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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Business training video producer Kantola Productions has released an updated version of the DVD ‘Safe Hiring: How You Can Avoid Bad Hires’ featuring Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’

The 23 minute long safe hiring video provides viewers with specific methods for screening out criminal or dishonest job candidates, including five powerful interview questions. Rosen explains techniques and background checks that are easy to implement and will not cost employers money. Viewers of the video will learn:

  • Why “Ban the Box” laws and EEOC guidance discourage the automatic elimination of applicants with a criminal history applying for certain positions.
  • How an “Individualized Assessment” can allow qualified ex-offenders who would otherwise do a good job communicate why they would make a great employee, thereby countering the potentially discriminatory impact of automatic elimination.
  • What to look for on application forms, and why it’s a bad idea to rely on resumes alone.
  • Five powerful interview questions that will identify applicants who have something they’re trying to hide.
  • Why you need to check references every time – even when you can’t get many details from former employers.
  • What kinds of background checks you should consider, and how to stay within legal guidelines if you make them.
  • How to keep the costs of safe hiring practices low, and what things you can do yourself with very little added time or effort.

Supporting materials include a 31-page Study Guide that comes with the safe hiring video purchase that reinforces the scenes, terms, and concepts covered in the video, and provides with managers with helpful tips and checklists is. A preview is available at

Since hiring mistakes are every manager’s nightmare, employers can find out more information about how to purchase the video ‘Safe Hiring: How You Can Avoid Bad Hires’ on the Kantola Productions website at

ESR Help Employers Establish Safe Hiring Programs

Founded by Attorney Lester Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California-area that is helps employers establish safe hiring programs (SHPs) to help ensure a safe workplace. To learn more about ESR, please 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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