Live Webcast to Reveal Top Background Screening Trends for Institute for Human Resources Quality of Hire Virtual Conference

Lester Rosen, an Attorney and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background screening firm located in the San Francisco Bay area and accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will present a live webcast titled ‘Top Ten Trends for Background Screening in 2011 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ for The Institute for Human Resources (IHR), the certification and accreditation process arm of, the largest social network and online community of Human Resources (HR) executives. The webcast takes place at the IHR Quality of Hire Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. For more information, visit:

“Employee problems are caused by problem employees,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Terrorists, and Imposters Out of Your Workplace.’ “This webcast will help HR professionals avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting background screening and due diligence in their hiring programs.”

The webcast will review the top ten trends and best practices in background screening for 2011 and participants will learn legally complaint best practices to keep their businesses productive and out of court and steps they can take immediately to avoid a bad hire. In addition, they will understand the trends and legal developments currently affecting background screening and get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports,
  • The use of social networking sites for screening job applicants,
  • International background screening,
  • Resume fraud and diploma mills,
  • Dealing with temporary workers,
  • Privacy and off shoring of personal data, and
  • Tools to protect against workplace violence.

“Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task,” Rosen adds. “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 and background screening, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified.”

Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on background screening and safe hiring issues and his speaking appearances include numerous national and statewide conferences as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program (

Rosen was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a professional trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman.

Employment Screening Resources is formally recognized as accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for successfully proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP).

The Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire Virtual Conference for will be held from Tuesday, April 19 to Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded in 1996 in the San Francisco Bay area with a mission to help employers and employees maintain safe workplaces, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by ESR founder and President Lester Rosen. ESR is Accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and is a Designated E-Verify Employer Agent helping U.S. businesses maintain legal workforces. For more information about Employment Screening Resources, visit or email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at