By ESR News Staff

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading international employment screening background checking firm headquartered in the San Francisco area, announced that its president, Lester Rosen, will be presenting before the Mt. Baker SHRM Chapter in Bellingham, WA on August 11, 2010.

The Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM is a chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.  See:

Mr. Rosen will be addressing Landmines, Pitfalls and Potential Lawsuits — Understanding the Risks of Using Search Engines and Social Networking Sites to Screen Candidates. 

“I am very pleased to have opportunity to discus this cutting edge topic at the SHRM chapter meeting with to-notch human resources professionals,” commented Rosen. “Recruiters, human resources and hiring managers are utilizing social network sites to make hiring decisions, and there is a need to take into account the potential liabilities that employers can face if done incorrectly or unfairly.”

Mr. Rosen, who is also an attorney, is a nationally recognized expert on employments screening background checks.  He is a 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 Court 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 served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

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