Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will speak on the topic of ‘Using Social Networking Sites, Search Engines, and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants: Caution Advised!’ on Monday, September 10, 2012, from 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM EST at the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information about Rosen’s session at ASIS International 2012, visit: http://www.asis2012.org/.
“Employers and security professionals have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants through search engines and social networking sites such as Facebook,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to employment screening. “Before delving into this information bonanza, however, interviewers must consider the risks and the veracity of the information. From a legal point of view, many pros and cons of using such tools have been documented.”
Through case studies and reviews of actual Web sites, Rosen – who has spoken at the ASIS International annual meeting numerous times over the years – will show session participants how social media web sites work, what they contain, and what potential legal landmines could surface if they are used to screen job applicants, including charges of discrimination and invasion of privacy. Participants of ‘Using Social Networking Sites, Search Engines, and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants: Caution Advised!’ will:
- Learn why security professionals use search engines and social network sites to screen candidates what is available online.
- Understand the risks in using these sites, including discrimination claims, rules concerning off-duty conduct, privacy and accuracy.
- Uncover best practices for the use of the internet by security professionals for recruiting and hiring.
Rosen is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert and his speaking appearances have included national and international conferences for ‘ESR Speaks’ at http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman. He founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California-area and ESR is accredited by the NAPBS.
The ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits takes place from September 10 to September 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information about ASIS International, the world’s largest organization for security professionals and the publisher of the industry’s No. 1 magazine – Security Management – visit: http://www.asisonline.org/.
For information about pre-employment background checks as part of a Safe Hiring Program, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at http://www.esrcheck.com/, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email email@example.com.
About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/, call 888.999.4474, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.