The Dangers of “do-it-yourself” Background Checks: Another Easy Way for Employers to Get Sued

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on do-it-yourself  online background check sites that allow people to do their own background checks online. S ee: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124286773775841705.html In order to make sure that employers reading the article had an understanding of the impact of using these sites for employment screening purposes, ESR posted the followng brief comment…

ESR To Speak at HR Star San Francisco

Employment Screening Resources,  announces that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting at the HR Star  human resources conference in San Francisco on July 15, 2009.  The conference is held annually in San Francisco and other cities, for the benefit of Human Resources professionals.  See: http://www.hrstarconference.com/sf/  “I am delighted to be associated with the HR Star…

Memorial Day-A Time to Refelct

On this Memorial Day, 2009, the entire team at Employment Screening Resources salutes our veterans, the men and woman currently in uniform and their families for their sacrifices and service to America.  In the words of our President, “..this is not only a time for celebration. It is also a time to reflect on what this…

Beware of snake oil salesmen, fake medical cures and criminal databases on dating sites

There have been web articles recently about dating sits offering so-called “national criminal database” searches on potential matches to weed out criminals, cheats  and predators. Unfortunately, offering background checks on dating sites may end up doing more harm then good,  Although it may on occasion turn up some useful data, they are like fake medical …

US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Urges Civic Group to Help Reduce Violence in Chicago by helping Ex-offenders to Re-enter Society

According to an article posted in today’s Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the business community can help reduce violence in Chicago by hiring ex-convicts, since jobs help ex-offenders stay away from the criminal activity that landed them in jail.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-hiringfelons,0,4186410.story   Speaking to a Chicago Civic Club, the Mr. Patrick said that many with…

Do You Know Where Your Personal Information is Going? Your PII may be going Offshore When Some Employers Perform Background Checks

Many job applicants in the US may not realize it, but when you fill out a job application you may be sending your personal data including date of birth and/or social security number offshore beyond U.S.  privacy laws.  How?  There are some background screening firms that routinely send their data to India or other destinations…

“The Safe Hiring Audit” book Reviewed by ASIS

ASIS, the worlds leading secrity orgqanization, reviewed the book by ESR President Lester Rosen, The Safe Hiring Audit.   The book  provides a blueprint to evaluate and improve a company’s hiring procedures. Companies of all sizes can identify potential problems and insure compliant hiring practices.  This guide provides a step-by-step action plan to evaluate current hiring…

Security Management Magazine by ASIS features article on Employment Screening Background Checks by ESR President Lester Rosen

 Security Management, the publication of ASIS, the leading international security organization, featured an article on Background Checks by Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the May, 2009 edition. The article is entitled: “How to Avoid Hiring Mishaps,” and covers recent cases, trends, new developments and best practices when it comes to pre-employment…