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Due Diligence in Recruiting Virtual Conference

April 22, 2013


Title: Due Diligence in Recruiting: Don’t Play Russian Roulette with Your Future

Date/Time: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:30 - 3:30 PM ET

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

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Recruiting and staffing veterans know that each placement they make has the potential to put their business or employer at great risk. Just one bad placement can mean the loss of business, lawsuits and damage to a firm’s professional reputation. Some staffing vendors also increase their business risks unnecessarily with client contracts that fail to address critical due diligence issues or advertising materials that increase their exposure in court. Improper use of social networking sites can also create unnecessary liability. Just focusing on Sourcing and Sales without proper regard to the quality of each potential hire is a formula for disaster.
For inside recruiters, an understanding of background checks is essential in order to help their organization avoid the legal and financial nightmare of a bad hire, or a lawsuit that can stem from failure to conduct background checks in a legally compliant manner. Background screening has not only become a necessary in today’s world but also a legally complicated endeavor, subject to ever increasing litigation, regulation and legislation. In other words, it’s essential that employers and recruiters conduct due diligence but it also be done in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
In this seminar, critical issues will be covered, such as which should do the background checks, when a check should be done, and who should review the background check. It will also cover legal considerations such as compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and discrimination laws, as well as contractual issues that should be addressed by third party recruiters in their contracts with employers. Additional topics include best practices for employers when it comes to coordinating their recruiting processes with background checks.
Learn how to minimize risks so you can focus on growing your business, rather then risk being put out of business.

Who Should Participate

  • Recruiters, both inside recruiters and contract recruiters
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Staffing firms and staffing vendors
  • Professionals Employer Organizations (PRO)
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
  • Organizations, employers, staffing managers and anyone involved in the hiring process

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how recruiters can avoid legal and financial risk when sourcing and hiring candidates
  • Learn about best practices when it comes to identifying candidates that are potentially dangerous, dishonest, unqualified or unfit
  • Understand your legal obligations and responsibilities when it comes to due diligence and legal compliance in recruiting and hiring

Speaker Bio:

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to background checks. He is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert who was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of  Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman. He is a frequent presenter nationwide and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences for “ESR Speaks.”

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