Nebraska Man Accused of Running Background Check Scam

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer A recent news story from Nebraska suggests that the next time you want a background check company to run a background check for you, you may want to run a background check on the background check company first to see if they run real background checks. According to …

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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.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 …

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How Recruiters Can Speed up the Background Check Process

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.  …

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Staffing Vendors, Co-employment, Background Checks, and Lawsuits

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 …

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New York Raising Fees for Statewide Criminal History Record Searches Effective July 1

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 on NYCourts.gov, the OCA’s CHRS criteria “is strictly …

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County in Washington to Require E-Verify Use for Contractors

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 — …

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Employment Screening Expert Lester Rosen to Present Session on Background Checks at SHRM Annual Conference

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 …

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Letter Claims Minnesota Case Illustrates National Problem with Background Checks for Child Care Providers

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 …

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Mandatory Once-A-Month California Court Closures May End in July

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 …

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FBI Letter Responds To NY Times Editorial on Flawed Criminal Background Checks

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 …

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