESR has appropriate controls in place to secure and protect our systems and databases,” said Brad Landin, President and Chief Compliance Officer some R. ESR successfully passed SOC 2 audits in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

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ESR obtains Privacy Shield certification

A global provider of background checks with capabilities in over 240 countries and territories – ESR has received notification from the International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for certification of executive membership is EU-US and Switzerland-US privacy protection was effective as of September 8, 2021.

The EU-U.S. And Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks provide a mechanism for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union (EU) and Switzerland (Switzerland) to the United States (United States). ). The Privacy Shield was launched on August 1, 2016.

“ESR is proud to certify that we continue to comply with Privacy Shield standards as well as more aggressive privacy laws such as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation,” said said ESR President and CCO Brad Landin. ESR was one of the first to adopt the Privacy Shield on August 12, 2016.

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ESR publishes top ten background check trends

In January 2021, ESR released its 14th “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021, which showcased emerging and influential trends in the background check industry for the coming year. The full list is available on the ESR website at

Since 2008, ESR has selected background check trends that have had a huge impact on the future of the background check industry. For the top trends for 2021, how employers would continue to adjust their background check processes during the COVID-19 pandemic topped the list as the number one trend.

ESR Founder and CEO Lester Rosen helped select top trends in background checks. He was on the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), a non-profit business group representing the background screening industry. In 2019, Rosen received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Happy New Year from ClearStar and ESR!

ClearStar and ESR look forward to working with and for our customers, partners and the public in 2022. Best wishes to you and yours from everyone at ClearStar and ESR. As New Year’s Day (January 1, 2022) is a Saturday, the offices of ClearStar and ESR will be closed one day earlier to observe that holiday on Friday, December 31, 2021.

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