Some Employers Rejecting Job Applicants Outright Because of Online Images Found in Social Networking Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer Could what job applicants post on social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter affect their chances of finding employment? A recent story on HuffingingtonPost.com – Rejected Outright for the Job Because of Their Online Image – details how a business strategist was helping a client with some key hires …

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Germany Proposes Law Restricting Employers from Using Facebook when Recruiting

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer According to a recent article in the NY Times, the German government has proposed placing restrictions on employers who wish to view the profiles of job applicants on wildly popular social networking sites such as Facebook when recruiting. The Times reports that the proposal to limit the use …

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ESR Webinar Shows How to Avoid Legal Landmines If Using Social Media Like Facebook and LinkedIn for Employment Screening

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President, Author, and Speaker Lester Rosen to Educate Employers, Recruiters, and HR Professionals on Proper Use of Social Networking Sites during Background Checks By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading employment screening firm based in the San Francisco area, will present a webinar featuring ESR’s …

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Background Check Expert Lester Rosen Presents Webinar on How Social Media Use During Employment Screening Can Trigger Privacy Lawsuits

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading international employment screening background check firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, will present a national webinar for a leading business information site on employment screening on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. …

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Background Check Expert Lester Rosen To Present at National Webinar on the Use of the Internet, Facebook and Social Networking sites to Screen Job Applicants

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources Employment Screening Resources, a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting a national webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 2010  on Screening Applicants Using Social Networking Sites: Legal or Liability? The webinar is sponsored by Lorman …

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Lawsuits for use of Social Networking Sites for background Checks

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening — Trend Five:  Lawsuits for Use of Social Networking Sites for Background Checks In past posts, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has labeled the use of the internet and social networking sites as a hot topic.  In 2010 and onwards, it appears very likely that litigation over …

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Social Media Policy Tips

Guest blog:  ESR invites partners to provide guest blogs. The following is an articles on Social Medial Policy Tips:  As Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and other such sites become more ingrained in our daily lives and habits, employers are scrambling to incorporate guidelines for responsible social media use into company policy manuals. But do …

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Court Case on Use of Social Networking Sites

As ESR has noted in numerous presentations on the use of social networking sites, such as Facebook or MySpace for employment, this is an evolving area of law that is still waiting for lawsuits to wind their ways through courts resulting in published judicial opinions.

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Background Check Expert Lester Rosen to Present at Seattle Conference on Social Networking sites

Employment Screening Resources  a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting before the prestigious Staffing Management Association (SMA) of Seattle on September 16, 2009.  SMA’s mission is to present practical and relevant information by bringing in top-notch recruiting and retention …

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The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites

The following article by ESR President Lester Rosen first appeared on www.recruitingtrends.com The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites — Let’s Slow Down and Think About This for a Minute No discussion on recruiting these days is complete without an analysis of how the Internet is used for sourcing candidates.  From social …

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