Background Investigator Symposium to Feature Presentation on Employment Screening and Safe Hiring on October 23

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present ‘Looking Under the Hood: Pre-Employment Screening & Safe Hiring Issues’ for the Background Investigator Symposium at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2012. For more information, visit:

Attendees of the one hour and 45 minute presentation by Rosen on Day 1 of the two day Background Investigator Symposium will be provided information essential to effective employment screening and safe hiring issues related to Gaming background investigations as well as guidelines for the selection of private background screening firms to assist in background investigations. Topics discussed by Rosen – a frequent speaker at national conferences on background screening issues – will include the following:

  • Screening vs. Investigation.
  • Screening Tools: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.
  • Auditing and Selecting a Background Screening Firm.
  • The Accreditation Process.
  • International Background Checks.
  • Legal Aspects of Background Checks.

Rosen will also participate in a Vendor Forum on Day 2 of the Symposium, October 24, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. to discuss the resources available to assist Gaming Commissions in conducting background investigations.  This comprehensive Symposium on Background Investigations in the Gaming Industry is designed to provide information on a variety of topics, issues, and areas of concern that background investigators are confronted with on a daily basis. For more information, read the Background Investigator Symposium brochure.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) to promote safe workplaces for employers, employees, and the public, and ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded NAPBS and served as the first co-chairman. Rosen also recently completed a second edition of his guide to background checks, ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ that is available at:

For more information about using background checks as part of a Safe Hiring Program (SHP), visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at, call ESR Toll Free at 888.999.4474, or email For information about future speaking dates by Attorney Lester Rosen, visit the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program schedule at:


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, call 888.999.4474, 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 To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit