Hot off the Press: 32,000 Consumers Sent Notice that Their Data was Breached from a Data Firm

According to a story off the newswires, a division of a large company has issued data breach notices to 32,000 people on Friday, to tell them that, “sensitive, personally identifiable information about you may have been viewed by a few individuals who should not have access to such information.” Some of the information obtained by …

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Time for the Yearly Check-Up: Due Diligence 22 Question Check-Up

In the ESR April, 2009 Newsletter, ESR suggested that employers should consider a yearly due diligence check on the firms that provide due diligence.   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 …

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Background Checks in California: Special Rules

When it comes to many aspects of human resources, including background checks, the rules in the independent Republic of California are completely different then the other 49 states.  Background checks in California can present many traps for the unwary that simply assume that national forms and procedures will work in California.  This becomes a problem …

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ESR to Present on Utilizing Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and Twitter for applicant screening

ESR President Les Rosen will be presenting a webinar on May 1, 2009 on behalf of Intern Bridge called, “The Use of Search Engines and Social Networking Sites to Screen Candidates: Landmines and Pitfalls.” Job applicants have long used the internet to research employers. But now, employers are using the internet to research job applicants …

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You are in Trouble When: Your Screening Firm Uses a Home Based Operator Network

This is the first of a ten part series designed to alert employers of potential danger and hidden liabilities in their background checking processes. Each month ESR will examine a different area that can potentially put unsuspecting employers in hot water. Some employers have assumed that all background firms are the same, so you may …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases New Training DVD for Background Checks

ESR has released a press release today announcing the release of a professionally produced 36 minute video re-enactment of portions of a negligent hiring trial. As the press release states,” The DVD of a negligent hiring trial, filmed in an actual courtroom, demonstrates opening statements, cross-examination of an HR professional, testimony from an expert witness, …

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ESR to Attend NAPBS Meeting In St. Louis

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will be attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) in St. Louis in April, 2009.  ESR is proud to be a Founding Member of NAPBS.  ESR President Lester Rosen was the chairperson of the Steering committee that founded NAPBS and served as its first co-chair.  …

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Volunteers and Background Checks

A news article mentioned that a hospital volunteer was publically stating that he  would no longer be volunteering because he was offended by the healthcare organization  requiring a background check on volunteers.    ESR believes that volunteering is about giving to others. When a medical organization request a background check, it is just a sign …

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Ohio Case on Negligent Hiring Demonstrates that a Higher Risk Requires Greater Due Diligence

  According to the April 7, 2009 The Chronicle-Telegram, published in Elyria, Ohio, a negligent hiring lawsuit was filed on behalf of a sleep clinic patient that was sexually molested by a staff member.  The article is at:  http://www.chroniclet.com/2009/04/07/roundup-april-7-2009/ According to the article, the technician is currently facing gross sexual imposition and sexual imposition charges for …

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ESR Warns Employers about the Dangers of Screening Firms that use a Home Based Operator Network

Employers should very carefully consider the dangers of using a screening firm that utilizes  a network of at home operators for domestic verifications.   Such a practice puts the employer at risk.  Do you want your job applicant’s personal and private information spread out in living rooms, kitchen tables and dorms across America, not to mention the …

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