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Lester Rosen Talks Background Check TrendsAttorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live 60 minute audio conference for AudioSolutionz titled ‘The Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2014 – What Every Employers Needs to Know’ on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. For more information and to register for the event, please visit

This session will review the top ten background check trends and best practices for 2014 when it comes to safe hiring, including the “Ban the Box” movement that eliminates criminal history question from job applications, updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on criminal records, the growing number of class action lawsuits for failing to perform background checks properly, and the use of social media searches for background checks.

“Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task,” explains Rosen. “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.”

Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide background check company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a professional trade organization for the background screening industry. He is the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers,’ a comprehensive guide to background checks.

ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2014

The 7th annual Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) ‘Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2014 features a list of emerging and influential trends in the background check industry selected by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester S. Rosen. To view a listing of background check trends for the current year, visit To learn more about ESR, visit, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].



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