By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog

Speaker and Author Lester Rosen, Founder and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the firm that literally wrote the book on background checks, will be featured on a show titled “Whom Do You Trust? The Benefits of Employee Background Screening” on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9AM Pacific Time, 12 Noon Eastern Time. The program is part of a weekly series called ‘PI’s Declassified!’ hosted by noted licensed Private Investigator (PI) Francie Koehler which gives a glimpse inside the little known world of private investigation every Thursday.

Listeners can tune in to ‘PI’s Declassified!’ on Voice America Variety and hear Rosen – an attorney and a licensed private investigator – offer “the ins and outs and ups and downs” of employment screening. Listeners may call the Live Show at 866.472.5787 or email questions to the host Koehler at [email protected]. For more information, visit:

“It doesn’t matter who you are, you want to be safe where you work,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Terrorists, and Imposters Out of Your Workplace,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening. “If you are an employer, you certainly want to ensure your employees work in a safe environment and that workers have the qualifications that they claim. If you are an employee, it is important to have an assurance that you are not working with those who could cause you or your co-workers harm.”

Rosen, a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney, is a recognized expert, consultant, writer, and presenter on pre-employment screening and safe hiring, and is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) where he served as co-chairman on its first board of directors. In 1996, he helped create Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background screening firm dedicated to a safe workplace for both employers and employees. In 2003, ESR was rated the top-screening firm in the U.S. in the first independent screening industry study. 

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