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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 the session “Background Checks and Reducing the Insider Threat: Strategies Before and After Hiring” at the 27th Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Global Fraud Conference held from June 12-17, 2016 at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. To register for the ACFE conference, click here.

“Recent events with have demonstrated the importance of dealing with the insider threat,” explains Rosen, author of The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers. “This session will examine how effective and legally compliant background checks can help reduce insider threats both before and after hiring.”

During the sold out ACFE Conference session taking place Monday, June 13, 2016, from 1:50 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., Rosen will examine to how to conduct effective background checks to mitigate a risky hire in the first place, as well as steps that can be taken post hire to reduce the insider threat risk.  The session will also cover legally compliant best practices to reduce insider threats by revealing how to:

  • React when learning about past criminal offenses, new offenses or falsified credentials of a current employee.
  • Conduct continual screening of current employees.
  • Screen newly-acquired employees in a merger or acquisition.
  • Employ additional screening tools post-hire, such as credit reports, assets searches, and social media searches.

Anti-fraud professionals from all over the world return to the ACFE Global Fraud Conference year after year for invaluable education and networking. For more information about the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, visit  To view the complete conference program, visit

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. To learn more about the ACFE, visit

The 2016 ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse – ACFE’s largest global fraud study to date – provides an analysis of 2,410 cases of occupational fraud that occurred in 114 countries throughout the world with total losses exceeding $6.3 billion. The median loss from a single case of occupational fraud was $150,000. The report is available at

With employers increasingly concerned about the insider threat risk – where employees have the ability to wreak havoc on the firms that hired them – Rosen wrote an article titled Formulating Background Check Strategies To Minimize Insider And Post-hire Threats that is posted on the where he reveals numerous types of insider threats ranging from embezzlement to workplace violence.

Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide on safe hiring issues and his speaking appearances include numerous national conferences such as the ACFE Conference. He has qualified and testified as an expert witness on due diligence issues. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and served as first co-chairman.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, CA area. ESR is accredited by the NAPBS as an employment screening agency and undergoes yearly SOC 2® audits to ensure the security, privacy, and confidentiality of consumer information used for background checks. For more information about ESR, please call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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