The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2012
Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Webinar
May 18, 2012
Event: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
Topic: The Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2012
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012 @12:00 PM Noon
Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources
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.
- 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.
Lester S. Rosen is an Attorney at Law and founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – http://www.ESRcheck.com – a nationwide background screening company located in California and accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). he is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide on employment screening, and has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit.” He is also a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php. Mr. Rosen was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a professional trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman.