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 […]
May 15, 2017

The Value of Continuous Employee Screening

We’re all familiar with the importance of employee screening in the interview process, but industry leaders, including Attorney Lester Rosen, predict that continuous employee screening will gain popularity in the coming year. What is Continuous Screening? Continuous employee screening is the practice of conducting post-hire background checks periodically on employees as a risk-management tool, in order to uncover criminal activity that may take place during their employment. The practice is particularly relevant to the financial sector, wherein criminal convictions of embezzlement, fraud, and theft are especially worrisome. But is Continue […]
May 11, 2017

What is Gig Economy and How Will it Affect Employee Screening Practices?

How many people do you know with a “side-gig”? Between the years of 2010 and 2014, temporary work, or “gigs,” made up 30 percent of new job creation and represented an income source for a little over 2 million people in the US, according to an American Action Forum Report in 2015. As a result, employers have and will continue to have to strengthen their screening processes for this type of temporary side-employment. A Gig versus a Job The term “gig” implies short-term or part-time, and it describes temporary work […]
May 8, 2017

How Drug-Use Legislation Will Potentially Change Employee Screening Policies

Only months into the  New Year and we’ve already got a substantial list of changes to expect in the workplace. Jena McGregor of the Washington Post writes that this list includes the potential repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act and its effect on employee health insurance, changes to the Dodd-Frank act which requires some companies to publish their CEO-to-worker pay ratio, and the possible expansion of paid parental leave. A hot item on the list is also the issue of marijuana legalization and how many companies have had […]
May 4, 2017
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New Emphasis for Stronger Security Measures Placed on Screening Providers

Recently, many large corporations experienced data breaches in security resulting in millions of dollars in losses, including Yahoo! Inc. in September and Sony Pictures in April. In March, Home Depot settled a class action lawsuit for $19.5 million for a breach that took place in 2014. Where did the weak points for these breaches originate? Vulnerabilities were often traced back to inadequate security measures of third party vendors. As a result, industry experts have predicted that 2017 will see added emphasis placed on the security measures of third party vendors, […]