Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters, and Terrorists Out of the Workplace


This book lets you audit the effectiveness of your current hiring program, provides all the whys and how-to's for implementing the necessary employment practices that will keep your business safe.

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This book lets you audit the effectiveness of your current hiring program, provides all the whys and how-to's for implementing the necessary employment practices that will keep your business safe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889150444
  • Publisher: Facts On Demand Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/2004
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The parade of horribles 15
Ch. 2 The solution : a safe hiring program (SHP) 23
Ch. 3 Due diligence and negligent hiring 35
Ch. 4 How to implement the S.A.F.E. system 49
Ch. 5 Complying with discrimination and privacy laws 65
Ch. 6 Keeping it legal - the Fair Credit Reporting Act 75
Ch. 7 Why applications are vital 101
Ch. 8 The interview process 111
Ch. 9 Legal and effective past employment checks 127
Ch. 10 Pre-employment screening : what is it and who does it? 151
Ch. 11 The role and legal use of criminal records in safe hiring 165
Ch. 12 Where and how employers legally obtain criminal records 185
Ch. 13 Using credit reports and social security traces 203
Ch. 14 Education and credentials verifications 221
Ch. 15 Other important screening tools for employers 235
Ch. 16 Screening essential non-employees 251
Ch. 17 Employer issues with IDs, ID theft, and privacy 259
Ch. 18 Important "after the hire" issues 273
Ch. 19 The safe hiring report card - take the test 287
Ch. 20 Special issues and trends for employers 299
Ch. 21 International background checks 323
Ch. 22 Terrorist searches, terrorist databases, and the Patriot Act 345
Ch. 23 Dealing with fraud, embezzlement and integrity 363
Ch. 24 Workplace violence 375
Ch. 25 Drug testing in the U.S. 387
Ch. 26 A criminal record primer 399
Ch. 27 The pre-employment screening industry 407
Ch. 28 FAQ's on working with a background screening company 419
Ch. 29 For job applicants - consumer questions and concerns 431
Ch. 30 For job applicants - what to do about identity theft 443
App FCRA summaries 453
App Title VII EEOC notices 462
App Timelines and tools 496
App Only in California 501
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2009

    Best Book on Topic By Expert on Backgrond Checks and Employment Screening

    As an HR professional, I spend a great deal of time worried about who we are really hiring. The author, Lester Rosen, is obviously an expert on employment screening and background checks, and he has written to what amounts to an encyclopedia on the topic. This book has essentially become the bible for the employment screening, and is clearly the best book for HR professionals and recruiters to understand all aspect of how to avoid hiring problems. It covers a wide variety of area. Of special interest for me were the chapters on employment applications, interviewing and contacting past employers. However, there is also information on legal compliance, privacy, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the real story behind finding and using criminal records. In addition, I have used other chapters on drug testing, workplace violence and international background checks. There are sample policies and hard to find EEOC notices. This is the book that anyone involved in making hiring decision must have.

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