A new study just released by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has attempted to devise a model to quantify the relevance of a criminal record for employment on the basis that the importance of a past criminal record recedes over time when a person is not re-arrested. The study looks to develop a methodology to …Continue reading "New Study on Impact of Past Criminal Record on New Employment Creates More Questions Than it Answers"
A web site came to our attention that makes outright falsehoods to the public when it comes to criminal records.Â It says: A COMPLETE AND CONCISE CRIMINAL RECORD REPORTÂ Our 50 State Criminal History Search Is Generated Using Federal, State And County Databases Containing Over 1.2 Billion Criminal Records Which Are 100% Accurate, Reliable And …Continue reading "Beware of Rip-off web sites"
Security Management Magazine, the official publication of ASIS international, featured an article on background screening by ESR as a cover story in its May, 2009 edition.Â ASIS International is considered the preeminent international organization for security professionals.Â The article can be found at http://www.securitymanagement.com/article/how-avoid-hiring-mishaps-005529 The article, authored by ESR President Lester Rosen, was titled, â€œHow …Continue reading "ESR Article on Trends, Developments and Best Practices Featured in Leading International Security Magazine"
Utah is the latest state to pass tough new privacy laws with it come to Personally Identifiable Information (PII).Â Utah passed a new law effective May 12, 2009 called, â€œThe Employment Selection Procedures Act.â€Â See: Â http://le.utah.gov/~2009S1/bills/hbillenr/hb1002.htmÂ Â The new law prohibits an employer above 15 employees from collecting an applicantâ€™s social security number, date of birth …Continue reading "New UTAH Privacy Laws Impact Employers and May Show Future Trends"
Even if Diogenes had found an honest person, there is a body of modern evidence that suggests it is difficult for anyone, from ancient philosophers to modern day employers, to use an interview to determine who is really who. Employers have a distinct challenge when it comes to spotting liars; industry statistics suggest that as …Continue reading "Why Interviews Are Not an Effective Means to Tell if a Job Applicant is Lying on their Resume or Job Application"
According to an article on the webpage for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the long awaited rules for the use of E-Verify by federal contractors may be delayed again as a result of new court filings the Department of Justice (DOJ).Â See the story at: http://www.shrm.org/Publications/HRNews/Pages/EVerifyAgain.aspxÂContinue reading "Rules for Federal Contractor's Use of E-Verify May Face Delay Again"
An excellent article appeared in the Abilene Biz today about the trend for employers to hire temporary workers in these uncertain times. See: http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jun/01/biz-matters-hire-or-use-temp/ The gist of the story is that employers that are uncertain about the future, can lessen their risk by hiring temporary workers. However, employers need to realize however that just because …Continue reading "Due Diligence and Temporary Workersâ€”Background Checks are Still Critical"
Kennedy Information, the leading source on all things related to recruiting, is presenting a national Professional Development webinar on, â€œAvoiding Bad Hires: Strategies For Exercising And Rating Your Due Diligence.â€ The presentation is set for Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1 p.m. (ET).Â The presenter is ESR President Lester Rosen. According to Kennedy Information: â€œLetâ€™s …Continue reading "Webinar: Avoiding Bad Hires: Strategies For Exercising And Rating Your Due Diligence"
The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on do-it-yourselfÂ online background check sites that allowÂ peopleÂ to do their own background checks online. S ee: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124286773775841705.html In order to make sure that employers reading the article had an understanding of the impact of using these sites for employment screening purposes, ESR posted the followng brief comment …Continue reading "The Dangers of "do-it-yourself" Background Checks: Another Easy Way for Employers to Get Sued"
Questions have been sent in by employers who receive Credit Reports as to what to do with the RED FLAG ADDRESS MISMATCH alerts. This all came about from new Federal regulations that took effect late last year to curb ID Theft. The resolution for your company is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. First, have …Continue reading "Credit Report Red Flag Rules Address Discrepancies Easy as 1,2,3"