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Trends and Developments in Background Checks and the Use of Facebook and MySpace in Hiring

San Francisco, CA

July 15 - 15, 2009


Employment Screening Resources,  a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting at the HRStar  human resources conference in San Francisco on July 15, 2009.
The conference is held annually in San Francisco and other cities, for the benefit of Human Resources professionals. See:
“I am delighted to be associated with this event, given the tremendous value it brings to the Human Resources community,” commented Rosen. “In this economy, it is more critical then ever to avoid unqualified, unsafe or dishonest employees, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to share information with Bay Area employers."
Mr. Rosen will be addressing the practical aspects of employment background checks, including the pitfalls of utilizing the internet and social network such as Facebook or MySpace to screen candidates. 
Mr. Rosen, who is also an attorney, is a nationally recognized, writer and speaker on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), pre-employment screening, and safe hiring issues. In addition, Mr. Rosen is the author of the first comprehensive book on employment screening, The Safe Hiring Manual Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace.” He also wrote, “The Safe Hiring Audit.”
Mr. Rosen's speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.  He has testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the professional trade organization for the screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.
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