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LexisNexis® Publishes eBook on Background Screening for HR Professionals 3/6/2012

eBook is an authoritative, "must-have" resource for organizations of all sizes and industries

ATLANTA - LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the publication of a comprehensive eBook that offers organizations of all sizes, across all industries an indispensable tool for background screening. "Simplifying Screening Solutions: How to Build the Best Background Checks and Drug Tests" delivers fresh insights about key aspects of screening, such as criminal background checks, drug testing, verifications and global screening, while also offering context around emerging screening technologies and compliance issues.

"By covering everything from screening rationale, terminology and strategies, to tips and best practices for integrating technologies and improving service levels, we wanted to inform readers while also simplifying and demystifying this important topic," said Lee Rivas, senior vice president and general manager, Screening, LexisNexis. "With this book, people can easily acquire a well-rounded, common-sense understanding of the topic, and apply that knowledge to help make their workplaces safer, more productive and more efficient."

The eBook is available for download via Amazon (for Kindles) and Barnes and Noble (for Nooks) as well as from LexisNexis for Droids, iPads, iPods or computer.

It can be downloaded at

The book contains educational chapters that explore ways to reduce physical, financial, reputational and legal risk associated with employees, while streamlining workflows and operating efficiencies.

The book also includes detailed discussions on the following topics:

  • Fast-evolving, state-based Employment Eligibility Verification (EEV) requirements;
  • "Ban the box," a public debate surrounding criminal background checks;
  • Verifications, powerful screening tools rarely researched or examined in print; and
  • Global screening guidelines that all organizations should know.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring analytics, we provide products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading publisher and information provider that serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 30,000 employees worldwide.

Our screening solutions assist employers, non-profits and multi-family housing managers with making quicker and more confident applicant selections based on industry-leading background checks and drug testing.

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Stephen Loudermilk
LexisNexis Risk Solutions