ESR 2008 Speaking and Training Dates

ESR 2008 Schedule February 7, 2008 IPMA HR audio conference–“Avoid Negligent Hiring–New Developments, Best Practices and Legal Compliance.” Details to follow February 28, 2007 Silicon Valley, CA “Using the Internet and Social Networking Sites to Find and Screen Applicants” Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Group, Biltmore hotel, Santa Clara, CA March 6, 2008 Kennedy Information …

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An Employer’s Duty of Care Increases with Risk

The following excerpt from the “Safe Hiring Manual” discusses the duty of care in more detail: The injured party must show there is some connection or relationship between itself and the employer, so the employer owes a duty of care. This can occur in numerous situations, such as a co-worker on the job, a member …

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An Employer’s Duty of Care Increases with Risk

The following excerpt from the “Safe Hiring Manual” discusses the duty of care in more detail: The injured party must show there is some connection or relationship between itself and the employer, so the employer owes a duty of care. This can occur in numerous situations, such as a co-worker on the job, a member …

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From the Courts: Los Angeles Jury Awards $12 Million Verdict Against Apartment Owners for Negligent Hirin

According to news reports on January 18, 2008, a Los Angeles jury awarded a $12 million verdict against an apartment owner that hired a maintenance man without a background check who then raped and murdered a 30-year-old tenant. The maintenance man was a convicted felon and registered sex offender who was given keys and access …

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Ten Trends in Hiring and Screening in 2008

Here are ten (10) trends in hiring and employment screening that ESR is tracking in 2008. Paperless Systems: With advances in technology, there is no longer a need for job applicants to sign a physical piece of paper or for employers to enter data on a background screening website. An “Applicant Generated Report” takes advantage …

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