Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak about ‘Keeping it Legal: Pitfalls and Landmines in Using Social Media and Criminal Records’ from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. For information about the presentation and to register for the conference, please visit

“Recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants by using social networking sites and search engines,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide for background checks recently updated for a second edition. “However, the unrestricted use of social media by recruiters, employers, and human resources professionals for hiring is not without substantial risks. Just because it is online does not mean it is true or can legally be used.”

In the hour long session, Rosen will examine the potential legal landmines and pitfalls when using social media for screening applicants including issues with discrimination, privacy, and accuracy. This session will also cover updated criminal record guidance issued on April 25, 2012 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that has the potential to change forever how employers recruit and hire in America, as well other critical legal issues that can impact recruiting programs.

Rosen is a nationally recognized background check expert and a frequent speaker nationwide for ‘ESR Speaks’ 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. The Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 takes place at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 22-25, 2013. For more information, visit

Founded by Rosen in the San Francisco, CA area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is accredited by the NAPBS and offers a variety of legally compliant background screening services for employers and recruiters. For more information about Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), visit or call Toll Free 888.999.4474. To order ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by Lester Rosen, visit


About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Lester 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. Founder and 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. For more information 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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