Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of accredited background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will host a 90 minute webinar titled ‘What You Must Know Before Conducting Your Next Candidate Background Check’ with Thompson Interactive on Monday, June 11th, 2012 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern (11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific). To register for the webinar, which is worth 1.5 Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) credits, visit: “Background checks are a necessary step in avoiding negligent hiring,” says Rosen, one of the premiere experts in the field of employment screening and the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’ “Even after the most diligent candidate selection process, hiring someone without conducting a thorough background check can have major legal and financial ramifications for your company.” In this Intermediate level webinar, Rosen will discuss strategies and best practices in obtaining and utilizing background information to help businesses avoid legal landmines. He also will be available to answer questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar. Participants in the webinar – including human resources professionals, hiring managers, recruiters, corporate counsel, and executives – will learn:

  • What is the impact of the EEOC’s updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records?
  • What steps should employers take now to ensure background checks comply with the updated guidance?
  • How do federal laws affect background checks?
  • What is the EEOC’s stance on using credit reports and social networking sites to screen candidates?
  • What are the privacy and discrimination concerns involved in using criminal record information, credit reports and social networking sites in screening candidates? How can you mitigate those risks?
“As an employer, you must be aware of what you can and can’t do when conducting background checks — especially in light of the EEOC’s updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records by employers,” adds Rosen, a frequent speaker nationally on due diligence and safe hiring issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ background check training program. “If you aren’t, you could face litigation.” Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in 1997 and the company is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He was also the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS, a non-profit trade organization for the background screening industry, and served as first co-chairman. For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority’ at, call 415.898.0044, or email [email protected]. 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 a small percentage of 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, call 415.898.0044 or 888.999.4474 (Toll Free), or email [email protected]. 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].]]>

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