June 19, 2017

Homeland Security Reports on Lax Employee Screening of Airport Workers

A recently released report (February 6, 2017), issued by the House Homeland Security Committee Majority Staff, has highlighted concerns about the way workers in U.S.-based airports are screened and the consequent risk of insider threat. After examining employee screening practices at the United States’ 450 airports, the conclusion was, essentially, that “much more needs to be done” to improve airport security. The Report The report, entitled America’s Airports: The Threat from Within, found that of the 900,000 airport workers currently employed in the aviation sector, many are able to forego […]
June 12, 2017

What to Look For in New Employees

As employers and hiring managers, you are the gatekeepers for your company. You understand that bringing one bad egg onto your team can damage your company culture and morale at best, and introduce an insider threat to your company’s security and longevity at worst. For this reason, the need for thorough screening and background checks is paramount. But other than trustworthiness, what other employee character traits should hiring managers be assessing as they narrow down their choices? According to The Daily Leader, these added traits can be broken down into […]
June 1, 2017
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Poor Punctuality in the Workplace: Is It a Deal Breaker?

As you’re working through the hiring process, at what point do you ask the applicant about their punctuality? Does it even come up? Or is this a question you save for their references during the background check? Depending on your industry and the position in question, the issue of punctuality may not register high on your list of hiring priorities in comparison to other, industry-specific qualifications. But in general, punctuality and reliability is a boon to employers. Late Days: Standards and Frequency Most employers aren’t going to terminate an employee […]
May 30, 2017

How Technology is Changing the Face of Employee Screening

In the pursuit of efficiency in all aspects of the screening industry, employee screening providers are now incorporating advanced software technology in their processes in order to make the hiring experience for both employers and applicants faster, smarter, and easier. According to ESR CEO Lester Rosen, the adoption of such software will become more prevalent this year as providers seek to remain competitive. The Need for Speed Depending on the employer and the industry, a fast turnaround time for background check verifications during the hiring process is either crucial or […]
May 22, 2017

A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Your Business from Insider Threats

Conducting continuous screening of employees periodically throughout their employment may seem like a fool-proof way to protect yourself against insider threats, but Lester Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources, says otherwise. While it’s true that employee screening is a crucial component of any hiring process, protecting your interests post-hire is a much more nuanced and complex endeavor. It is especially important to tread carefully when conducting criminal background checks, because legislation protecting employees from discrimination based on their criminal histories is becoming more prevalent. What’s the Overall Strategy? Rosen asserts […]