The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers, Second Edition

The Safe Hiring Manual, Second Edition

By Lester S. Rosen, J.D., CFE




In order to protect your company from fraud, it is important to make sure you have a safe hiring program in place. The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers is a comprehensive blueprint for developing a safe hiring program for employers, human resources, security professionals, private investigators – anyone concerned about hiring safe and qualified workers. This book details how to exercise due diligence throughout the hiring process, significantly increasing an employer’s chance of avoiding the financial and legal nightmares of even one bad hiring decision.

Highlights include:

Effective use of applications, interviews and past employer checks as key hiring tools.

Verify degrees and credentials, and how to legally obtain and use criminal records.

Legal compliance issues, including the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as EEOC, Patriot Act, Privacy, Sarbanes-Oxley, state law compliance, and other legal concerns.

In-depth pre-employment background screening and investigative techniques.

Information on how to identify terrorists and perform international background checks.

How to audit the effectiveness of your current hiring program.

This book is an invaluable resource for any company concerned about potential losses due to fraud.



Product Details:
Copyright 2012
ISBN 978-1889150598
Paperback, 734 pages
Facts on Demand Press

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Due Diligence and Negligent Hiring

Chapter 2: Discrimination and Privacy Laws

Chapter 3: The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Chapter 4: State Laws for Background Checks

Chapter 5: The Safe Hiring Program (SHP)

Chapter 6: The S.A.F.E. System

Chapter 7: AIR - The Application Process

Chapter 8: AIR - The Interview Process

Chapter 9: AIR - The Reference Process

Chapter 10: What Is Pre-Employment Screening and Who Does It?

Chapter 11: The Background Screening Industry

Chapter 12: Selecting & Working with a Background Screening Company

Chapter 13: A Criminal Record Primer

Chapter 14: Where and How Employers Legally Obtain Accurate and Relevant Criminal Records

Chapter 15: The Role and Legal Use of Criminal Records in Safe Hiring

Chapter 16: The EEOC Guidance on the Use of Criminal Records by Employers

Chapter 17: Credit Reports and Social Security Number Traces

Chapter 18: Education and Credentials Verifications

Chapter 19: Social Media Background Checks

Chapter 20: Other Background Screening Tools for Employers

Chapter 21: International Background Checks

Chapter 22: Terrorist Database Searches and The Patriot Act

Chapter 23: Drug Testing in the U.S.

Chapter 24: Dealing with Fraud, Embezzlement, and Integrity

Chapter 25: Workplace Violence

Chapter 26: Additional Issues and Trends for Employers

Chapter 27: Screening Temps, Vendors, Consultants, Independent Contractors & Volunteers

Chapter 28: Employer Issues with IDs, ID Theft, and Privacy

Chapter 29: Form I-9, E-Verify, and "After the Hire" Issues

Chapter 30: Job Seeker Questions and Concerns about Background Checks

Chapter 31: What Job Seekers Can Do about Identity Theft

Chapter 32: Take the Safe Hiring Audit Test