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10 Ways to Catch a Liar: Experts have 10 tips that can let you know if someone isn't telling you the whole truth

J.J. Newberry was a trained federal agent, skilled in the art of deception detection. So when a witness to a shooting sat in front of him and tried to tell him that when she heard gunshots she didn't look, she just ran -- he knew she was lying. How did Newberry reach this conclusion? The answer is by recognizing telltale signs that a person isn't being honest, like inconsistencies in a story, behavior that's different from a person's norm, or too much detail in an explanation. While using these signs to catch a liar takes extensive training and practice, it's no longer only for authorities like Newberry. Now, the average person can become adept at identifying dishonesty, and it's not as hard as you might think. Experts tell WebMD the top ten ways to let the truth be known.

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Data On Ex-Cons Emerges As MA Governor's Race Issue

When criminals try to re enter society, they're often haunted by criminal background information that can prevent them from getting a job, says the Boston Globe. For years, state lawmakers and social activists, many of them from minority neighborhoods, have tried to limit distribution of that information, saying they want to help people get another chance. The fight to water down the Criminal Offender Records Information law, or CORI, has emerged as an issue in the governor's race. Democrat Deval Patrick, who supports restricting the release of some information is drawing fire from Republican opponent Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey. She has launched a television ad quoting Reilly calling Patrick "soft on crime." "There is no benefit to hiding someone's criminal history," Healey told the Globe. "It should be made more widely available, not restricted, as Deval Patrick has suggested."

Click Here for more information: http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/candidates/articles/2006/09/24/scrutiny_of_criminals _heats_up_race/?page=2

E-screening Proves 'E-Resistible': But at What Cost?

Online communities, such as Facebook.com and MySpace.com are booming, with MySpace membership at 60 million and 5 million more joining every month. An innocent practice on the surface, there are legal pitfalls for corporate users nonetheless associated with using online communities for candidate screening and personnel decisions. The possibility of employers using these online community sites to screen raise several potential legal issues for companies. Online communities are just that -- communities -- where users create an 'oral' history and talk about everything from sobering personal trauma to joking about the last party they attended. Pre-'e'volution, these conversations would happen behind closed doors and would leave no paper trail. However, as friends talk, companies and universities are listening, or perhaps more appropriately, eavesdropping. By conducting online searches, employers may also be breaching privacy law as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting act. The act requires organizations to get explicit consent to conduct a background investigation of an employee or applicant. The organization is also required to provide the results of the investigation to the employee, so the employee is able to dispute or respond to uncovered infractions. Online searches involve no explicit consent, nor do they offer a candidate the opportunity to rebut the allegations.

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Background Screening of Applicants to Universities Proposed

As a result of two murders at the University of North Carolina by students that had lied on their applications a bill requiring all applicants to North Carolina Universities and Colleges to have a background check has been introduced as S.B.2002.


Keep Your Secrets Secret
Does this sound familiar? Several of your employees go to work for a competitor, and you believe they took some of your proprietary information with them. Is there anything you can do about it?” With expanded bandwidth and increased data storage capacities now available at low cost, allowing people to transmit, store and transport large amounts of data with very little effort. Anything Can Be uploaded. Another threat is the development of free or low-cost online data storage sites such as Yahoo! Briefcase, which lets users store 30 MB of files for free. Many other sites provide even more storage capacity. For instance, FlipDrive offers 5 GB of free storage for 30 days. Does this frighten anyone? In reality there are so many of these sites that it’s difficult to keep track of all of them, so it can be difficult, if not impossible, to block access to them. But you should still try.

Click Here for more information: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=437&id=9215

CSO Survey Reveals Insider Threats Are on the Rise

The recently released 2006 E-Crime Watch survey showed a decline in security events in the past 12 months, but an increase in the financial and operational losses caused by such electronic crime incidents." Just having policies in place is not good enough. Organizations need to focus on implementation and enforcement of their policies," says Dawn Cappelli, senior member of the technical staff at CERT. "Nearly all respondents report having account and password management policies, yet over half of the insiders compromised accounts, a third used back doors, and others used password crackers or sniffers." Overall, the survey shows organizations have better visibility into what is going on in their enterprises and are better prepared to respond.

