Background Check Industry Has Changed Much in Years from 2000 to 2010

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor With the end of the year 2010 now upon us, the time seems right to look back at how much the background check industry has changed since the year 2000. In slightly over a decade, background checks have gone from a luxury to a necessity, from a primarily  government …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President Lester Rosen to Speak on Risks of Using Social Networking Sites like Facebook for Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor Lester Rosen, founder and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading provider of background checks accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will speak about ‘The Risks of Using Social Networking for Employment Background Screening’ at the January monthly meeting for the …

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Background Checks of Temporary Workers Cause for Concern for Employers as Hiring Increases

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Many employers do not realize they potentially face the same exposure from vendors, independent contractors, and temporary employees from staffing firms as they do from their own full-time employees when it comes to negligent hiring lawsuits. Risk management controls of employers often …

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Court Decision Clarifies that a Bankruptcy can be Used as Part of Pre-Employment Background Check for Private Employers

A new decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has clarified the issue of whether a private employer can legally consider a job applicant’s bankruptcy under U.S bankruptcy law in making an employment decision. The Court ruled that when it comes to private employers, Congress intentionally only protected current employees …

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Routine Background Check Uncovers Fake Doctor in Michigan

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor An article titled ‘Fake Michigan doctor had hospitals fooled’ by the Detroit Free Press shows why employers should run background checks that include education and credential verifications on medical professionals to ensure they are licensed after a 15-year charade in which a man passed himself …

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International Background Screening More Necessary Due to Mobility of Workers in Global Economy

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor In 2011, due to the mobility of workers across international borders in a global economy making it no longer adequate to conduct background screening checks just in the United States, a major trend will be the necessity of international background screening …

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Identity Theft Reported by 11.7 Million Victims According to 2008 Government Survey

 By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor According to a press release from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), an estimated 11.7 million people were victims of identity theft during the two years prior to being surveyed in 2008, and the financial losses due to the identity theft totaled more than $17 billion. …

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ESR Background Screening Trend 6 for 2011: Using Social Network Sites Such as Facebook to Screen Job Candidates Increases Legal Risk for Employers

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 Trend No. 6: Using Social Network Sites Such as Facebook to Screen Job Candidates Increases Legal Risk for Employers A background screening trend that recently emerged …

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Background Check Information Allegedly Stolen at Fingerprint Center for Identity Theft

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor According to a report by KXXV-TV ABC News Channel 25 in central Texas, four women in the Waco, TX area were arrested on accusations they stole background check information from fingerprint applications. The women were indicted by a federal grand jury …

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ESR Background Screening Trend 7 for 2011: More Workplace Violence Prevention Education Helps Protect Employers and Employees

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 Trend No. 7:  More Workplace Violence Prevention Education Helps Protect Employers and Employees A background screening trend that gained much attention in 2010 that will continue to …

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