White Paper

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global provider of background checks, has released a white paper entitled “The Basics of Pre-employment Screening and Safe Hiring – What Every Employer and HR Professional Needs to Know” written by ESR founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Attorney Lester Rosen.

“There are a great many tools, solutions, and techniques to help employers identify, recruit, attract, hire, and retain outstanding employees. However, even after going through the whole hiring process, there is one more step to take – a firm needs to make sure there is no reason NOT to hire that person,” Rosen writes in the paper.

That is why the vast majority of U.S. employers utilize pre-employment background checks. The purpose of this white paper is to provide executives, hiring managers, and Human Resources (HR) professionals a high-level introduction to background screening and how it fits into the entire hiring picture. The white paper will examine:

  • What is pre-employment screening?
  • Why do employers perform pre-employment screening?
  • What is in a background check report?
  • How is pre-employment screening regulated?
  • What rights do job applicants have in the screening process?
  • How does an employer select a screening firm?
  • Where can I get more information about background screening?

Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” a comprehensive guide to background screening. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) in 2003, served as the first co-chair, and received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

The ESR White Paper Library contains more than 20 complimentary white papers written by experts from the ESR Leadership Team on a variety of subjects such as “Ban the Box” laws, criminal records, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). To learn more, visit www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Whitepaper-Library/.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – which was ranked the number one screening firm by HRO Today in 2020 – is a founding member of the PBSA and is accredited by the PBSA through the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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