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Written By Thomas Ahearn

homepage-checkAttorney and safe hiring expert Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will focus on the credentials of IT workers internationally in a private webinar for Contingent Workforce Management (CWP) titled ‘The Reality of International Background Checks – Can You Handle the Truth’ on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

“With the mobility of workers across international borders it is no longer adequate to conduct background checks just in the United States,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’ “With business going global, U.S. firms are having to staff up offices internationally as well.  International background checks help employers conduct due diligence on new hires, which is a mission critical task.”

Areas covered by Rosen in the CWP webinar will include why international background checks are an important tool for employers and the legal, practical, and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the United States. He will also explain the legal and privacy aspects of checking international education and employment credentials, as well as international criminal records.

CWP is a national membership association for high-level professionals working in Human Resources, Procurement and Risk/compliance fields related to the Contingent Workforce.  CWP offers networking opportunities for regularly sharing best practices and emerging trends with industry leaders in the field. Membership and all events are free.  For more information, visit

As reported earlier on the ESR News blog, India has “the highest number of cases of employment-related inconsistencies” on the globe helped by the blatant proliferation of advertisements where fake degrees from any college in the world can be bought for a few hundred dollars. The blog is available at

To help teach global due diligence, Rosen co-authored ‘International Employment Background Checks’ with Lisbeth Claus, Ph.D., Professor of Global HR at Willamette University, and Editor-in-Chief of the Global HR Practitioner Handbook Volumes 1 and 2.  To learn about International background checks, visit

Rosen is a frequent speaker on issues with international background checks. He was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as first co-chair. 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 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. To learn more about ESR, visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].

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 “Ban the Box,” 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].


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