Attorney and background check expert Lester Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present an audio conference for teaching ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification’ on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The program is approved for 1.5 PHR/SPHR recertification credit hours through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information, visit

“With hiring decisions becoming more critical in challenging economic times, verifying past employment, education, and references has become critical,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide to employment screening. “Unfortunately, applicants that falsify or inflate employment and educational accomplishments have created a significant problem for employers as legal limitations create barriers for those seeking to obtain or verify past employment information.”

The 90 minute audio conference reviews legal and effective techniques for the reference checking process. Attendees will learn how to effectively verify past employment and education information, as well as tools to spot phony credentials and fake degrees, and worthless degree mills, plus:

  • Effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant’s past employment and education accomplishments.
  • Why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
  • Why phony education credentials are problematic – and how to spot degree mills.
  • New technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.
  • Special issues when it comes to social media.
  • Tips for international employment and education verification.

Rosen is founder of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the NAPBS and served as first co-chair. He is a frequent presenter on employment screening and safe hiring issues for ‘ESR Speaks.’ For information about future speaking appearances, visit

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Lester 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. ESR provides Effortless Legal Compliance, Proven Expertise, Less Work/Lower Cost, Results You Can Trust, and Painless Migration. 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].