Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present the webcast ‘Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2014’ for on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information about this program, which has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), please visit

“Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’ “Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment, or trumped-up injury claims as employers can be sued for negligent hiring if they hire someone they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest, or unqualified.”

The 90 minute session will review the top ten trends and best practices for 2014 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring, including the use of social networking sites, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international background screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy, off-shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.

Attendees will learn from Rosen – a noted background check expert – legally-complaint best practices they can utilize to avoid a bad hire and stay productive and out of court. Specifically, the webcast covers:

  • Current trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring for 2014.
  • Cutting-edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports.
  • Guidance for using social networking sites.
  • Tips for international background screening.
  • Steps for dealing with resume fraud.
  • Best practices for handling temporary workers, privacy, and off-shoring of personal data.
  • Tools to protect against workplace violence.

The presenter Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997 and the firm is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). He is a frequent presenter on employment screening and safe hiring issues for ‘ESR Speaks’ and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He also has qualified as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence.

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area 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, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].


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