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Offshoring Personally Identifiable Information Outside of US Increases Concern Over Privacy and Identity Theft

A new California law due to take effect January 1, 2012 – Senate Bill 909 (SB 909) – appears to be one of the first in the nation that addresses the growing concerns over the controversial practice of “offshoring” personally identifiable information (PII) collected during background checks of job applicants by sending the data outside of United States and its territories and beyond the protection of U.S. privacy and identity theft laws. This is Trend Number 9 of the fifth annual Employment Screening Resources (ESR) ‘Top 10 Trends in Background Checks’ for 2012. To view the list of trends, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-10-Trends-in-Background-Checks-for-2012.php. Continue reading

Self Background Checks Proactively Conducted by Job Seekers to Help Verify Accuracy of their Public Information

If jobseekers want to get hired for a job these days, they will probably have to undergo a background check. And if they have to undergo a background check, it would be in their best interest to make sure the information found on the background check is accurate, up-to-date, and complete. As a result, some jobseekers are taking matters in their own hands by proactively conducting “self” background checks on themselves to verify the accuracy of their public information. This is Trend #10 on the list of the fifth annual Employment Screening Resources (ESR) ‘Top 10 Trends in Background Checks’ for 2012. To view the list, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-10-Trends-in-Background-Checks-for-2012.php. Continue reading

Top Background Check Trends for 2012 To Be Announced by Employment Screening Resources

The Fifth Annual ‘ESR Top Ten Trends in Employment Background Checks’ for 2012 from Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will be announced by ESR founder and CEO Lester Rosen in the coming weeks on the ESR News Blog at http://www.ESRcheck.com/wordpress/. Each new trend will then be added to ESR’s ‘Top Ten Trends in Employment Background Checks’ for 2012 page at http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-10-Trends-in-Background-Checks-for-2012.php. Continue reading

Author and Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at Recruiting Conference 2011 Summit on Screening Job Applicants with Internet

Attorney at Law and author Lester Rosen, a safe hiring expert and CEO of nationwide background check company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Web 2.0 Caution! Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants’ at The Recruiting Conference 2011 Summit being held from November 1 to 3, 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago O’Hare. For more information on this session, visit http://www.therecruitingconference.com/les-rosen#session. Continue reading

Several US States Now have Laws Regulating Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes

A number of U.S. states have either passed, or are considering passing, laws regulating credit reports used by employers for employment purposes. Most recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 22 into law that prohibits employers or prospective employers in California, with the exception of certain financial institutions, from obtaining consumer credit reports for employment purposes beginning on January 1, 2012. Here is a summary of the seven states – California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington – that currently have laws regulating credit report use by employers. Continue reading

Audio Conference Examines Legal Line Walked When Using Internet to Recruit and Screen Job Applicants

To help employers and recruiters better understand the legal risks of using the Internet for recruiting and screening job applicants, Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of nationwide accredited 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 Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Pacific Time). For more information, visit: http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/ESR-Speaks/Web-20-Caution-Using-Social-Networking-Sites-and-Search-Engines-to-Recruit-and-Screen-Applicants-98/. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Les Rosen to Review Top Background Check Trends at San Francisco HR Star Conference

To help Human Resources professionals avoid the cost in time and money of bad hires, safe hiring expert Les Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background check company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will review ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2011 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ at the 2011 San Francisco HR Star Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, California. For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.hrstarconference.com/sf/. Continue reading

Using Criminal Records and Credit Reports for Screening

What are the practical and legal considerations for employers that use criminal records and credit reports for applicant selection? This is the fifth and final installment of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number two trend, using criminal records, and the number one top ranked background check trend of the year, the use of job applicant credit reports. To view previous installments of the 2011 ESR Background Check Trends Review, visit Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

  • Number 2 ESR Background Check Trend for 2011: Questions about Criminal Records of Job Applicants Become More Difficult for Employers to Ask.
  • Number 1 ESR Background Check Trend for 2011: Controversy over Whether Employers Using Credit Reports for Employment Screening is Discriminatory Increases.

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Part 4 of 2011 ESR Background Check Trends Review: Temporary Worker Screening and Cheap Online Database Checks

The fourth of five installments of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number four trend, screening temp workers, and the number three ranked background check trend of the year, the use of fast and cheap online checks. To view previous installments of the ESR Background Check Trends of 2011 Review, visit Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

  • Number 4 ESR Background Check Trend for 2011: Background Checks of Temporary Workers Cause for Concern for Employers as Hiring Increases.
  • Number 3 ESR Background Check Trend for 2011: Employers Discover Fast and Cheap Online Background Checks Using Criminal Databases Not Always Accurate or Legal.

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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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