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…

Minnesota statue gives employers some protection in hiring workers with past criminal record

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources From the mailbox:  Does Minnesota have any laws that prevent an employer from obtaining or using criminal records? Answer:  A number of states have very specific state rules about obtaining and using criminal records.  Employment Screening Resources (ESR) maintains it’s own proprietary 50 state guide that is available to…

Employment Screening Resources quoted in article on MSNBC on credit reports

By Jared Callahan, Employment Screening Resources An article in MSNBC examining the use of credit reports and employment quoted Employment Screening Resources President Lester Rosen on how credit reports are used in screening.   The article concerned the current controversy over the use of credit reports and the suggestion that in a recession, that credit reports…

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…

Copy of genuine fake diploma and transcripts

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources In a previous blog, Employment Screening Resources recounted how its president’s own dog, a Border Collie named Gypsy Rose, received a college degree complete with very genuine looking transcripts in 2005  (http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/1282/genuine-fake-diplomas-on-the-rise)  As noted in the blog, “the author’s dog received a very genuine-looking diploma in business administration in…

Family of Alabama University Shooting Victim Hope Tragedy Leads to More Thorough Background Checks

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The fatal shootings of three University of Alabama-Huntsville professors during a faculty meeting by another professor reportedly upset about being denied tenure at the school has shined a bright light on the troublesome issue of workplace violence. The tragedy has also raised concerns about how thoroughly background checks should…

NAPBS works to increase professionalism in the screening industry

By Jim Crockett, Employment Screening Resources A big positive development for employers, and human resources and security professionals is that the national nonprofit trade organization for the screening industry has firmly established itself as the voice of the screening industry, and is fostering higher levels of professionalism. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (www.NAPBS.com),…

The seven most common employer concerns about background checks

By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Even with all of the advantages of a screening program, many employers still have questions and concerns about implementing background checks.  These are the seven most commons concerns that employers express: Is it legal? Employers have an absolute right to conduct lawful pre-employment screening in order to hire the best-qualified…

Background checks may be delayed due to Courts affected by holidays, budget Cuts and weather

California among the states hit hard By Jim Crockett, Employment Screening Resources Many courts throughout the US are closed or delayed due to holidays, budget cuts and weather.  In California , there are going to be three court closures in a row as flollows:   Friday Feb 12th – Lincolns Birthday Monday Feb 15 – Washington’s…