By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog

Author, speaker, and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the company that literally wrote the book on background checks, will present a session titled ‘Background Checks: Trends, Best Practices, and Legal Developments’ at the 69th Annual HR Southwest Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 8:30 AM local time. To register for the HR Southwest conference, visit For more information about educational sessions, visit
“As hiring increases, employers need to select safe, qualified, and honest candidates,” explains Rosen, an attorney at law and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Terrorists, and Imposters Out of Your Workplace,’ a comprehensive guide for employment screening. “This session covers best practices and current issues in background checks, including EEOC considerations for criminal records and credit reports, and the dangers of using social networking sites.”

The presenter of ‘Background Checks: Trends, Best Practices, and Legal Developments,’ Lester Rosen, is a frequent speaker nationwide on pre-employment screening who has testified as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and also served as the first co-chairman.

The 69th Annual HR Southwest Conference lasts from October 10 to October 13, 2010 and is the largest regional human resources conference in the United States.

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Founded in 1996 in the San Francisco area, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) literally wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by ESR founder and President Lester Rosen. The company is a leading provider of information, education, and training on “all things background checks” and is dedicated to promoting a safe workplace for both employers and employees. In 2003, ESR was rated the top U.S. employment screening firm in the first independent study of the industry. To learn more about Employment Screening Resources, visit or contact Jared Callahan at 415.898.0044 or [email protected].