Holiday Season Hiring Brings Increased Fraud Risk

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Thanksgiving week signals the official start of the holiday season. Along with turkey, football, presents, and good cheer, the holiday season brings an increase in seasonal hiring. However, fraud experts interviewed for an article posted on InsuranceJournal.com warn that businesses skipping their usual due diligence background checks…

Annual Retail Theft Survey Shows More Dishonest Employees Stole from US Retailers in 2012

Employee theft rose in the U.S. in 2012 as more than 70,000 dishonest employees were apprehended and over $50 million was recovered from employee apprehensions, according to the 25th Annual Retail Theft Survey by leading loss prevention firm Jack L. Hayes International. More information about the survey is available at http://hayesinternational.com/news/annual-retail-theft-survey/.

Federal Bill Seeks To Ban Credit Report Checks for Most Employment Screening

By Les Rosen, President of ESR & Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Employers may have one less employment screening tool at their disposal if a federal bill banning credit checks during most employment background checks becomes law. Recent legislative efforts throughout the country have sought to ban credit reports from the employment screening process. Three states —…