Employment and Education Verifications Reviewed as Safe Hiring Webinar Series Continues March 15

With some job candidates falsifying or inflating employment and educational accomplishments in order to find work in a competitive job market, Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the webinar “Employment and Education Verifications How to Tell What Is Real and What Is Not” on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST. To register for the webinar, the third of four webinars in ‘A Guide to the Essentials of Safe Hiring eProgram Series’ with the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), visit: http://m360.nchra.org/event.aspx?eventID=38881&instance=0.

“Successful hiring decisions are critical in challenging economic times, and verifying past employment and education and obtaining references are essential to this process,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening background checks.

The 90 minute webinar “Employment and Education Verifications How to Tell What Is Real and What Is Not” will show how legal limitations create barriers for HR professionals when obtaining and giving past employment information, and also review legal and effective techniques for the reference checking process, how to verify education and spot phony credentials, as well as new technologies and the role of Web 2.0.

The first two sessions for ‘A Guide to the Essentials of Safe Hiring eProgram Series’ – which offers participants cost-effective and legally compliant techniques to avoid hiring job applicants who are potentially dangerous, unfit, unqualified, or dishonest –were “An Overview of Background Checks and the Use of Criminal Records” and “Using the Internet and Social Networking Sites for Employment Screening: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The remaining session for the series is:

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST: ‘Caution Advised: Complying with Federal and California Law for Pre-employment Screening and How to Avoid Pitfalls and Traps’ – To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. No screening program can be conducted without a full understanding of a number of laws, including the FCRA, discrimination and privacy law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and a host of state-specific rules. This webinar reviews the application of federal and state laws to both pre-employment screening and the investigation of current employees.

The presenter of the webinars, Lester Rosen, is the founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – http://www.esrcheck.com/ – a nationwide background screening company located in the San Francisco, California area and accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He is a frequent presenter nationally on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues as part of the “ESR Speaks” training program at: http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/ESR-Speaks/

For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ and nationwide background screening company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – at http://www.esrcheck.com/ or call ESR at 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474.

Source: http://m360.nchra.org/event.aspx?eventID=38881&instance=0.

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM – provides accurate and actionable information, empowering employers to make informed safe hiring decisions for the benefit for our clients, their employees, and the public. ESR literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by less than two percent of all screening firms. 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 Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ or call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474.

About ESR News:
The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at tahearn@esrcheck.com.