New Magazine Launched to Help Human Resources and Employment Managers Select Top Talent and Avoid Making Bad Hires – The Employment Screening Journal

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The Employment Screening Journal is the first magazine specifically focused on providing human resource professionals in depth information on employment screening practices.

Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from HR and Security Perspectives today announced the launch of The Employment Screening Journal; a new magazine that will help hiring managers and human resource professionals gain important insights about effective tools, technology, emerging practices and legal issues to enhance their screening practices. With the talent wars heating up The Employment Screening Journal will be a valuable tool in helping firms to select the best talent and avoid making bad hires.

According to's President, W. Barry Nixon, "In today's tumultuous times Businesses have a greater need to know whom they are hiring more so than ever before with employee fraud, internal and identity theft at all time highs, the US government relentlessly focused on reducing the hiring of illegal immigrants, more than 40% of applicants misrepresenting information on their resumes, diploma mills continuing to flourish and fear of workplace violence and/or terrorism persisting. There has never been a greater need for a reliable source of information to assist businesses in selecting the right talent and avoid hiring the wrong people."

The Employment Screening Journal will fill a void that exist currently despite there being numerous magazines focused on Human Resource Management. Popular HR publications such as HR Magazine and
Workforce frequently touch upon the subject of employment screening with an article here or there, however, The Employment Screening Journal will exclusively focus on this subject and give it comprehensive coverage.     

This inaugural issue of The Employment Screening Journal features another first, a 2008-09 Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide. With Background Screening being the #1 one outsourced human resource service and with more than 70% of businesses outsourcing this activity they now have a source to go to find a professional background screening firm to meet their needs. is the premier provider of information on the background screening industry. It’s web site host the most comprehensive source of background screening firms on the Internet specifically design to make it easy for businesses to fine a screening firm. The publisher, W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, President, is a recognized expert on background screening and recently co-authored the book – "Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from HR and Security Perspectives".

The Employment Screening Journal includes the highly acclaimed Comprehensive Guide for Selecting a Background Screening Firm to assist hiring professional in using industry best practices, standards and criteria to use to select the best firm to meet their needs. It also includes the ASIS International Preemployment Guidelines which is an excellent overview of the background screening process.

The major categories covered include:

Background Screening Library
­    - Taking Screening to the Next level with Infinity Screening
­    - Jude Werra’s Liars' Index
­    - SHRM Reference Check Survey – Key Findings
­    - Employers Background Screening Practices Survey Results
­    - 2007 Background Screening Trends
­    - New Tools for Driver Monitoring

International Resource Center:
­    - European Data Protection Laws
­    - StandardsAustralia Official Handbook on Background Screening
­    - Challenges Face by India Service Providers
­    - Safe Harbor Agreement
­    - Canada Privacy Laws
­    - Mexico Data Privacy and Personal Information Protection
­    - International Training Resources

Drug Testing
­    - Worker Substance Use And Workplace Policies And Programs
­    - What Employers Can Do About Excessive Alcohol Use
­    - Sustaining Your Drug Free Workplace Program

Other information covered includes insightful articles on "How Web-Based Technology Has Revolutionized Reference Checking, National Criminal Background Checks: Myths, Realities & Resources and information on training available on various aspects of background screening".

The Employment Screening Journal fills an important gap at a time when hiring capabilities must be fined tuned to allow businesses to effectively compete for talent. The Journal with its wide array of articles and in depth coverage of screening methodologies will strengthen the competencies of individuals involved in the hiring process and provide them with a much needed tool to support their talent acquisition activities.

As the # 1 source for businesses to quickly and easily find a background screening firm is the leader in connecting businesses to background screening firms. Other Services include publishing - The Background Buzz - the leading online newsletter providing news to the professional background screening industry and Drug Testing Times, an online newsletter for the drug testing industry. is a division of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. one of the countries leading consulting and training firms focused on preventing violence in the workplace. For more information go to or contact W. Barry Nixon, at 949-770-5264 or online at Barry @

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