Woman Sues Popular Online Dating Website over Alleged Sexual Assault and Asks for Background Screening of Members

A woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on the popular online dating website Match.com has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court asking that the website start background screening members for sexual offenders since her alleged assailant had a history of sex crimes, according to a story in the …

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Voice Stress Test for Employment Screening: Science Fiction or Scientific Breakthrough

A recent story from Canada in The Vancouver Sun – ‘Controversial device popular with public, private employers’ – reveals that while tests using a “truth verification” device called a Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) to screen job applicants in British Columbia are becoming increasingly popular with employers, the accuracy rate is being questioned as some …

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Online Dating Background Checks Fast and Easy But Not Always Accurate

Is the seemingly nice guy Prince Charming or just a charming sex offender? Just in time for Saint Valentine’s Day, new technology such as online dating background checks can supposedly help users find out the answer to the question above in mere seconds and with little effort or cost. However, while these new online dating background check …

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ESR Background Screening Trend 6 for 2011: Using Social Network Sites Such as Facebook to Screen Job Candidates Increases Legal Risk for Employers

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 Trend No. 6: Using Social Network Sites Such as Facebook to Screen Job Candidates Increases Legal Risk for Employers A background screening trend that recently emerged …

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Using Online Referencing Tools and Background Checks to Optimize Employee Selection – Part 2

Read Part 1 Part 2 By Lester Rosen, ESR President At the end of Part 1 of this blog, the question arose from some hiring managers as to whether automated reference services like Checkster could replace the type of employment verifications performed by background firms. The short answer is no. Although services from Checkster and similar …

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Using Online Referencing Tools and Background Checks to Optimize Employee Selection – Part 1

Part 1 By Lester Rosen, ESR President Identifying applicants that are the right fit and have the right knowledge, skill, and abilities to do the job is a perennial challenge for employers. In pre-industrial society, the problem was generally solved by either hiring someone that the employer knew, basing the hiring decision upon a personal …

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ESR Releases Free Online Structured Interview Generator Tool Available to Employers, Recruiters and Human Resources

By Lester Rosen, ESR President (Originally posted on HR.Tolbox.com) A new free online tool allows employers to easily create custom interview guides with an interview generator form. One of the problems that face employers of all sizes is preparing for interviews. Most recruiters, human resources professionals and hiring managers are now familiar with the notion …

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Employment Screening Resources and Taleo Business Edition Join Forces for Integrated Background Screening

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national employment screening firm, announced completion of its integration with Taleo Business Editionâ„¢. This new integration provides a simplified, paperless technology solution to perform legally compliant employment background checks. Taleo Business Edition(c)  is the leading on-demand talent management solution for companies with up …

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SimpleHR and Employment Screening Resources Announces Partnership

 By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources SimpleHR, the leading HR Software globally for small business, and Employment Screening Resources , a leading national employment screening background checking firm announced they have partnered for the purpose of providing additional industry leading human resources solutions. SimpleHR is a comprehensive human resources software solution for small to mid-sized …

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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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