Due Diligence Checklist Employers Can Use for Employment Screening Process

By Lester Rosen, ESR President The following Due Diligence Checklist contains questions employers can use to find out if an employment screening company is utilizing due diligence in its employment screening process. A .PDF version of this Due Diligence Checklist that employers can download and print is located at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Extras/ESRDueDiligenceCheckUp.pdf. Have there been any material changes …

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Recruiting Russian Roulette: Why Every Placement Has the Potential to Put You Out of Business

By Lester Rosen, President of ESR (Originally Published on HR.Toolbox.com) It’s a sobering thought, but every time a recruiting professional makes a placement, there is the possibility that new hire can put them out of business. Why? Because if a dangerous, unqualified, unfit, or dishonest candidate is placed in a job and harm occurs, the …

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DOT Launches Pre-Employment Screening Program for Commercial Motor Carriers and Drivers

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Citing safety as its highest priority, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) which allows commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process. According to a …

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Alleged Crime by Census Worker Casts Spotlight on Government Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer In the wake of a census worker being accused of assaulting a young disabled woman in southern Indiana, questions have arisen about security issues surrounding the government background checks of the thousands of workers for the once-in-a-decade U.S. Census. According to a report on the WRTV Indianapolis News website, …

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NFL Teams Use Background Checks to Help Draft College Football Players as New Employees

It is not uncommon for employers these days to use pre-employment background checks to help them hire new employees. Recent surveys from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed approximately 75% of employers ( three out of four) used background checks during their pre-employment screening of job applicants. But what if the employer happens to …

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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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Genuine Fake Diplomas on the Rise

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Getting a college diploma apparently no longer requires years of hard work, taking tests, paying tuition or even reading a book. Why bother going though the formalities when all a person needs is a credit card and a web browser in order to buy an authentic looking diploma that mimics …

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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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Job Hunting and Credit Reports

For some reason, there are individuals and groups bent on scaring job applicants about credit reports by spreading miss-information that is just plain wrong.  Whether these people are just not well informed, or have their own agenda to push, the fact remains that job applicants are under enough stress without having to worry about things …

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The Basics of Education Verifications

By Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Educational credentials can be an important part of an employer’s decision making process in hiring. Educational achievement tells an employer a great deal about an applicant’s ability, qualifications, and motivation. Many employers feel that educational qualifications are a critical factor in predicting success on the job. …

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