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Tradeshows will generate more sales for your company than marketing using advertising, mailing, or cold calling. Ninety percent of companies questioned ranked exhibitions as the absolute most useful source of procurement information; they can analyze and assess opposing products in one location. Research provided by CEIR, Center of Exhibition Research, suggests that trade show exhibits influence purchases six times more than any other media and are recalled longer than print ads. It costs 45% less to sell your products at a trade show than through sales calls. 120 million people attend 10,000 tradeshows in the USA and spend $90 billion dollars – how many in-office sales calls would it take to achieve that? Certainly your sales force will spend more than three days getting to those numbers. You will reach six to seven times as many prospects at a tradeshow than you would acquire through any other type of marketing, except field sales which are still a distant second.

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5 Secrets of the Best-Performing Companies

What makes a great company great? Best-selling author Jason Jennings wondered what it took to be a great company. He and his research team studied more than 180,000 companies to find out. Here are the five "secrets" they uncovered.

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Three Key HR Practices To Help Boost Profit and Sales for Small Businesses

According to a new study presented in August 2006, smaller organizations create 22% higher growth in sales, 23% higher profits and 67% less turnover when three key HR practices are implemented.

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World's largest personal credit information databank operational in China

The world's largest personal credit information databank has been put into operation in China, with the number of persons covered reaching 486 million by late January, the People's Bank of China has said. Su Ning, vice-governor of the central bank, said at a national conference over the weekend that almost every Chinese citizen who is economically active is now covered by the databank. The databank provides information concerning one's basic facts, bank accounts, borrowing records and his/her accounts at the national housing saving pool, he told the conference on the administration of credit information collection in Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The vice-governor said another credit information databank targeting enterprises has also launched operation on a trial basis and would start full operation at the middle of the year.

He called for the better utilization of the databanks by enterprises and personal credit information for safeguarding financial security and providing a benchmark for monetary and macroeconomic policy makers.

Click Here for more information: http://english.chinamil.com.cn/site2/news-channels/2006-02/28/content_419832.htm

United Kingdom’s Criminal Records Bureau Changes

The use of temporary staff by employers in the public and voluntary sectors could be dramatically reduced after the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) changed its policy on background checks for temps. Organisations using temps that require CRB checks – generally those dealing with vulnerable people or children – have been able to rely on "portability requests", which re-use a disclosure obtained by a recruiter or another employer. But the CRB has now stopped processing portability requests and will not endorse the use of transferred disclosures.

China’s Online Recruitment Market Reached RMB 160.9 Million in 2006 Q2

According to Analysts International’s research, China’s online recruiting market reached RMB 160.9 Million in 2006Q2 with a growth of 8.44% over last quarter. Among which, online recruiting revenue from recruiting web sites whose services are targeted at national scope took 76.4% of the overall market size, and revenue from recruiting web sites with service targeted at provincial scope took 19.3%.

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“Got International Information?”
We have greatly enhanced our International Resource Center to be a valuable resource for anyone looking for information on doing international background verifications, vetting or verifications. It includes information on EU countries data protection and other laws, Canada, terrorist searches and much more. Also included is very practical information on time zones, locating cities, etc. Check it out and I am sure you will want to Bookmark it so you can use it over and over. To view the International Section go to www.PreemploymentDirectory.com and look under the line in the middle of the page:

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Personality Assessment in Candidate Screening - How and Why It Works.

