To introduce employers to the legal, practical, and cultural challenges faced when obtaining information outside of the U.S., Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a webinar for titled ‘International Background Checks:  Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT. To register for the webinar, which has been approved for 1.5 International HR Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credit hours, please visit

“With the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the United States,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent presenter as part of the ‘ESR Speaks’ program. “A significant percentage of the population consists of immigrants. In addition, an increasing number of workers have spent part of their professional career abroad. With business going global, U.S. firms are having to staff up offices internationally as well, and the number of countries from which employers seek information about applicants is expansive.”

The 90 minute webinar will cover topics including the “ins and outs” of international criminal records, terrorist databases, and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.  Also covered will be international employment and education verification, and how to protect against international “diploma mills.” Special emphasis will be placed on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and Canada.  Employers will also learn that although international screening can be challenging, there are ways to help hire the best regardless of the country involved. Attendees of the webinar will:

  • Learn why international background checks are becoming an important tool for employers.
  • Understand the tools that are available and the limitations to international background check including international criminal records.
  • Learn the legal and privacy aspects of checking international credentials including education and employment.
  • Understand the challenges and availability of international criminal records.

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 also speaks nationwide on employment screening and safe hiring issues and his appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.  Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS as the first co-chair. He has also qualified and testified in the California, Florida, and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on safe hiring issues.

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].