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

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

This book’s author is a CFE

This book's author is a CFE.

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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

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-1-889-15059-8
Publisher Facts on Demand PRess
Published 2012
Pages 734
Format Paperback

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

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