International Background Checks Explored at SHRM 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition on June 25

To assist Human Resources professionals in performing screening on job candidates who have lived, worked, and studied overseas, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Eastern at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the session, visit http://annual.shrm.org/sessionplanner/session/1537.

“Employment is no longer restricted by international borders, and due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to employment screening, and a frequent speaker as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program. “With the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the U.S.”

Rosen’s session ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ is worth 1.25 International Recertification Credits and will introduce participants to international background checks, including the legal, practical, and cultural challenges faced when obtaining information outside of the country. Topics covered include the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.

Rosen has also written a white paper titled ‘Introduction to International Background Screening’ that provides information on international screening, what risks and challenges employers conducting such screenings should be aware of, and the many ways background screening overseas differs from background screening in the United States. The complimentary white paper is available at: http://www.esrcheck.com/Download/.  

In August 2011, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) launched the ‘ESR Global Screening’ website – http://www.esrglobalscreening.com/ – offering U.S. businesses a variety of international background check services and solutions including: International Criminal Background Checks; International Past Employment Verifications; and International Education and Credential Verifications.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 1997 and the company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). He was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade group for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman.

The SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition takes place June 24 to 27, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://annual.shrm.org/. For more information about SHRM, the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, visit http://www.shrm.org/.

To learn more about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at http://www.esrcheck.com/, call 415.898.0044, or email customerservice@esrcheck.com.

Sources:
http://annual.shrm.org/sessionplanner/session/1537
http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/ESR-Speaks/International-Background-Checks-Global-Due-Diligence-and-Legal-Compliance-114/

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 a small percentage of 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/, call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474 (Toll Free), or email customerservice@esrcheck.com.

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.