Webinar Shows HR Professionals How to Optimize Screening Tools to Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud

Since Human Resources professionals must ensure job applicants are really who they say they are before hiring them, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a 90 minute webinar titled ‘Optimizing HR Screening Tools to Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud’ on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT. For more information about this interactive webinar with Thompson Media worth 1.5 HRCI Credits on completion, visit http://www.thompsoninteractive.com/site/offer.jsp?promo=001700EM&priority=00295709611.

“Studies also show that if job applicants are dishonest in the way they get a job, they are likely to be dishonest once they are on the job,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to background checks. “Because of the internet, the newest threats revolve around job applicants committing fraud by presenting false credentials or a false identity. At a very low cost, an unscrupulous applicant can fabricate a job history or present impressive but worthless educational credentials.”

In this webinar, Rosen will explore risks presented by identity theft and the latest tools, tips, and techniques that can be used to combat fraud. Attendees will learn:

  • How dishonest applicants can create a completely fabricated employment history complete with a fictitious  employer and references that appear absolutely legitimate.
  • How to detect and guard against fake educational credentials.
  • How dishonest applicants try to commit identity theft and create false identities.
  • How to guard against the fraudulent use of social media, and other fake claims.
  • Tools available to employers before hiring such as a Social Security Trace (SSN), the Consent Based Social Security Verification (CBSV), or Income Tax return verification (ITRV).
  • The role of post hire tools such as Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form, E-Verify, or the Social Security Number Verification System (SSNVS).

“Pre-employment background screening has become mission critical for employers of all sizes since just one bad hire can create a legal and financial nightmare,” Rosen adds. “Hiring someone who presented fraudulent credentials or identification can result in lawsuits, turnover, theft, workplace violence, governmental sanctions, and numerous other distractions from the business of running your business.”

Rosen is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert who 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 is a frequent speaker nationwide on background check issues and his appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences for ‘ESR Speaks’ training program.

Before founding Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in the San Francisco Bay area in 1997, Rosen previously served in the Riverside County District Attorney’s office and later specialized in criminal law in private practice. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in Martindale-Hubbell and has qualified and testified in the California Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide screening provider accredited by the NAPBS® Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for successfully proving compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). For more information, call Toll Free 888.999.4474 or visit http://www.esrcheck.com.

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About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– 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 about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com or call toll free 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. To subscribe to the ESR News Blog Feed, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/feed/. To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Newsletter/.

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