Employment Screening Resources,  (ESR) a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced the release of a new web site devoted entirely to training and education in the field of pre-employment background check.  It provides a catalog of books and courses by ESR as well as training DVD’s featuring ESR and online resources.  The books and courses were authored by employment screening expert Lester Rosen.

The background check training website is the first of its kind and is located at www.backgroundchecktraining.com/ .  The goal is to help employers navigate the maze of legal requirements and potential pitfalls in order to minimize lawsuits from applicants for violation of their rights, or litigation for negligent hiring if a background check is insufficient. 

“This web site underscores the fact that employment background checks are a professional knowledge-based service and not merely data that can be purchased over the internet.” commented ESR President Lester Rosen, a nationally recognized expert on employment screening background checks.  “Given the amount of legal regulations and the complexities involved in gathering and reporting relevant information legally, this site serves both employers and the background industry as a training and education tool.”

 Mr. Rosen, who is also an attorney, speaks nationally 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, “ as well as a 20 hour online course devoted entirely to background checks.

 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 served as the first co-chairman in 2004. He has testified in the California, Florida  and Arkansas Superior Court as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence.

 More information about Employment Screening Resources can be found at www.ESRcheck.com


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