Attorney Lester Rosen, a safe hiring expert and Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webcast titled ‘Due Diligence in Recruiting: Don’t Play Russian Roulette with your Future’ at the Virtual Conference on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM ET. For more information about the webcast and to register for the free Virtual Conference, visit

“Recruiting and staffing veterans know that each placement they make has the potential to put their business or employer at great risk,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to employment screening recently updated for a second edition published in October 2012. “Just one bad placement can mean the loss of business, lawsuits, and damage to a firm’s professional reputation.”

In the hour long webcast, Rosen will cover critical issues such as when a background check should be done and who should review the results, as well as legal considerations such as compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and discrimination laws. Additional topics include best practices for employers when coordinating their recruiting processes with background checks along with contractual issues that should be addressed by third party recruiters in contracts with employers. Participants will also learn:

  • How recruiters can avoid legal and financial risk when sourcing and hiring candidates.
  • How to identify candidates that are potentially dangerous, dishonest, unqualified, or unfit.
  • How to understand legal obligations and responsibilities when it comes to due diligence and legal compliance in recruiting and hiring.
  • How to minimize risks so they can focus on growing their business instead of being put out of business.

“Just focusing on Sourcing and Sales without proper regard to the quality of each potential hire is a formula for disaster,” Rosen stresses. “The correct formula should be Sourcing, Screening, and Sales.”

Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide for the “ESR Speaks” program at numerous national and statewide conferences. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as the first co-chairman. For information about future speaking dates, visit

The Virtual Conference ‘Contract Workforce and Talent Exchanges’ takes place from April 22-23, 2013. The conference should be beneficial to Recruiters – both inside recruiters and contract recruiters – Human Resources (HR) Professionals, Staffing Firms and Staffing Vendors, Professionals Employer Organizations (PRO), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and anyone involved in the hiring process.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening provider accredited by the NAPBS® Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) for compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). For more information about background checks, visit or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.


About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– 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 about ESR, visit or call toll free 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]. To subscribe to the ESR News Blog Feed, visit To subscribe to the complimentary ESRcheck Report monthly newsletter, please visit


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