Bad weather can delay background checks

By Jim Crockett, Employment Screening Resources The weather issues on the east cost can potentially delay background checks for candidates that include searches at courthouses that are snowed in.  For example, the  Philadelphia Courthouse has closed and will remain closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.  Even in jurisdictions where courts are open, court researchers may …

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Court finds that not hiring someone constitutes an adverse action for purposes of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

In a Court opinion filed December 30, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled that not getting hired is an ‘adverse action’ as defined by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the law that governs background checks.  In that case, the plaintiff that was representing himself filed legal papers …

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Genuine Fake Diplomas on the Rise

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Getting a college diploma apparently no longer requires years of hard work, taking tests, paying tuition or even reading a book. Why bother going though the formalities when all a person needs is a credit card and a web browser in order to buy an authentic looking diploma that mimics …

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Crimes Are Classified into three categories

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Under the laws of most states, crimes are generally placed into one of three categories: A Felony is a serious offense that is punishable by a sentence to a state prison. Note the use of the word punishable, as opposed to actually punished. The distinction is important because a person …

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Date of Birth Information, Age Discrimination and Background Checks

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Most authorities agree that any information tending to reveal a job applicant’s age should not be requested on an employer application form or during an oral interview. Asking for date of birth during the selection process could violate the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as well …

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SimpleHR and Employment Screening Resources Announces Partnership

 By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources SimpleHR, the leading HR Software globally for small business, and Employment Screening Resources , a leading national employment screening background checking firm announced they have partnered for the purpose of providing additional industry leading human resources solutions. SimpleHR is a comprehensive human resources software solution for small to mid-sized …

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Bank Security site interviews background check expert Lester Rosen

By Jim Crockett, Employment Screening Resources BankInfoSecurity.com, a leading information portal about Banking Regulations, has released an interview with employment screening background check expert Lester Rosen on the top ten trends in due diligence and background checks for 2010. The article is located at: http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=2121 Senior Management level Bankers, IT Professionals, and Banking Personnel use …

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Employment Screening Resources Releases Third Annual Trends for Pre-Employment Background Screening in 2010

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Employment Screening Resources (ESR) a leading national employment screening firm based in the San Francisco area, has released its third annual Top Ten Tends in Screening and Hiring for 2010. ESR has identified new trends that are starting to make a difference, as well as old trends that have …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases New Resource Center for “All Things Background Checks”

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national employment screening firm announced today the release of a Resource Center on its web site, containing “All Things Background Checks.”  The new feature is intended to provide one  centralized location for ESR clients to keep current on the critical task of hiring a …

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International screening will be more prevalent

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening – Trend Ten:  International screening will be more prevalent  Given the mobility of workers backcross international borders, international background checks have presented challenges for employers. There are 192 countries in the world (using the United Nations membership list). That means that there is a great deal to …

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