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Recruiting Trends Conference 2014 in Las Vegas NV

October 29, 2014


Event: Recruiting Trends Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, NV

Dates: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Session: Legal Pitfalls & Minefields In The New Age of Recruiting

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


No conference on recruiting or talent would be complete without a number of sessions on the use of social networking for sourcing, recruiting and employer branding. However, before jumping onto the internet, employers need to be aware of the dangers and pitfalls that abound. What might seem like a strategic use of social media is may be a fast track to litigation, governmental investigations and bad press. In this session, Attorney Lester Rosen will review some of the legal considerations in using the internet to select and screen candidates. Social media is here to stay, but if employers don't use it carefully, they may spend more time in the courtroom than they do growing their business. Topics include:

  • Avoiding allegations of discrimination based on prohibited criteria such as race, creed, color, sex, medical condition, marital status, age or other criteria
  • Tempting fate: assuming that just because information is online, all rights to privacy have been waived
  • The internet as a virtual petri dish for fraud and deceit, with candidates pushing fake credentials, education and employment histories; how to avoid the sophisticated scams
  • The latest on how state laws are restricting internet use, such as prohibitions on considering lawful off-duty conduct and on requiring applicant passwords
  • The 2012 EEOC Guidance on the use of criminal records and how it may change the way every US firm recruits and hires
  • The risks of using social media searches as a form of pre-hire background check
  • Other dangers of using the internet for recruiting - and potential solutions

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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