Verifications for Education and Employment Explored by Safe Hiring Expert in Webinar on March 5

Written By Thomas Ahearn

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification’ on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from  3:00 PM to 4:15 PM ET. For more information and to register for the event, visit

In this interactive webinar approved by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for 1.25 hours of general recertification credit, Rosen – author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ – will teach practical, effective, and legal steps to verify an applicant’s past employment and education. Attendees will learn:

  • Opportunities and pitfalls of new technologies, social media sites, and Web 2.0 in the verification process.
  • Best practices for obtaining information on education and past and current employment.
  • Special issues relating to military employment, employment databases, and international credentials.
  • Potential liability for providing, or not providing, certain information in an employment reference check.

Rosen is founder of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a San Francisco, California-area background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). He was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as the first co-chair. He is a frequent presenter nationwide safe hiring issues. For information about future speaking dates, visit

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. To learn more about ESR, visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email

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 “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