By Lester Rosen, President of ESR (Originally Published on HR.Toolbox.com) It’s a sobering thought, but every time a recruiting professional makes a placement, there is the possibility that new hire can put them out of business. Why? Because if a dangerous, unqualified, unfit, or dishonest candidate is placed in a job and harm occurs, the …Continue reading "Recruiting Russian Roulette: Why Every Placement Has the Potential to Put You Out of Business"
By Lester Rosen, President of ESR (Originally published on HR.com) Part of the on boarding process for most in-house recruiters is the completion of the pre-employment background check. The challenge for in-house recruiters is that they are typically under intense time pressure to complete the hiring process quickly and to get the new person started. …Continue reading "How Recruiters Can Speed up the Background Check Process"
By Lester S. Rosen, President of ESR (First published on RecruitingTrends.com) As the recession begins to slowly turn around, employers are naturally cautious about increasing the size of the workforce until it becomes clear that hiring additional full-time workers is justified. The solution traditionally has been to hire through staffing agencies so that an employer …Continue reading "Staffing Vendors, Co-employment, Background Checks, and Lawsuits"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA), which provides a New York Statewide Criminal History Record Search (CHRS), will raise fees for each CHRS to $65.00 from $55.00 effective July 1, 2010, according to information on NYCourts.gov. As explained onÂ NYCourts.gov, the OCA’s CHRS criteria “is strictly …Continue reading "New York Raising Fees for Statewide Criminal History Record Searches Effective July 1"
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal on WSJ.com, insurance conglomerate Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. has agreed to sell its corporate-intelligence unit Kroll to global security firm Altegrity Inc. for $1.13 billion. Altegrity started in 1996 as U.S. Investigations Services (U.S.I.S.) when the government privatized the business of security clearance background investigations, …Continue reading "Kroll to Be Sold by Marsh & McLennan to Altegrity"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR NEWS Staff Writer According to a report on TDN.com, (The Daily News Online), officials in Lewis County, Washington have approved a resolution requiring all contractors hired by the county for $100,000 or above to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through the government’s E-Verify Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification system. E-Verify — …Continue reading "County in Washington to Require E-Verify Use for Contractors"
By ESR News Staff Employment Screening Expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading employment screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, will present a session on background checks at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition on June 30, 2010, in San Diego, California. The annual event — the world’s largest human resources …Continue reading "Employment Screening Expert Lester Rosen to Present Session on Background Checks at SHRM Annual Conference"
by Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer A letter to Austin (MN) Daily Herald sheds light on a national problem of lack of background checks for child care providers, so claims the author. In her letter, Linda K. Smith, Executive Director, National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, was “deeply troubled” after reading …Continue reading "Letter Claims Minnesota Case Illustrates National Problem with Background Checks for Child Care Providers"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer After almost a year of mandated closures for all superior courts statewide in California on the third Wednesday of each month, the mandatory once-a-month court closures are slated to end on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 before the start of the new 2010-2011 fiscal year on July 1. For …Continue reading "Mandatory Once-A-Month California Court Closures May End in July"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer The New York Times recently printed a letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) responding to an earlier Times editorial — Check It Again — that discussed the accuracy of data the FBI relies on when performing criminal background checks. The text of the letter, titled Reliability of F.B.I. Data, is …Continue reading "FBI Letter Responds To NY Times Editorial on Flawed Criminal Background Checks"