Attorney Lester Rosen
Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “Due Diligence of Reference Checks” for compliance education provider Lorman Education Services on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST). To register for this webinar, click here.

The webinar presented by Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will review legal and effective techniques for reference checks that include how to verify education, spot worthless degrees, and uncover phony employment credentials. Rosen will also cover the legal landscape concerning past employment references, including an employer’s potential liability when providing information.

Rosen will explain the best practices to use when asking for past employment information and helpful insights and best practices in obtaining past employment references. Other topics include special issues such as handling verification of current employment, what to do if the past employer no longer exists, military employment, and dealing with employment databases. Attendees of this webinar will learn how to:

  • Discuss why it is critical to verify past employment and education credentials.
  • Recognize the trends toward an increase in false credentials.
  • Review how to verify past employment and educational credentialing.
  • Identify additional special issues for employers.

In addition, the webinar will review new technologies and approaches such as verifications by email, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media sites and Web 2.0 in the process. This webinar will also examine the new trend towards prohibiting inquiries about past salary, and how employers can comply with these new requirements. To register for this webinar, click here.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Lorman Education Services is recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This webinar is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) in 1997 in the San Francisco, California area. His speaking appearances include many conferences and webinars. He was chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – formerly the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – and served as the first co-chair. ESR is accredited by the PBSA.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) offers employers both personal and professional reference checks since many positions rise above the necessity of basic employment verification, including positions that require good character, sound judgment, reliable performance, trust, and dependability. To learn more, visit www.esrcheck.com/Background-Checks/Verifications-References/.

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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