Staffing Vendors, Co-employment, Background Checks, and Lawsuits

By Lester S. Rosen, President of ESR (First published on RecruitingTrends.com) As the recession begins to slowly turn around, employers are naturally cautious about increasing the size of the workforce until it becomes clear that hiring additional full-time workers is justified. The solution traditionally has been to hire through staffing agencies so that an employer …

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Staffing firm supplies embezzler with felony fraud conviction but not liable to Employer

In a recent state court case that concerned a fact pattern familiar to background screening specialist, a local office of a national staffing firm supplied an employer with a bookkeeper that turned out to have criminal record for felony fraud and who misrepresented her educational background.  The worker embezzled $138,350.  However, since the employer did …

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Employment screening blog on applicant lies in top ten list in 2009 on major recruiting web site

A leading recruiting web site, RecruitingBlogs , has released its list of the ten most read blogs posted on its site for 2009.  RecruitingBlogs  is a network that is home to over 20,000 recruiters, HR Professionals and recruiting vendors.  Employment Screening Resources is pleased to note that a blog posted by its president, Lester Rosen, was …

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Why Background Firms should not contact an applicant directly

Some employers or recruiters want background firms to contact an applicant directly if there is a need to obtain additional information or to clarify information from an applicant.  If this has ever crossed your mind as an employer or recruiter, you might want to reconsider.  Employment Screening Resources (ESR) generally recommends against having background firms …

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Job Applicants and Online Employee Background Screening Software

A recent post on an HR blog concerned an applicant who was directed online to web-based background screening software to fill out information, finding it took 80 minutes. Not surprisingly, this applicant was not pleased with the amount of time and effort it took to fill out on online background form. Such dissatisfaction can actually …

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Background Checks and Recruiters

A leading national Recruiting Blog by noted national recruiting and training expert John Vlastelica recently featured the role that a screening firm such as ESR can play for recruiters.  The blog, Recruiting Tool Box, is a management consulting and training firm that partners with HR and recruiting leaders to build and deploy the right recruiting …

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Employment Screening Expert Lester Rosen To Present At National Recruiting Conference in Chicago

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 combined KennedyInfo/Onrec 2009 Recruiting Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois on November 3, 2009.  This national recruiting conference brings together online recruiting leaders and productivity solution providers from …

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The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites

A new article by Employment Screening Resources President Lester Rosen has appeared in the Recruiting  Trends blog, sponsored by Kennedy Information for the purpose of providing leading edge insights and strategies for the recruiting professional.  The blog offers articles by thought leaders and experts in the area of talent management and recruiting. The article is …

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Due Diligence and Temporary Workers—Background Checks are Still Critical

An excellent article appeared in the Abilene Biz today about the trend for employers to hire temporary workers in these uncertain times. See: http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jun/01/biz-matters-hire-or-use-temp/ The gist of the story is that employers that are uncertain about the future, can lessen their risk by hiring temporary workers. However, employers need to realize however that just because …

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) to Present at Recruiting Conference by KennedyInfo

ESR President Lester S. Rosen will be presnting at RECRUITING 2009 by KennedyInfo in Las Vegas on May 21, 2009.  Mr. Rosen will be speaking on:  Caution! Using the Internet and Social Networking Sites to Screen Applicants Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants by using social networking …

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