Employment screening blog on applicant lies in top ten list in 2009 on major recruiting web site

A leading recruiting web site, RecruitingBlogs , has released its list of the ten most read blogs posted on its site for 2009.  RecruitingBlogs  is a network that is home to over 20,000 recruiters, HR Professionals and recruiting vendors.  Employment Screening Resources is pleased to note that a blog posted by its president, Lester Rosen, was …

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Defenses That Do and Do Not Work in Negligent Hiring Cases

If an employer is sued for negligent hiring on the basis that they hired someone that they either knew or in the exercise of reasonable care should have know was dangerous, unqualified, unfit or dishonest, and it was reasonably foreseeable that some of harm could occur, an employer can be sued for negligent hiring.  That …

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Employment Screening Guidelines Released by Foremost Security Association

The second edition of the ASIS International Preemployment Background Screening (PBS) Guideline has been released to the public. ASIS is the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide. According to the press release: The guideline, designated ASIS GDL PBS-2009, is an educational and practical tool that organizations can use as a resource in understanding the …

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Job Hunting and Credit Reports

For some reason, there are individuals and groups bent on scaring job applicants about credit reports by spreading miss-information that is just plain wrong.  Whether these people are just not well informed, or have their own agenda to push, the fact remains that job applicants are under enough stress without having to worry about things …

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International Background checks

Did you know?  Given the mobility of workers across international borders, an employer’s obligation of due diligence may no longer be limited to employment screening just in the United States. A 2000 government study shows that 11.5 percent of the population consists of immigrants, and an increasing number of workers have spent part of their …

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Joseph Mahfet, Jr. joins Employment Screening Resources

Industry Veteran now Southern California Representative for Nation’s Top Rated Background Firm  Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is pleased to announce that Joseph Mahfet, Jr., a name synonomous with employment screening background checks in Southern California, has joined the company as a Senior Account Executive. Mr. Mahfet’s office is based in Southern California, as an extension of …

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The Basics of Education Verifications

By Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Educational credentials can be an important part of an employer’s decision making process in hiring. Educational achievement tells an employer a great deal about an applicant’s ability, qualifications, and motivation. Many employers feel that educational qualifications are a critical factor in predicting success on the job. …

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Employment Screening Background Checks Annual Criminal Statistics

Various organizations publish their annual criminal “hit rates,” showing how many applicants subject to background screening had criminal records or other discrepancies. On one hand, these figures are extremely valuable because they confirm an already compelling case that background checks are critical for any employer that wants to exercise due diligence and protect its workforce …

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Delay in Canada Criminal Searches through CPIC

The screening industry had been advised that the Canadian Government Administration has temporarily suspended providing criminal records though  the CPIC system (short for Canadian Police Information Centre) to Consuemr Reporting Agencies for pre-employment screening reports.     The suspension related to a review of security measures.  CPIC is used by US employers for a national search of Canadian criminal …

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