Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will examine ‘International Background Checks: Exercising Due Diligence in Hiring Around the World’ at a Silicon Valley Global Business Talent Event on Friday, January 31, 2014 in Mountain View, CA. For more information and to register for this event, visit

“Employment is no longer restricted by international borders,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ and a frequent speaker on background check issues. “Due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks.”

Rosen will introduce attendees to international background checks and the legal, practical, and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the U.S.:

  • 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.
  • Understand terrorist databases and whether background checks are needed on applicants with a visa.

Rosen will also place special emphasis on data protection and privacy, including the rules of the European Union (EU) and Canada. He will also show how to protect against fake international degrees. Attendees will learn that while international screening can be challenging, there are ways to help hire the best talent regardless of the country involved.

“Employers recognize that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task,” says Rosen. “With the mobility of workers across international borders in today’s global economy, it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the United States.”

Rosen was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as the first co-chair. The event will be held at Don Giovanni’s Ristorante on 235 Castro Street in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening firm accredited by the NAPBS and ‘Safe Harbor’ certified for data protection. To learn more about Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].

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].