Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check company located in California and accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will participate as both Educator and Exhibitor at the 2011 Annual Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Conference and Exposition from August 29 to 31, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. For information about the PIHRA conference, visit http://www.pihraconference.org/.
The theme of the PIHRA conference is ‘California Human Resources Professionals: Making Strides for a Better Tomorrow’ and participants will be offered education sessions providing practical and applicable information to help them be successful as California and the U.S. recover from recession. ESR’s Founder and CEO, Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, will present two educational sessions. ESR will also have an exhibit booth (#709) at the Exposition Hall at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Rosen’s two educational sessions – ‘Web 2.0 Caution! Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants’ and ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ – will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
- 1st Session: ‘1002 – Web 2.0 Caution! Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants’ (Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM). Rosen says that while employers have discovered a treasure trove of information by using social networking sites and search engines, the unrestricted use of Web 2.0 could land a human resources professional in legal hot water. This session will examine the pros and cons of employers utilizing such tools, including discrimination issues, legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy, and authenticity. This session has been approved for 1.25 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
- 2nd Session: ‘1055 – International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ (Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM). With the mobility of workers across international borders, Rosen says a background check just in the United States is no longer adequate. Employers also cannot assume that a VISA means a worker has been cleared. This session will introduce employers to international background checks, including the legal, privacy, practical, and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the U.S. This session has been approved for 1.25 Global recertification credit hours toward GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Rosen is the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to employment screening, and is a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening issues for the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program at http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/ESR-Speaks/. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman.
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will also exhibit at the 2011 PIHRA Conference and Exposition. ESR Client Relations Manager Orianna “Ory” Tucker and Senior Account Executive Joseph “Joe” Mahfet will be at the ESR Booth #709 from August 29 to 31, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Tucker is responsible for all client care matters at ESR while Mahfet has experience working with human resources, risk management, and security professionals throughout the United States. For a map of the exposition hall showing where the ESR booth is located, visit http://www.pihraconference.org/exhibit_map.cfm.
About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by ESR founder and President Lester Rosen. ESR streamlines the screening process and reduces administrative overhead though its proprietary technology solutions. ESR is one of a select few firms accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). This important recognition was achieved by successfully passing a third party audit demonstrating compliance with the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about ESR, visit http://www.ESRcheck.com.