Top Ten Trends for Background Screening in 2011 - What Every Employer Needs to Know
Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire Virtual Conference for HR.com
April 19, 2011
Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire event on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, 20th, 2011
Session title: The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2011 - What Every Employer Needs to Know
Date/Time: April 19th at 12:30 pm EST
Speaker: Lester Rosen, Attorney and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this session will help HR professionals avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in their hiring programs.
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, dishonest or unqualified.
This session will review the top ten trends and best practices for 2011 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring, including the use of social networking sites, the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international background screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy and off shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.
Learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.
- Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
- Understand the current trends, best practices and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring.
- Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites.
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. 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.