Safe Hiring Expert Co-Authors International Employment Background Checks Module in Global HR Practitioner Handbook

Written By Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has co-authored the ‘International Employment Background Checks’ module in the Global HR Practitioner Handbook Volume 2. Rosen’s co-author, Lisbeth Claus, Ph.D., Professor of Global HR at Willamette University, is Editor-in-Chief of the Global HR Practitioner Handbook. For more information, visit

In the ‘International Employment Background Checks’ module, Rosen and Claus review the challenges of conducting international employment background checks for employees who are born or have lived, worked and studied abroad, and the background screening of employees and partners in the multiple countries where the global organization operates. Upon completion of the module, which teaches due diligence in worldwide applicant screening, Human Resources professionals should be able to:

  • Distinguish between employment screening and investigations.
  • Distinguish between domestic (home-based) and international background checks.
  • List the reasons for organizations to conduct international background checks.
  • Identify the challenges and barriers in conducting international background checks.
  • Review the strategic and tactical planning involved global background checks.
  • List practical tips to enhance the reliability of international background checks.

Published by Global Immersion Press, the Global HR Practitioner Handbook is divided into two sections with more than 20 modules that include information for Human Resources professionals about background checks, data privacy, economics, innovation, leadership, payroll, recruiting, and talent management in the global economy. For more information, view the Global HR Practitioner Handbook postcard available at

Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and frequent speaker on background check issues, founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California-area. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Rosen was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as first co-chair. For more information about ESR, visit, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area 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. ESR provides Effortless Legal Compliance, Proven Expertise, Less Work/Lower Cost, Results You Can Trust, and Painless Migration. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit, call toll free 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 “Ban the Box,” 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