Background Check Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Use of Social Media in Screening

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “The Legal Use of Social Media, Credit Reports, Driving Records, and International Screening in Hiring” produced by Aurora Training Advantage on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants online. However, the unrestricted use of social media and search engines in the hiring process can be risky. This webinar will examine the pros and cons of utilizing social media, including what is available online, discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy, and authenticity.

Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will teach attendees the strategies for getting the information they may need while minimizing potential dangers. The webinar will also give a broad overview of a number of additional background screening tools as well, including credit reports, driving records, drug testing, and international background checks. This webinar will help attendees:

  • Learn how employers, human resources, and recruiters are using search engines and social network sites to source and screen candidates.
  • Review what social media sites are available and understand the risks of using these sites.
  • Learn how discrimination laws and rules concerning off-duty conduct apply.
  • Uncover best practices for all stakeholders: Employers, HR, recruiters, and the job applicant.
  • Be introduced to other important tools, such as credit reports, driving records, drug tests, and international background checks. 

The 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 Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and the webinar is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. To register for the webinar, click here.

A complimentary white paper from ESR titled “Ten Potential Dangers When Using Social Media Background Checks” provides an informative introduction for employers who want to use Internet search engines and social media sites for employment background checks, the possible legal risks faced when conducting this type of screening, and potential solutions to avoid legal issues.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in Northern California in 1997 and has spoken at conferences nationwide. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and served as the first co-chair. ESR is a founding member of – and accredited by – the PBSA. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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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