Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present two sessions at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosen will present ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Eastern and ‘The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2012 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. For more information about the sessions, visit and “Employment is no longer restricted by international borders, and due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to employment screening. “With the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the U.S.”

  • Rosen’s first session –  ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ – is worth 1.25 International Recertification Credits and will introduce participants to international background checks, including the legal, practical, and cultural challenges faced when obtaining information outside of the country. Topics covered include the ins and outs of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.
  • Rosen’s second session – ‘The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2012 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ – is worth 1.25 General Recertification Credits and will review the top 10 background check trends for 2012, including the use of social networking sites, the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy and off shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.
“Many employee problems are caused by problem employees,” says Rosen, a frequent speaker on safe hiring issues as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ training program. “This session will help you avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in your hiring programs.” 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 group for the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman. The SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition takes place June 24 to 27, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit For more information about SHRM, the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, visit To learn more about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’ – at, call 415.898.0044, or email [email protected]. Sources: 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].]]>