What does an employer do if the applicant lies or fakes their education, but it was not a job requirement

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources From the Employment Screening Resources mailbox:  We had an applicant for a job that did not require a degree.  However, the applicant listed a degree but it turns out he in fact never graduated and never earned the degree.   Can we consider that even though the job did …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases New Services for Background Checks for Small and Medium Businesses

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national employment screening firm announced today the release of a web site focused on providing quick and easy access to legally comliant essential background checks to small and medium businesses.  The service is available at: http://www.esrcheck.com/smallbizdivision.php. The new service, called ESRDirect, provides small and medium business with a simplified …

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Family of Alabama University Shooting Victim Hope Tragedy Leads to More Thorough Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The fatal shootings of three University of Alabama-Huntsville professors during a faculty meeting by another professor reportedly upset about being denied tenure at the school has shined a bright light on the troublesome issue of workplace violence. The tragedy has also raised concerns about how thoroughly background checks should …

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NAPBS works to increase professionalism in the screening industry

By Jim Crockett, Employment Screening Resources A big positive development for employers, and human resources and security professionals is that the national nonprofit trade organization for the screening industry has firmly established itself as the voice of the screening industry, and is fostering higher levels of professionalism. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (www.NAPBS.com), …

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The seven most common employer concerns about background checks

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Even with all of the advantages of a screening program, many employers still have questions and concerns about implementing background checks.  These are the seven most commons concerns that employers express: Is it legal? Employers have an absolute right to conduct lawful pre-employment screening in order to hire the best-qualified …

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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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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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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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