Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar about Reference Checking

ESR Speaks Webinars with Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Reference Checking and Education Verification Compliance” for business training provider Lorman Education Services on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time. To register for this webinar, click here.

Reference Checking Background Screening Webinar

The webinar presented by Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will review legal and effective techniques for the reference checking processes including how to verify education, spot worthless degrees, and expose phony employment credentials. It will also cover the legal landscape concerning past employment references, including an employer’s potential liability when providing information.

Other topics covered in the webinar include best practices when asking for past employment information and helpful insights in obtaining past employment references. Other areas include special issues such as handling verification of current employment, what to do if the past employer no longer exists, military employment, and dealing with employment databases. Learning objectives will include:

  • Being able to identify effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant’s past employment and education accomplishments.
  • Being able to review why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
  • Being able to describe why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
  • Being able to review new technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.

New technologies and approaches will also be reviewed such as verifications by email, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media sites and Web 2.0 in the process. This topic will examine the new trend toward prohibiting inquiries about past salary, and how employers can comply with these new requirements. To register for this webinar, click here.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Lorman Education Services is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This webinar is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has provided engaging and informative speakers for conferences, seminars, and webinars nationwide for over a decade as part of the “ESR Speaks” program that helps employers, recruiters, and Human Resources (HR) professionals better understand background checks. To learn more about upcoming events, visit www.esrcheck.com/Tools-Resources/Event-Calendar/.

Rosen founded  Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. He conducts regular seminars and workshops on background screening and has presented at many HR conferences. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as first co-chair. ESR is accredited by the NAPBS.

ESR Offers Reference Checking Services

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – offers personal and professional reference checking that include questions related to task performance, greatest strengths, team interaction, propensity for violence or dishonesty, length of relationship with candidate, and dependability. 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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