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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with TrainHR titled ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know’ on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM PST / 1:00 PM EST.

“Employers must recognize that conducting due diligence background checks on new hires is a mission critical task,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’ “Employers can be sued for negligent hiring if they hire someone they should have known through background checks was dangerous, unfit, dishonest, or unqualified.”

Rosen will explain how firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment, or trumped-up injury claims. In the hour long webinar, he will review the top ten trends and best practices for background checks and safe hiring in 2016, including:

  • The Ban the Box” movement to help ex-offenders find work.
  • Class action lawsuits over the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • The use of social media sites for background screening.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and criminal records.
  • Privacy concerns with international background screening.

Attendees of webinar – which has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) – will learn legally complaint best practices to keep their business productive and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.

Hiring Managers, Human Resources Professionals, Risk Managers, Security, Fraud Investigators, In-house Counsel, Labor Attorneys, and anyone involving with hiring at any company will benefit by attending the webinar ‘The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know.’

Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on background check issues and his speaking appearances include numerous national conferences. He was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the San Francisco, California area in 1997. ESR is a nationwide provider of background checks that is accredited by the NAPBS and has successfully completed SOC 2 audits. For more information, please call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit

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