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Legal Experts Stress That Social Media Background Checks Create Risks

May 5, 2011
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Performing an Internet search on a job applicant is akin to interviewing them, according to a lawyer who spoke at a session on social media at the annual Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. conference in Vancouver.
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Stark Surroundings, Specialized Industry a Challenge to Texas Firm's Recruiters

January 11, 2011
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B&W Pantex recruiters had to convince candidates that there is a bright future in the rather unglamorous field of nuclear weapons storage, and that living in the dusty, remote panhandle of Texas is a destination rather than a career stopover.
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Recruiters May Not Get What They Seek When Screening Candidates

November 4, 2010
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Here's the Catch-22 about checking credit: An applicant who has been unemployed for months may have no choice but to rack up debt and fall behind in paying bills.
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E-Verify at a Glance

March 24, 2010
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Although there is growing use of E-Verify by private employers, a large percentage of those companies are using it because they are required to—either because they operate as employers in a jurisdiction where it is legally required or because they are federal contractors or subcontractors. For the vast majority of employers in the U.S., E-Verify is still optional. The chart below shows the circumstances in which E-Verify must be used, and when it’s merely an option for an employer to consider.
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Foiling Résumé Fraud

August 6, 2009
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In a tough job market, some candidates go beyond being creative and fake aspects of their résumés to increase their attractiveness to would-be employers. By recognizing a few of the most commonly used deception techniques, employers can better position themselves to identify applicants who work hard to hide a history of hardly working.
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Worker Screening Overseas Is Limited

February 27, 2009
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‘What works in the United States doesn’t work abroad. … In Europe, what’s private stays private,’ an attorney says.
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