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

Barry Nixon, SPHR, and Kim Kerr, CPP
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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. An essential 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.
This book describes all aspects of the employment background screening process—its history and evolution, the imperative for implementing a screening process, and the creation of a comprehensive policy. The authors show how security and human resource professionals can work together to negotiate legal hurdles and make their background screening process successful. This is an indispensable resource for security managers, security consultants, human resource professionals, threat management teams, legal professionals, and risk assessment professionals

Key Features
  • Where do HR and security perspectives differ on the hiring of convicted felons?
  • 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?
Reviewed in Security Management, 1/09.

Format: Softcover


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