Colorado Bill Would Severely Limit Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening

A proposed Colorado law would restrict the use of credit reports of job applicants by employers to certain situations, and make employers that use the information adversely indicate what information they relied upon in the credit report to make their decision.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President Lester Rosen to Speak on Risks of Using Social Networking Sites like Facebook for Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor Lester Rosen, founder and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading provider of background checks accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will speak about ‘The Risks of Using Social Networking for Employment Background Screening’ at the January monthly meeting for the …

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Court Decision Clarifies that a Bankruptcy can be Used as Part of Pre-Employment Background Check for Private Employers

A new decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has clarified the issue of whether a private employer can legally consider a job applicant’s bankruptcy under U.S bankruptcy law in making an employment decision. The Court ruled that when it comes to private employers, Congress intentionally only protected current employees …

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Continual Employment Screening Background Checks on Current Employees Carries Risks

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President In a recent blog on ‘Background Checks: Trends and Legal Issues’ on HR Toolbox by background check expert and Attorney at Law Lester Rosen, the verdict on whether or not the advantages of periodic background checks of current employees outweigh the disadvantages is: “the jury is still out.” …

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Pre-Employment Background Screening at Missouri Hospital To Include Drug Test for Nicotine

By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor A hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri will no longer hire smokers who fail a drug test for nicotine as part of a pre-employment background screening program beginning January 1, 2011, according to a story in the Southeast Missourian newspaper. The new tobacco-free hiring policy – which …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) Accreditation

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) has announced that Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has successfully proved compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and is now formally recognized as BSCC Accredited. “Employment Screening Resources is gratified that the National Association of Professional Background Screeners has announced that …

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EEOC Public Meeting Explores Use of Credit Histories of Job Applicants for Employment Background Screening

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog According to a press release from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the EEOC held a public Commission meeting on Wednesday, October 20 to hear testimony from representatives of various groups, social scientists, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the growing use of credit histories of job …

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New Research Finds Companies Using Employment Background Screening Experience 60 Percent Better Quality of Hire Compared to Companies without Screening

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog A recently published new study on employment background screening has found that organizations using automated tools for background checking, employment and education verification, and reference checking experienced 60 percent better quality of hire compared to those without employment background screening solutions in place. The new report from Aberdeen Group, …

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Author and Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen to Present Two Sessions at PIHRA Pacific West HR Conference in Pasadena CA on September 22

President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Lester Rosen to review hot button issues HR Professionals face during hiring including international background checks, discrimination, privacy, and use of social networking sites for background checks. By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the San Francisco area firm …

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Employment Screening Expert Lester Rosen to Speak on Benefits of Employee Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Speaker and Author Lester Rosen, Founder and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the firm that literally wrote the book on background checks, will be featured on a show titled “Whom Do You Trust? The Benefits of Employee Background Screening” on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9AM Pacific Time, …

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