Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification
2011 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition - Las Vegas, NV
June 29, 2011
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) founder and President, Attorney Lester Rosen, will present a session titled "Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification" at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition being held June 26-29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Presenter: Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
Title: Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Place: 2011 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada
Learn how to navigate through legal and practical roadblocks when it comes to both obtaining and proving past employment information, as well as tool to spot phony credentials and fake degrees.
With hiring decision becoming more critical in challenging economic times, verifying past employment and education and obtaining references have become critical. Unfortunately, falsifying or inflating employment and educational accomplishments has become a significant problem for employers. Legal limitations also create barriers for human resources professional when obtaining and giving past employment information. This workshop reviews legal and effective technique for the reference checking process and how to verify education and spot phony credentials.
- Explore why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for dealing with requests.
- Learn why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
- Learn effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant’s past employment and education accomplishments.
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com), 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 - Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace” (512 pages-Facts on Demand Press), 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.