What You Must Know Before Conducting Your Next Candidate Background Check
Thompson Interactive Webinar
June 11, 2012
Webinar: Monday, June 11th, 2012, 2-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Title: What You Must Know Before Conducting Your Next Candidate Background Check
Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder 7 CEO Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
Background checks are a necessary step in avoiding negligent hiring. Even after the most diligent candidate selection process, hiring someone without conducting a thorough background check can have major legal and financial ramifications for your company.
But, as an employer, you must be aware of what you can and can’t do when conducting background checks — especially in light of the EEOC’s updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records by employers. If you aren’t, you could face litigation.
In this 90-minute webinar, Attorney Lester Rosen, one of the premiere experts in the field of employment screening, will discuss strategies and best practices in obtaining and utilizing background information to help you avoid legal landmines. Mr. Rosen also will be available to answer questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.
You Will Learn:
- What is the impact of the EEOC’s updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records?
- What steps should employers take now to ensure background checks comply with the updated guidance?
- How do federal laws affect background checks?
- What is the EEOC’s stance on using credit reports and social networking sites to screen candidates?
- What are the privacy and discrimination concerns involved in using criminal record information, credit reports and social networking sites in screening candidates? How can you mitigate those risks?
Who Should Attend:
- human resources professionals
- hiring managers
- corporate counsel
- executive management
Speaker’s Bio: Les Rosen
Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) -- http://www.ESRcheck.com -- a background check company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for successfully providing compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to employment screening, and is a frequent speaker nationwide on due diligence issues. He was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman.
Before founding Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the San Francisco Bay area in 1997, Rosen previously served in the Riverside County District Attorney's office, working on career criminal and homicide prosecutions. Later, in private practice, he specialized in criminal law and his practice has included federal crimes and death penalty cases. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in Martindale-Hubbell. He has qualified and testified in the California Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and also served as an adjunct professor of law at Hastings College of the Law. Rosen earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law, serving on the school Law Review.