Employment Screening Resources (ESR) To Announce Fourth Annual Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening for 2011

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – http://www.ESRcheck.com – a nationwide provider of background checks that is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will announce its Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 on the ESR …

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Background Checks Help Avoid Fraudulent Academic Claims

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor An interesting story about an alleged fraudulent academic claim serves to remind all employers, including academic institutions, how a simple background check can help uncover education fraud. According to a news release from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), after discovering that an instructor …

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Background Checks Possible Alternative to Invasive Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Screening at Airports

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor   A blog on Politico.com titled ‘Alternative to TSA pat-downs: More background checks’ proposes that if Americans don’t like the invasive techniques used by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to improve air travel security – such as full-body scans that can penetrate clothing and “enhanced” pat-downs …

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Background Checks of Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers at Youth Groups Help Protect Children

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor A recent news story on Star-Telegram.com, the website of the Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram newspaper, shows the importance of background checks for people who work closely with youths and other “at-risk” groups.  While coaches and officials with youth sports groups are entrusted to watch over children and serve as …

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New CA Law Regulates Offshoring Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of Consumers Used in Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor A recently signed California law appears to be the first in the United States to regulate the “offshoring” of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of U.S. consumers used during background checks – such as names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers (SSNs), and financial data – overseas and outside …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Provides Six Critical Steps for Job Applicants with Criminal Pasts Re-Entering Job Market

By Lester Rosen, ESR President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Just how much information an employer should be able to learn about the criminal past of a job applicant has become an increasingly controversial subject in the current economic downturn, when finding work is tough enough even for a job seeker with a spotless …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) Accreditation

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) has announced that Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has successfully proved compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and is now formally recognized as BSCC Accredited. “Employment Screening Resources is gratified that the National Association of Professional Background Screeners has announced that …

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Challenges of Drug Testing Employees for Prescription Drugs Revealed in NY Times Article

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor The story of a woman who lost her job after working more than two decades at an automotive plant because of a failed drug test in which she tested positive for a legally prescribed drug is revealed in a recent  New York Times article, ‘Drug Testing Poses Quandary for Employers.’ The woman’s …

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Emergency Department Violence Surveillance Study Finds Over Half of Emergency Nurses Surveyed Experienced Incidents of Workplace Violence

According to a press release from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), a recently released study  revealed that more than half of the nurses surveyed by ENA – a mean of 54.8 percent – reported experiencing either physical or verbal abuse at work in the past seven days, which means that every week in the U.S., between …

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Federal Court Rules Unnecessary Repetition of Single Criminal Incident can be Misleading and be the Basis of an Allegation for Punitive Damages Against Background Screening Firm

A case decided by a federal district court demonstrates the need for background screening firms to exercise reasonable procedures for maximum possible accuracy in order to avoid lawsuits for punitive damages.  In that case, the plaintiff alleged among other things that his background report unnecessarily repeated information about a single criminal incident multiple times, so …

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