Background Check Expert to Present Webinar on How Employers Can Guard Against Résumé Fraud

Lester Rosen Webinar

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the live webinar “Liar Liar: How Employers Can Legally Identify and Guard Against Costly Résumé Fraud” with business intelligence provider Center For Competitive Management (C4CM) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Pacific Time. (NOTE: Webinar rescheduled for October 26, 2018.)

Résumé fraud is rampant. A benchmark study on employment screening revealed more than eight out of ten employers found résumé fraud that included embellishments or outright lies on job applicant résumés. Many experienced managers have been tricked into hiring an employee who turns out to have inflated credentials and ends up being a poor performer. During this session, attendees will learn:

  • Methods to improve résumé reviewing skills.
  • Tools for screening out fraudulent claims.
  • Techniques to avoid making costly hiring mistakes.
  • Tips on how to spot résumé/application fraud.
  • Background check do’s and don’ts.
  • Steps to legally check a candidate’s references and verify education.

Whether its embellished skill sets, extended employment dates, exaggerated academic claims, or false job titles, résumé fraud is becoming a costly and prevalent hiring issue. The webinar hosted by Attorney Lester Rosen will guide attendees through how to avoid costly hiring errors and spot a phony before it’s too late. By the end of this information-packed program, attendees will know more about:

  • Best practices, and legal developments that affect the hiring protocol.
  • Red flags that will help you spot résumé fraud.
  • Background checks and what to look at before making an offer.
  • Reference checking questions to ask, and what the law says you must avoid.
  • Steps for verifying a candidates’ education.
  • What the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says about criminal records and credit reports.
  • How the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the use of social media impacts an employer’s ability to find out the truth.
  • Guidance for using social networking sites when reviewing a candidate.
  • Successful candidate background checking dos and don’ts.
  • How new salary secrecy laws and Box the Box laws impact an employer’s ability to guard against résumé fraud.

Rosen is a nationally recognized background check expert who founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” a comprehensive guide for background checks. Rosen is also a frequent presenter on due diligence issues and his speaking appearances for “ESR Speaks” include numerous state and national conferences.

The growing problem of résumé fraud even made headlines in June 2018 when Ramesh Tainwala, the CEO of Samsonite, the world’s largest travel luggage company, resigned from his position citing personal reasons after being accused of résumé fraud for inflating his academic credentials by claiming to have a PhD in business administration despite never having completed the program.

ESR Helps Employers Uncover Résumé Fraud

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – provides three levels of verifications to give employers the flexibility to customize employment and education verifications to help uncover résumé fraud.  ESR also checks the credentials, licenses, and references of job applicants. To learn more, visit www.esrcheck.com/Background-Checks/Verifications-References/.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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