Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
Do employers really know who they are hiring just by looking at a resume? To help employers find out, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will host a live webinar entitled “Lies and Resumes: Steps to Legally Identify and Guard Against Costly Resume Fraud” on Monday, February 25, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM Pacific Standard Time.
Resume Fraud Webinar
When a job applicant’s resume misrepresents past job title, responsibilities, employment dates, skills, experience, or academic credentials, employers waste valuable time and run the risk of making a bad hiring decision. Most employers know that if an applicant gets a job fraudulently, he or she is likely to be a poor performer in the job. The problem is that such “resume fraud” is not an isolated incident.
In the resume fraud webinar presented by Aurora Training Advantage, Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will show how resumes are a marketing tool for applicants even though employers often treat them as facts. While job applicants present themselves as favorably as possible on resumes, sometimes they cross the line into “resume fraud” with more fiction than fact. Rosen will help employers learn:
- How to legally check a job applicant’s references and verify education.
- Methods to improve screening skills to detect resume fraud.
- The importance of verifying past employment legally and usefully.
- How background checks help guard against resume fraud.
- How the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) impacts employers.
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the use of criminal records.
Resume fraud is made easier by the use of the internet. There are websites that will create a false employment history along with authentic looking but fake websites for supposed former employers, and operators that will verify the false information. There are numerous websites that will provide applicants with either fake degrees from real schools, or worthless degrees from online diploma mills.
Human Resources (HR) professionals, hiring managers, recruiters, and background screening firms have all seen an alarming increase in resume fraud and exaggeration. This webinar will alert employers to the dangers that are lurking in resumes and job applications, and provide practical tools that they can use to immediately to defend themselves from bad hiring decisions based on fraudulent credentials.
This resume fraud webinar is approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Aurora Training Advantage is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and this webinar is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. To register for the webinar, click here.
Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. He conducts many webinars 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 Helps Employers Uncover Resume Fraud
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm – provides three levels of employment and education verifications to give employers the flexibility to customize verifications to help uncover resume fraud. ESR also checks the credentials, licenses, and references for 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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