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The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2012 - What Every Employer Needs to Know

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition - Atlanta, GA

June 26, 2012


URL: http://annual.shrm.org/sessionplanner/session/1531

Event: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2012 in Atlanta, GA

Title: B304 – The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2012 - What Every Employer Needs to Know

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Credit: 1.25 General Recertification

For More Information: http://annual.shrm.org/sessionplanner/session/1531

Workplace Application:

Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this session will help you avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in your hiring programs

You can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if you hire someone that you should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified. This session will review the top 10 trends and best practices for 2012 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring, including the use of social networking sites, the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international background screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy and off shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.

Speaker Bio:

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – http://www.ESRcheck.com – a nationwide background screening company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive book on employment screening, and ‘The Safe Hiring Audit.’

Rosen is a frequent presenter on safe hiring issues as part of ‘ESR Speaks’ – http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php – and has testified in Court cases as an expert witness. He was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade group for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman.


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