Global Business Talent Conference in Seattle WA
March 27, 2014
Event: Global Business Talent Conference in Seattle, WA
Title: International Background Checks: Exercising Due Diligence in Hiring Around the World
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 / 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific
Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
International Background Checks: Exercising Due Diligence in Hiring Around the World
Employment is no longer restricted by international borders, and due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks.
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 unqualified workers, 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.
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.
- 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
About Your Presenter:
Lester S. Rosen is an Attorney at Law and Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), an accredited, national background screening company under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program, a professional trade organization for the screening industry. He is the author of "The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers" and "The Safe Hiring Audit." He is a consultant, writer, and frequent presenter on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He also has qualified as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.