Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “The Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2012” on Wednesday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. PT). Rosen will help businesses examine the latest trends, best practices, and legal compliance issues of pre-employment background screening. For more information about the webinar, presented with Avant Resources Business Education, visit: “Businesses today cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, employee theft, embezzlement, harassment, or false injury claims,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide for employment screening background checks. “Employers can be the subject of lawsuits for negligent hiring if they hire someone that they should have known, through background checks, was too dangerous, unfit, dishonest, or unqualified for the job.” During the 60-minute webinar, participants will learn the legally complaint best practices to keep a business out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire, including:

  • Why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • The current trends, best practices and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring.
  • Cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites.
For the past five years, Employment Screening Resources has compiled a list of ESR’s Top 10 Trends in Background Checks’ featuring emerging and influential trends in background screening as selected by Attorney Rosen. The list for the Fifth Annual ESR Top 10 Background Check Trends for 2012 is available at: “Employee problems are mostly caused by problem employees,” says Rosen, a frequent speaker on background check issues nationwide as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program. The session will help employers avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in their hiring programs. Rosen founded of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background screening company located in California that is accredited by the National Association of Professional background Screeners (NAPBS), in 1997 to help ensure safe workplaces for employers, employees, and the public. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a professional trade organization for the background screening industry, and also served as the co-chairman. This event will be presented live by phone with a web connection available for those wishing to view the presentation on their personal computers. Internet access is not required for phone-only participants. For more information, visit: For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ – at or call 415.898.0044. Source: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM – provides accurate and actionable information, empowering employers to make informed safe hiring decisions for the benefit for our clients, their employees, and the public. ESR literally wrote the book on background screening with “The Safe Hiring Manual” by Founder and CEO Lester Rosen. ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by less than two percent of all screening firms. By choosing an accredited screening firm like ESR, employers know they have selected an agency that meets the highest industry standards. For more information about Employment Screening Resources (ESR), visit or call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474. About ESR News: The Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected].]]>