To help Human Resources professionals avoid the cost in time and money of bad hires, safe hiring expert Les Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background check company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will review ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2011 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ at the 2011 San Francisco HR Star Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, California. For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.hrstarconference.com/sf/.
“Employee problems are caused by problem employees,” says Rosen, an Attorney at Law and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening. “This session will help Human Resources 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.”
In the educational session, Rosen will review the Top Ten Trends in Background Checks for 2011, including:
- The use of social networking sites for screening job applicants,
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports,
- International background screening,
- Resume fraud,
- Screening temporary workers,
- Privacy issues and the ‘offshoring’ of personal data, and
- Tools to protect against workplace violence.
Participants in the session will learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court and the steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire. They will also discover why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
“Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment, or trumped-up injury claims,” says Rosen, a frequent speaker on safe hiring issues who founded ESR in 1997 to ensure safe workplaces for both employers and employees. “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.”
Rosen’s speaking appearances have included numerous national conferences as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program. For information about future ‘ESR Speaks’ events, visit: http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php.
The 2011 San Francisco HR Star Conference will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, CA. To register for the event, visit: http://www.hrstarconference.com/sf/.
About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded in 1997 in the San Francisco area with a mission to help employers and employees maintain safe workplaces, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and provides industry leading technology, legal compliance, service, turnaround, and accuracy. ESR also wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by founder and President Lester Rosen. For more information about ESR, visit http://www.ESRcheck.com.