Caution! Using Search Engines, MySpace or Facebook for Hiring Decisions May Be Hazardous to Your Business

By Les Rosen Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com) Employers and recruiters have uncovered what appears to be a treasure trove of applicant information on the internet. By searching the internet and social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace, recruiters feel they are effectively able to look under the hood and try to get into an …

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ESR Releases Its Second Annual Top Ten Trends in the Screening Industry (2009 Edition)

ESR has identified the following trends for 2009 in its second annual report on trends in the screening industry and safe hiring.  The full report is online at:  http://www.esrcheck.com/2009-trends-backgroundscreening-industry.php     Increased Governmental Mandates: The federal and state governments for 2009 are likely to require more background checks, especially in sensitive industries.  In addition, right-to-work verification under …

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Stacy the Drunken Pirate – a Federal Court Case in the MySpace Age

As ESR has noted in numerous presentations on the use of social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace for employment, this is an evolving area of law that is still waiting for lawsuits to wind their ways through courts resulting in published judicial opinions. An opinion was rendered by the United States District Court …

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