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CareerBuilder Valentine’s Day Study Looks at Office Romance

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, leading human capital solutions provider CareerBuilder has released a survey of workers that takes a closer look at office romance. According to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day study, 37 percent of workers have dated a co-worker and 30 percent of those office romances have led to marriage. Continue reading

CareerBuilder Releases Annual Survey on Office Romance

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the CareerBuilder annual survey on office romance has found that 38 percent – nearly two in five – of U.S. workers have dated someone working for the same company and 16 percent said they dated co-workers more than once. More information about this survey is available in the press release ‘Thirty-Eight Percent of Workers Have Dated a Co-Worker, Finds CareerBuilder Survey.’ Continue reading

CareerBuilder Study Finds Over 50 Percent of Employers Have Hired Job Applicants with Criminal Records

A study from CareerBuilder of more than 2,000 hiring managers nationwide revealed 51 percent of Human Resource managers reported that their organizations have hired a job applicant with a criminal record. More information about the study conducted by Harris Interactive©, which also looked at what job applicants with criminal records can do to better their chances of getting hired, is available on CareerBuilder.com®, the largest online career site in the U.S., at: http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-3152-Job-Search-Half-of-employers-have-hired-someone-with-a-criminal-record/. Continue reading

Background checks and your career

Two recent articles on the leading career site, The Ladders, feature background screening expert Lester Rosen on the role that employment screening may play in a job search.  The Ladders is the world’s largest community catering exclusively to the $100k+ job market. 

According to the articles by author Kevin Fogarty: 

Recruiters and investigators who conduct employment background checks advise job seekers to know what their records will say to a potential employer and be prepared to correct or explain them in an interview. 

“If they got a degree at a diploma mill, that will be revealed in a respectable background check; if they didn’t work at an employer they listed, or didn’t have the job title they said they had, that will come out,” said Les Rosen, former California deputy district attorney; president of Employment Screening Resources of Novato, Calif.; and founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. 

The problem for job seekers is that there isn’t a lot they can do to keep “secrets” under wraps while they’re job-searching or even afterward. If you have a black mark on your record, expect it to surface, Rosen said. “When a person with something minor in their background tries to hide it, they are taking a risk.” 

The article also discusses the fact that so much information is now available online: 

“Derogatory information honestly revealed and discussed by the applicant is much less harmful than if it’s discovered by a third party,” ESR’s Rosen said. “Even if the company’s not really looking, one of the most productive sources of background checks is co-workers. 

“If you’re a six-figure person, you have to start with the assumption there are a lot of people working with you or under you who are interested and are going to look you up,” he said. “They’re ready to go on the Internet and see if you’re a sex offender – because that information isn’t hard for consumers to find – or what degrees you’re claiming in your LinkedIn profile or other business connection, and whether you ever went there.”

 The full article is available at:  http://www.theladders.com/career-advice/background-check-makes-tough-interview-questions A companion article discusses what can be found in a background check, at:  http://www.theladders.com/career-advice/anatomy-background-check

For more information on Employment Screening Resources, see: www.ESRcheck.com