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Webinar Shows How to Use Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Background Check Job Applicants

Attorney Les Rosen, Founder and CEO of nationwide accredited background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live 90 minute webinar titled ‘Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants’ on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 3:00pm ET (2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT). For more information or to sign up for the webinar – presented with business education services provider Avant Resources – visit: http://www.avantresources.com/store/events/using-social-networking-sites-and-search-engines-to-screen-applicants. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Lester Rosen Warns Employers and Recruiters about Using Internet to Background Check Job Applicants

Attorney at Law and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an audio conference titled ‘Web 2.0 Caution! The Legal Line You Walk When Using Social Media and Search Engines to Recruit and Screen Applicants’ on October 26, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. For more information or to sign up, visit the Workplace Training Center website at: http://www.workplacetrainingcenter.com/Prod-2757.aspx. Continue reading

White Paper Helps Employers and Recruiters Manage Risks of Using Internet for Employment Screening Background Checks

 Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check provider accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), has released a new white paper titled ‘Managing the Risks of Using the Internet for Employment Screening Background Checks’ to provide an informative introduction to the risks and roadblocks employers and recruiters face using Internet search engines like Google and social network sites such as Facebook for recruitment and employment screening, as well as potential solutions to avoid legal issues. The complimentary white paper from ESR is available for download at: http://www.esrcheck.com/Download/. Continue reading

Two US Senators Voice Privacy Concerns Over Background Check Firm Storing Web Footprints of Consumers for Employment Screening

Concerned that social media background checks may invade the privacy of consumers and raise legal issues, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) have sent a letter requesting information to an employment screening firm, Social Intelligence Corp., that locates, reviews, and stores data from the “Web and social media footprints” of consumers for up to seven years to give employers information about job applicants, according to a press release ‘Blumenthal, Franken Call on Social Intelligence Corp to Clarify Privacy Practices’ on Senator Blumenthal’s website.

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Background Screening Expert Les Rosen Discusses Social Media Background Checks at ASIS International 2011 on September 20

Attorney and background screening expert Les Rosen, founder and President of accredited background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will discuss social media background checks in a session titled ‘Caution Advised! The Use of Social Networking Sites, Search Engines and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants’ at the 2011 ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. The session will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM (EST) in Room W304E in Room W304E at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, in Orlando, Florida. To register for the 2011 ASIS International event, visit http://www.asis2011.org/. Continue reading

SHRM Survey Finds Employers Wary of Using Social Networking Websites and Online Search Engines to Screen Job Candidates

As part of a series of surveys from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) focusing on the use of social media in the workplace, ‘SHRM Survey Findings: The Use of Social Networking Websites and Online Search Engines in Screening Job Candidates’ centered on how organizations use social networking websites and online search engines as a tool for screening potential job candidates. Contrary to popular belief, the SHRM survey found only slightly more than one-quarter (26 percent) of organizations indicated they used online search engines such as Google and Yahoo to screen job candidates during the hiring process while even fewer organizations (18 percent) used social networking websites like Facebook and LinkedIn for that purpose. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Les Rosen Presenting Two Sessions at 2011 PIHRA Conference in Anaheim CA on August 31

Attorney Les Rosen, a background check expert and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present two educational sessions at the 2011 Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Conference and Exposition that runs from August 29 to 31, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Rosen’s two sessions – ‘Web 2.0 Caution! Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants’ and ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ – will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. For information about the conference, visit http://www.pihraconference.org/. Continue reading

Background Check Provider Employment Screening Resources Educates and Exhibits at 2011 Annual PIHRA Conference

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check company located in California and accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will participate as both Educator and Exhibitor at the 2011 Annual Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Conference and Exposition from August 29 to 31, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. For information about the PIHRA conference, visit http://www.pihraconference.org/. Continue reading

Popular Online Dating Site Settles Lawsuit by Pledging to Background Check Members for Sex Offenders

Match.com has settled a lawsuit with a woman who sued the popular online dating site after she was raped by a fellow member she was linked up with for a date by pledging to perform background checks on all current and future members in order to screen out sex offenders, the Los Angeles Times reports. The woman’s assailant – who had at least six previous sexual assault convictions before the attack on her – has pleaded no contest to sexual battery and faces a year in jail and five years’ probation. Continue reading

Part 3 of 2011 ESR Background Check Trends Review: Social Network Checks and International Screening

The third of five installments of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number six trend, using social network sites for screening, and the number five ranked background check trend of the year, international background screening. The see previous installments of the ESR Background Check Trends of 2011 Review, visit Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Number 6 ESR Background Check Trend for 2011: Using Social Network Sites Such as Facebook to Screen Job Candidates Increases Legal Risk for Employers.
  • Number 5 ESR Background Check Trend for 2011: International Background Screening More Necessary Due to Mobility of Workers in Global Economy.

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