Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2012 Reviewed at SHRM Annual Conference on June 26

Since employers can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire a worker they should have known – through the exercise of due diligence background checks – was too dangerous or unqualified, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the session ‘The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2012 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the session, visit

“Many employee problems are caused by problem employees,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent speaker on background check issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program. “This session helps employers 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.”

Rosen’s session ‘The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2012 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ is worth 1.25 General Recertification Credits and will review the top ten background check trends and best practices for 2012 for background checks and safe hiring. These top trends include the use of social networking sites, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy and off shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.

For the past five years, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’ and nationwide background screening company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has compiled a list featuring emerging and influential trends in employment screening background checks as selected by Rosen. The listing of the Fifth Annual Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Top Ten Trends in Background Checks for 2012 is available at:

The SHRM 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition takes place from June 24 to 27, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit 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

To learn more about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) at, call 415.898.0044, or email


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, call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474 (Toll Free), or email

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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