ESR Background Screening Trend 9 for 2011: E-Verify and I-9 Audits Help Government Find Employers with Illegal Workers

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. 9: E-Verify and I-9 Audits Help Government Find Employers with Illegal Workers An October 2010 press release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Announces Initial 2011 Speaking Dates for ESR Speaks Program

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading provider of pre-employment background checks accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), has announced the initial dates for the company’s 2011 ‘ESR Speaks’ speaking and training program. The ‘ESR Speaks’ web page is located at: http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/ESR-Speaks/. “With ESR Speaks, Employment Screening Resources offers information …

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Background Check Expert Lester Rosen Comments on Evolving Background Check Industry in HR Magazine Article

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor According to background check expert Lester Rosen, while the background check industry is still fragmented, he notes in an article about pre-employment background checks in HR Magazine that some consolidation has occurred and that he expects consolidation in the industry to continue with two background check …

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Employment Screening Resources Top Ten Trends In Background Screening for 2011: No. 10, New Accreditation Standards Help Employers Select Background Screening Firms

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 #10: New Accreditation Standards Help Employers Select Background Screening Firms Before this year, employers were largely on their own when selecting a background screening …

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Most Up-to-Date E-Verify Legislation Online Interactive Map Announced

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor To help employers navigate the ever-changing landscape of employment verification requirements, Tracker Corp – developers of innovative Form I-9 software for compliance with employment eligibility verification laws and E-Verify – has announced in a press release the latest and most up-to-date online interactive E-Verify State Legislation …

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Background Checks Using Only Internet Search Engines Like Google Can Misinform Employers about Job Candidates

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor A story about a student in Florida who searched his name using the search engine Google and found out he was wanted for murder shows why employers should not just depend solely on Google – or any other Internet search engine – to take the place …

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Pre-Employment Background Screening at Missouri Hospital To Include Drug Test for Nicotine

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor A hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri will no longer hire smokers who fail a drug test for nicotine as part of a pre-employment background screening program beginning January 1, 2011, according to a story in the Southeast Missourian newspaper. The new tobacco-free hiring policy – which …

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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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