Les Rosen's Blog (7)

Business Connection Sites: Can Recruiters or Employers Really Rely on a Person's Internet Listing Instead of an Application, Background Check or other Due Diligence Tools

We have heard the argument made that using business connections sites is more accurate then resumes and can even replace a past employment check, since a candidate is not as likely to lie on an online service where many friends and colleagues may see it.…


Added by Les Rosen on July 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recruiters and Background Checks – How to Deal Effectively with the Process

The life cycle of a background check is often in conflict with a recruiter’s time constraints to fill a position. This blog explores how recruiters can help speed up the process.

Part of the on boarding process for most in-house recruiters is the completion of the pre-employment background check.On the other hand, it is mission critical that employers exercise due diligence in their hiring. If an employer hires someone who turns out to be dangerous, unfit or…


Added by Les Rosen on February 5, 2010 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

2010 Trend on Increased focus on whether credit reports and criminal records are discriminatory

2010 Trends in Screening–Trend One:

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), is releasing it “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening ” for 2010. ESR had identified new trends that are starting to make a difference, as well as old trends that have evolved as the screening industry matures and as plaintiff’s attorneys, including class action lawyers, have started to focus on background checks. These… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on January 4, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Job Hunting and Credit Reports

For some reason, there are individuals and groups bent on scaring job applicants about credit reports by spreading miss-information that is just plain wrong. Whether these people are just not well informed, or have their own agenda to push, the fact remains that job applicants are under enough stress without having to worry about things that are simply not true.

In previous blogs, ESR debunked two commonly held myths.… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on December 21, 2009 at 4:54am — No Comments

Question for Recruiters--should a background firm contact an applicant directly if there is information that needs to be obtained or clarified?

There is an ongoing debate in the background screening industry whether a background screening firm should ever contact an applicant directly if an a issue arises where information is needed from the applicant to conclude the background report. The question is whose professional obligation it should be to obtain or clarify additional information from an applicant, the recruiter or the background firm

This issue can come up in a number of ways.

First, if a recruiter is… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 30, 2009 at 1:19am — No Comments

The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites – Let’s Slow Down and Think About This for a Minute

Eveyone wants to jump on the internet and social netwrk sites to source. Here is one article that says NOT SO FAST! Let me know what you think. http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/775/the-rush-to-source-candidates-from-internet-and-social-networking-sites-2

The Rush to Source Candidates from Internet and Social Networking Sites – Let’s Slow Down… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 21, 2009 at 2:56am — No Comments

The Six Biggest Applicant Lies

Just posted a story about the six biggest applcaint lies we see from an empyment screening point of view. Wondering how it jives with what recruiters see. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/989/the-six-biggest-job-applicant-lies

Although statistics vary widely, there is widespread agreement that a substantial number of resumes belong in the “fiction” section of the bookstore.… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 21, 2009 at 2:19am — 12 Comments


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