Employment Screening Resources,  a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester S. Rosen, will be presenting at the 2009 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans on July 1, 2009. 

This is the 61st annual SHRM Conference and is the world’s largest Human Resources meeting with participants from more than 140 countries.  See: http://www.shrm.org/conferences/annual 

Mr. Rosen will be addressing the practical aspects of employment screening background checks by presenting a negligent hiring mock trial.  Based upon a fictitious scenario where an employer fails to exercise due diligence in hiring, participants act as jurors in a negligent hiring mock trial demonstration, featuring opening statements, cross-examination of an HR professional, closing arguments, jury instructions, and a jury verdict.

 “I am extremely pleased to have been selected to present at this national conference,” commented Rosen.  “This is a critical conference for Human Resources professionals to attend, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to present information on how to avoid unqualified, unsafe or dishonest employees, with employers across the United States.” 

Mr. Rosen, who is also an attorney, is a nationally recognized writer and speaker on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), pre-employment screening, and safe hiring issues. 

In addition, Mr. Rosen is the author of the first comprehensive book on employment screening, “The Safe Hiring Manual – Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace.”  He also wrote, “The Safe Hiring Audit.”

Mr. Rosen’s speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.   He has testified in the California, Florida, and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the professional trade organization for the screening industry, and he served as the first co-chairman in 2004.