Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will discuss background checks during two sessions at the 2013 Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. Rosen’s first session will focus on international background checks while his second session will reveal the top background check trends for 2013. For more information about the 2013 Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues, visit

Rosen – author of a comprehensive guide to background checks titled ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ – will present the following two sessions at the 2013 Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues:

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM — Session #215 – International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance, ROOM 106 (Ground Level): Employment is no longer restricted by international borders and due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks. This seminar will introduce employers to international background check, including the legal, practical and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the United States. Topics include international criminal records, terrorist databases, work visas, international employment and education verification, resume fraud and data protection and privacy. Track: International; Level: All; HRCI: INTERNATIONAL.
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM — Session #410 – The Top 10 Trends for Background Checks in 2013–What Every Employer Needs to Know, ROOM 101 (Ground Level): Background checks are mission critical for employers to prevent the legal and financial nightmare of a bad hire. However, employers face increased litigation, regulation and legislation. For example, the new U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on criminal records may change how employers hire. This session will review the top ten trends and best practices for 2013 including EEOC compliance, social networking sites, credit reports, privacy and international checks. Track: Staffing/Recruiting; Level: All; HRCI: GENERAL

Rosen is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert who was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as the first co-chairman. He is a frequent presenter nationwide for ‘ESR Speaks’ and his speaking appearances have included numerous conferences. To learn more, visit

The Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues takes place May 15-16, 2013 and is sponsored by HR Houston, the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) with over 1,800 members in the Greater Houston area. For a complete list of sessions at the Symposium, please visit

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening provider accredited by the NAPBS®. For more information about background check solutions from ESR, please 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.

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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