What does an employer do if the applicant lies or fakes their education, but it was not a job requirement

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources From the Employment Screening Resources mailbox:  We had an applicant for a job that did not require a degree.  However, the applicant listed a degree but it turns out he in fact never graduated and never earned the degree.   Can we consider that even though the job did …

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Background Check Expert Lester Rosen To Present at National Webinar on the Use of the Internet, Facebook and Social Networking sites to Screen Job Applicants

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources Employment Screening Resources, a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting a national webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 2010  on Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites: Legal or Liability? The webinar is sponsored by Lorman …

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Use of Workers' Compensation Records: Extreme Caution Advised

By Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Employers have become very aware of the high costs of workers’ compensation claims. The loss to American business from both fraudulent claims and re-injury causes many employers to want to know whether a job applicant has a history of filing workers’ compensation claims. At …

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Background Check Bashing -Either Too Much or Too Little Depending upon the Most Recent Headline

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources The recent headlines dealing with background checks demonstrate that to some extent, Americans are conflicted about the whole topic of background checks. On one hand, as reported in past blogs by Employment Screening Resources (ESR), discrimination and privacy advocates feel that background checks are too intrusive and unfair. The …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases New Services for Background Checks for Small and Medium Businesses

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national employment screening firm announced today the release of a web site focused on providing quick and easy access to legally comliant essential background checks to small and medium businesses.  The service is available at: http://www.esrcheck.com/smallbizdivision.php. The new service, called ESRDirect, provides small and medium business with a simplified …

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Employment Screening Resources Safe Hiring Online Course Approved for Recertification Credits by HRCI

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) online course for “safe hiring” has been approved for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for 2010. The internationally recognized certifying body for the Human Resources profession, HRCI has awarded more than 116,000 credentials in more than 70 countries in the field …

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Lesson on how a consumer should not react to an inaccurate background check

A federal District Court decision issued in August of 2009 in the Western District of Arkansas contains a valuable lesson for a consumer that believes that a background check was inaccurate. In that case, a Court held it was the consumer’s own behavior after the background check that caused the job loss, and not an …

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Employment Screening Resources to provide background checks as a member benefit for NCHRA members

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is now providing background checks to members of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), the second largest Human Resources Association in the country, as an added member benefit to NCHRA members. Employment Screening Resources is a leading national employment screening background checking firm located in Novato, CA and a long time me supporter of the NCHRA.

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Report Finds E-Verify Fails to Catch Over Half of Illegal Workers Committing Identity Theft and Fraud

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer A research company has found that E-Verify – the employment eligibility verification system that the U. S. government would like employers to use to help control illegal immigration – has failed to catch over half of the number of illegal workers it checks. According to Westat, a research company …

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Proposed Credit Report Law in Oregon Would Limit Employment Screening Background Checks

Oregon may be following Hawaii and Washington as states placing limits on the use of credit reports for employment purposes when the Oregon legislature passed a bill and sent it to the governor. The proponents of the bill believe that credit reports are not related to the ability to perform the job, and can be inaccurate and discriminatory. Opponents are concerned that embezzlement will increase and employers risk harmful hiring decisions. Read more about this ongoing issue.

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