An opinion issued by the U.S. District Court in Northern District of Illinois in 2003 provides a case study on what an employer and screening firm should NOT do when it comes to employment background checks.Continue reading "Lawsuit Demonstrates What Employers and Employee Screening Firms Should Not Do"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Nine: Increased need for employer due diligence Another impact of the recession is the likelihood of applicant fraud. Fraudulent educational claims, or worthless diplomas from degree mills, are already familiar problem for employers, recruiters and HR professionals. However, resume fraud took on an added urgency …Continue reading "Increased need for employer due diligence"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources A recent survey quoted in Security Management Magazine demonstrates the risk to privacy and data protection when it comes to “off shoring.” According to a new survey, of the firms that outsourced IT jobs to other counties, about half indicted that their security has been negatively impacted. And 61 percent …Continue reading "Off shoring IT jobs lead to dramatic increases in Data Breaches per survey"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Eight: Screening will expand beyond new employees to vendors and others on premises This is another ongoing area that will heat up due to the recession. In a recovery period, employers typically turn to temporary employees before committing themselves to full-time hires. However, under the …Continue reading "Screening expands beyond new employees to vendors and others on premises"
By ESR Staff The Federal Trade Commission provides excellent resources on identity theft.Â Here is an excerpt from their educational website at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/consumers/about-identity-theft.html#Whatdothievesdowithastolenidentity How do thieves steal an identity?Â â€œIdentity theft starts with the misuse of your personally identifying information such as your name and Social Security number, credit card numbers, or other financial account …Continue reading "How do thieves steal an identity"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Seven: E-Verify and other government background check requirements will grow The government’s efforts to require employers to verify eligibly for employment gathered additional steam when the rules for the use of E-verify for federal contractors finally went into effect in 2009 after a number …Continue reading "E-Verify and other government background check requirements"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Six: With advances in database technology, and the general acceptance of the HR-xml standardization for database integrations, it appears that the use of paper and faxes is coming to an end. Not that “Going Paperless” is exactly a new development. Employment Screening Resources, for …Continue reading "Increased technology and the end of paper and faxing for employment screening"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening — Trend Five: Lawsuits for Use of Social Networking Sites for Background Checks In past posts, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has labeled the use of the internet and social networking sites as a hot topic. In 2010 and onwards, it appears very likely that litigation over …Continue reading "Lawsuits for use of Social Networking Sites for background Checks"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources In an article on background checks posted onÂ Workforce Management in January, 2010, it was suggestedÂ that “Employment and criminal checks also do little to screen out those who commit fraud.”Â The reason is that statistics from aÂ 2008 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners based on …Continue reading "Statistics and employment screening background checks"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Four: The battle over databases will continue – the latest wrinkle is the proliferation of cheap do-it-yourself websites and even iPhone apps An ongoing area of controversy in the screening industry is the use of commercially assembled national multi jurisdictional databases. These databases are complied from …Continue reading "2010 trend on criminal databases"