One of the hottest topics in HR today is the value of personality testing. Is it science, or just voodoo? This newly updated HireDesk Whitepaper, Personality Assessment in Candidate Screening, is authored by one of the world's most respected researchers in workplace personality assessment, Dr. Robert Hogan, and one of the country's most experienced employment lawyers, Jeffrey Ross Esq. Learn why these experts believe personality testing can be a significant value-add in identifying the best candidates and, more importantly, avoiding the worst. You'll learn about:

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Study Finds Workplace Drug Testing May Help Reduce Employee Drug Use

University of California, Irvine (UC-Irvine) researchers, who examined alternative explanations to test the link between drug testing and lower rates of employee substance abuse, found that their results don't definitively prove that drug testing directly reduces drug use, but they are the strongest evidence to date. In a separate study, as part of Recovery Month (September), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released its National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Employers screen their workers and job applicants with the expectation that testing will deter worker drug use. It's a cause-and-effect relationship that many worksites rely on, and a belief that fuels a multibillion-dollar drug-testing industry.

The survey is available on the Web at http://oas.samhsa.gov.

 National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.
Launches Infinity Screening Solutions Practice

With ‘Continuous Employee Screening’ tools now becoming available we believe this will be an invaluable tool to assist firms to better manager their risk by knowing important information about their employees and will also help to prevent negligent retention. This tool will help firms to be able to identify whether mandatory licenses or professional certifications are current as well as derogatory issues such as DUI’s, criminal warrants, convictions, etc. that could have an impact on an employee continuing to qualify for their position or a proposed one.

Implementing a continuous screening program will require careful consideration by organizations because of a number of potential employee relations, organizational and legal issues that need to be addressed. To begin with it will be critical that firm’s have a comprehensive background screening policy in place that addresses how problem situations will be handled. In addition, the need to have pre-identified ‘sensitive jobs’ with clear qualifications and prerequisites included in job descriptions will become even more important than ever. Each company will need to develop a decision tree regarding how potential issues will impact employees. Because of these issues the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. has established Infinity Screening Solutions, a new consulting practice, specifically focused on addressing these issues and helping firms to implement continuous screening

Since overwhelming employers use outsourced background screening firms to conduct their background checks, we have decided to primarily offer this consulting service through background screening firms. This will be a value added service that you can offer to your clients when you are selling them your ‘continuous screening’ tool. We have developed a proprietary implementation process for assisting firms with continuous screening that you can offer to your clients. Contact Barry Nixon at 949-770-5264 or online at wbnixon@aol.com for more information.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - For Details on State Conferences, go to http://www.shrm.org/conferences/state/CMS_004287.asp

World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA) For Details on International events by date go to http://www.wfpma.com/dates.html

Ninth Annual HR Technology Conference, October 4-6, Chicago. Go to for special invitation and to register - http://www.hrtechnologyconference.com

Business Forums International's European Employee Vetting Conference, October 12, 2006, London, England, http://www.bfi.co.uk

Online Recruitment in China, October 12, 2006, London, http://www.onrec.com/conferences/121006c/

American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) Annual Drug Testing Symposium, Las Vegas, NV., October 13-15, http://www.aamro.com/advtraining.html

ISC East, October 24-25, 200 New York, NY, http://www.isceast.com

HR-XML Summit, Oct. 25-26, Barcelona, Spain, http://www.hr-xml.org/meetings/barcelona/

Staffing World 2006, American Staffing Association (ASA) Conference and Expo, Nov 7-10, 2006 http://www.americanstaffing.net/convention06/index.cfm

The Recruiting 2006 Conference and Expo, New York, NY, Nov. 8-9, 2006, http://www.recruiting2006.com/register.php

Securing New Ground, New York City, November 15-16, http://www.securingnewground.com


Tips for Background Checks, by Laura P. Worsinger, SecurityManagement, October 2006, page 85.

A very good discussion of the Fair Credit Report Act and how employers need to be ever diligent in ensuring thatthey are in compliance with federal and state laws governing background screening.

Criminal Background Checks For Employment Purposes, by Gregory M. Davis, Legal Reports published by the Society for Human Resource Management, July/August 2006.

A very well written overview of the legal requirements for conducting background checks.


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