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Background Screening and Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspectives

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Overview

Hiring highly qualified people is crucial to every company, and Background Screening and Investigations is an essential guide to succeeding in a turbulent business environment. A crucial part of any hiring process should be employment background screening, pre- and post-hire, which gives hiring personnel a glimpse into a person's past behavior patterns, propensities, and likely future behavior.

Background Screening and Investigations describes all aspects of the employment background screening processes - its history and evolution, the imperative for implementing a screening process, and the creation of a comprehensive policy. Nixon and Kerr show how security and human resources professionals can work together to negotiate legal hurdles and make their background screening process successful.

• Where do HR and security perspectives differ on hot topics like hiring convicted felons, data protection, and sexual predators?
• What does state law allow when screening job candidates?
• How should companies deal with emerging issues like international background investigations and continuous (Infinity) screening of current employees?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750682565
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Managing Risk in the Hiring Process

Chapter 2: Legal Issues in Background Screening

Chapter 3: The Role of Security in the Hiring Process

Chapter 4: Insights from Background Screening Surveys

Chapter 5: Background Checking Policy

Chapter 6: Make or Buy

Chapter 7: The New Focus on Protecting Personal Identifiable Information

Chapter 8: Infinity Screening: Neverending Background Screening

Chapter 9 – Screening Strategies for Temporaries: Casual Labor; Consultants; Contractors and Vendors

Chapter 10 - Background Screening of Vendors, Companies, Consultants, Contractors, and Temporary Agencies

Chapter 11 - The Special Case of Sexual Offenders

Chapter 12 – International Background Checks: The New Frontier in Employment Screening

Chapter 13 - Future Trends in Background Screening

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