The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on do-it-yourselfÂ online background check sites that allowÂ peopleÂ to do their own background checks online. S ee: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124286773775841705.html In order to make sure that employers reading the article had an understanding of the impact of using these sites for employment screening purposes, ESR posted the followng brief comment …Continue reading "The Dangers of "do-it-yourself" Background Checks: Another Easy Way for Employers to Get Sued"
Questions have been sent in by employers who receive Credit Reports as to what to do with the RED FLAG ADDRESS MISMATCH alerts. This all came about from new Federal regulations that took effect late last year to curb ID Theft. The resolution for your company is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. First, have …Continue reading "Credit Report Red Flag Rules Address Discrepancies Easy as 1,2,3"
Employment Screening Resources,Â Â announces that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting at the HR Star Â human resources conference in San Francisco on July 15, 2009.Â The conference is held annually in San Francisco and other cities, for the benefit of Human Resources professionals.Â See: http://www.hrstarconference.com/sf/Â â€œI am delighted to be associated with the HR Star …Continue reading "ESR To Speak at HR Star San Francisco"
On this Memorial Day, 2009, the entire team at Employment Screening Resources salutes our veterans, the men and woman currently in uniform and their families for their sacrifices and service to America.Â In the words of ourÂ President, “..this is not only a time for celebration. It is also a time to reflect on what this …Continue reading "Memorial Day-A Time to Refelct"
There have been web articles recently about dating sits offering so-called â€œnational criminal databaseâ€ searches on potential matches to weed out criminals, cheats Â and predators. Unfortunately, offering background checks on dating sites may end up doing more harm then good,Â Although it may on occasion turn up some useful data, they are like fake medicalÂ …Continue reading "Beware of snake oil salesmen, fake medical cures and criminal databases on dating sites"
According to an article posted in todayâ€™s Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the business community can help reduce violence in Chicago by hiring ex-convicts, since jobs help ex-offenders stay away from the criminal activity that landed them in jail.Â http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-hiringfelons,0,4186410.storyÂ Â Speaking to a Chicago Civic Club, the Mr. Patrick said that many with …Continue reading "US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Urges Civic Group to Help Reduce Violence in Chicago by helping Ex-offenders to Re-enter Society"
ESR President Lester S. Rosen will be presnting at RECRUITING 2009 by KennedyInfo in Las Vegas on May 21, 2009.Â Mr. Rosen will be speaking on:Â Caution! Using the Internet and Social Networking Sites to Screen Applicants Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants by using social networking …Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources (ESR) to Present at Recruiting Conference by KennedyInfo"
Many job applicants in the US may not realize it, but when you fill out a job application you may be sending your personal data including date of birth and/or social security number offshore beyond U.S.Â privacy laws.Â How?Â There are some background screening firms that routinely send their data to India or other destinations …Continue reading "Do You Know Where Your Personal Information is Going? Your PII may be going Offshore When Some Employers Perform Background Checks"
ASIS, the worlds leading secrity orgqanization, reviewed the book by ESR President Lester Rosen, The Safe Hiring Audit.Â Â The bookÂ provides a blueprint to evaluate and improve a company’s hiring procedures. Companies of all sizes can identify potential problems and insure compliant hiring practices.Â This guide provides a step-by-step action plan to evaluate current hiring …Continue reading ""The Safe Hiring Audit" book Reviewed by ASIS"
Â Security Management, the publication of ASIS, the leading international security organization, featured an article on Background Checks by Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the May, 2009 edition. The article is entitled: “How to Avoid Hiring Mishaps,” and covers recent cases, trends, new developments and best practices when it comes to pre-employment …Continue reading "Security Management Magazine by ASIS features article on Employment Screening Background Checks by ESR President Lester Rosen"