ESR in the News! ESR quoted in SHRM Magazine

ESR has recently been quoted ESR in the February, 2007 issue of HR Magazine published by SHRM in an article entitled, “Ground Rules on Background Checks.” ESR president Lester S Rosen is quoted on the formation for the trade association for the screening industry, The National Association of Professional Background Screeners, or NAPBS. According to …

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Ambiguous References—the Fine Art of Polite Negative References

Who says there is no humor in the hiring process? Employers will enjoy reading the book, “Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations (LIAR),” by Robert Thornton and available on Amazon. The book gives a whole new meaning to the term “damned with faint praise.” It answers the age old question of how to give a truthful …

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Screening Vendors and Temporary Employees

A recent article in the SHRM 2008 Staffing Management Library underscores the need to screen even temporary hires. Although many employers have well thought out programs for their regular employees, temporary employees form staffing firms, 1099 workers or vendors pose similar risks. The article explained why screening temporary employees is critical, and offers suggestions on …

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International Employment and Education Verifications

Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission- critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire someone that they should …

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