With some job candidates falsifying or inflating employment and educational accomplishments in order to find work in a competitive job market, Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present the webinar “Employment and Education Verifications How to Tell What Is Real and What Is Not” on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST. To register for the webinar, the third of four webinars in ‘A Guide to the Essentials of Safe Hiring eProgram Series’ with the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), visit: http://m360.nchra.org/event.aspx?eventID=38881&instance=0. “Successful hiring decisions are critical in challenging economic times, and verifying past employment and education and obtaining references are essential to this process,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening background checks. The 90 minute webinar “Employment and Education Verifications How to Tell What Is Real and What Is Not” will show how legal limitations create barriers for HR professionals when obtaining and giving past employment information, and also review legal and effective techniques for the reference checking process, how to verify education and spot phony credentials, as well as new technologies and the role of Web 2.0. The first two sessions for ‘A Guide to the Essentials of Safe Hiring eProgram Series’ – which offers participants cost-effective and legally compliant techniques to avoid hiring job applicants who are potentially dangerous, unfit, unqualified, or dishonest –were “An Overview of Background Checks and the Use of Criminal Records” and “Using the Internet and Social Networking Sites for Employment Screening: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The remaining session for the series is:
- Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST: ‘Caution Advised: Complying with Federal and California Law for Pre-employment Screening and How to Avoid Pitfalls and Traps’ – To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment background screening as a risk management tool. No screening program can be conducted without a full understanding of a number of laws, including the FCRA, discrimination and privacy law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and a host of state-specific rules. This webinar reviews the application of federal and state laws to both pre-employment screening and the investigation of current employees.