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International Background Checks Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance

TrainHR Webinar

January 16, 2014


URL: http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=700511LIVE/~sel=LIVE

Title: International Background Checks:  Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance  

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

Date/Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST 

Duration: 90 minutes

Level: All levels

Why should you attend:

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 or unqualified.

With the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the United States. A significant percentage of the population consists of immigrants. In addition, an increasing number of workers have spent part of their professional career abroad. With business going global, U.S. firms are having to staff up offices internationally as well.  The number of countries from which employers seek additional information about applicants is expansive, and includes India, China, Philippines, France, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Canada, among others.

Description of the topic:

This seminar will introduce employers to international background check, including the legal, practical and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the U.S. Among the topics covered are the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.  Also covered will be international employment and education verification, and how to protect against fake international degrees.  Special emphasis will be placed on data protection and privacy including the rules of the European Union and Canada.  Employers will learn that although international screening can be challenging, there are ways to help hire the best regardless of the country involved.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Learn why international background checks are becoming an important tool for employers
  • Understand the tools that are available and the limitations to international background check including international criminal records
  • Learn the legal and privacy aspects of checking international credentials including education and employment
  • Understand the challenges and availability of international criminal records

Who will benefit:   

  • Hiring managers
  • Human Resources Processionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Security
  • Fraud Investigators
  • In-house counsel
  • Labor attorneys

Speaker Profile:

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national 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 Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (728 pages-Facts on Demand Press/2nd Edition October 2012), the first comprehensive book on employment screening.    He has also written, “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008.

He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.  See: http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php

Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.


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