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The Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2012

Webinar with Avant Resources

March 28, 2012


Topic: "The Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2012"

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time).

Speaker: Attorney Les Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

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Workplace Application:

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


Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire someone that they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified.

This session will review the top ten 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. Learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.

Learning Points:

  • Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • Understand the current trends, best practices and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring
  • Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites

About Les Rosen:

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (, a nationwide background screening company located in California.  ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive book on employment screening, and has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit.”  Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening and safe hiring issues and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences for  “ESR Speaks” ( He has also qualified and testified in the California, Florida, and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman.

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