Attorney at Law and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present at a National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) education webinar titled ‘Where to Get Started on Accreditation’ on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST). To register for the webinar, which will focus on the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), visit the NAPBS website or “The purpose of the webinar is to share ideas on the accreditation process as well as the advantages of accreditation,” says Rosen, who just completed an updated second edition of his comprehensive book on employment background screening, ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ that will be published in October 2012. For more information about the book, visit In 2010, the NAPBS – a non-profit trade association representing the background screening industry – launched the BSAAP to promote best practices, awareness of legal compliance, and development of consumer protection standards. The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) ensures that a screening firm seeking accreditation meets or exceeds measurable standards of competence. To become accredited, background screening firms – also known as Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) – must pass an onsite audit conducted by an independent auditing firm that examines policies and procedures related to the following six critical areas of background screening:

  • Consumer protection,
  • Legal compliance,
  • Client education,
  • Product standards,
  • Service standards, and
  • General business practices.
Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for NAPBS accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements of the BSAAP, as well as a list of accredited employment screening firms, is available on the NAPBS website at In the hour long webinar, Rosen will discuss the advantages and challenges of the NAPBS accreditation process. He is a frequent presenter on background screening topics and issues nationwide as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program. For more information, visit: Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources in 1997 to ensure safe workplaces for employers, employees, and the public. He served as the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS in 2003 and served as the first co-chair. ESR has successfully proved compliance with the BSAAP and is accredited by the NAPBS. For more information, visit: For more information about background checks as part of a Safe Hiring Program (SHP), visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority ’– at, call 415.898.0044 or Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected]. Source: About Employment Screening Resources (ESR): Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – ‘The Background Check AuthoritySM’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more, visit, call 888.999.4474, 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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