Employment Screening Resources Expert Quoted in national news magazine

Employment screening expert Lester Rosen was quoted recently in U.S, News and World Report on an article entitled:  Should Your Credit Report Cost You a Job? http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/careers/2009/07/29/should-your-credit-report-cost-you-a-job.html Mr. Rosen, who is President of Employment Screening Resources, commented upon best practices when it comes to obtaining employment credit reports.  Mr. Rosen has also been quoted on …

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Background Checking Expert Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Employment Screening

Employment Screening Resources, a leading international employment screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announces that its president, Lester Rosen, will present a national webinar on employment screening background checks on September 9, 2009.  The event is sponsored by NexTrain, a leading training provider for business leaders and a division of BizSummits.   The presentation …

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Employment Screening Resources Releases Training and Education Site for Employment Screening Background Checks

Employment Screening Resources,  (ESR) a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced the release of a new web site devoted entirely to training and education in the field of pre-employment background check.  It provides a catalog of books and courses by ESR as well as training DVD’s featuring ESR …

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The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites

The following article by ESR President Lester Rosen first appeared on www.recruitingtrends.com The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites — Let’s Slow Down and Think About This for a Minute No discussion on recruiting these days is complete without an analysis of how the Internet is used for sourcing candidates.  From social …

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Genuine “Fake” Diplomas on the Rise: Another Reason to Verify Education and Credentials

Getting a college diploma apparently no longer requires years of hard work, going to class, taking tests, paying tuition or even reading a book. Why bother going through 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 real colleges, universities …

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Hawaii Puts Limits on Use of Credit Reports

A new law in Hawaii effective July 1, 2009, regulates the use of employment credit reports by making their use an unlawful discriminatory practice except under certain circumstances.  This will impact Hawaii employment screening background checks significantly.  See the July ESR Newsletter and Legal Update for the full story. To sign up for the ESR …

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Background checks and job boards do not always mix

On the surface, it is easy to see why a job board may see the  appeal in an excluisve integration with a background firm.   The idea is that an employer can use the job board to find the candidate and at the same time, perform a background check through the partner background firm.  From a …

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Selecting an employment background screening firm

An essential element of any due diligence plan is a yearly audit of your current practices.  In the event of a worst case scenario, and an employer hires someone that is unfit, unsafe or unqualified, the best defense is that the employer exercised due diligence in its hiring practices, including the choice of a screening …

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Free Interview Generator creates standardized questions for Human Resources and hiring managers

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has released a free web based interview guide generator to help employers build printed interview forms for any position. The tool allows employers to select from generic interview questions, or to create their own questions, and then create a printed form that can be saved or modified.  The tool also gives …

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Cost Effective Employment Screening and Safe Hiring Techniques for Large Employers

American industries that hire large numbers of hourly, temporary or seasonal employees are caught in a Catch-22.  On one hand, they know that if they don’t take measures to conduct pre-employment screening and exercise due diligence in hiring, it is a statistical certainly they are sitting ducks for expensive litigation, workplace violence, false claims, theft, …

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