2020 PBSA Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session about “gig economy” background screeners for the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) at the virtual 2020 PBSA Annual Conference being held due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Rosen author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” will present a session titled “Serving the Gig Economy – Challenges and Opportunities for Background Screeners” from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The “gig economy” focuses on temporary work – or “gigs” – for an extended workforce with on demand workers.

A significant number of workers are engaged in the gig economy and background checks part of the marketing and risk strategies used by these “platform” firms to create consumer trust. However, screening gig economy workers is more complex than it sounds and the session by Rosen will explore potential landmines and traps.

The 2020 PBSA Annual Conference will offer expert presenters speaking about a diverse range of educational topics that include global screening techniques, strategic business sessions, technology and information security practices, legal and compliance guidelines, legislative updates, and what is on the horizon for PBSA members.

Attendees new to the screening industry and seasoned experts will receive valuable information and resources. Companies offering screening services and products will also attend. For more information about the conference which is being held virtually for the first time from September 14 to 15, 2020 visit www.thepbsa.com.

Founded in 2003 as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the PBSA was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services and currently has nearly 900 member companies. To learn more about the PBSA, visit www.thepbsa.org.

Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the PBSA in 2003 and served as the first co-chair in 2004. In 2019, Rosen was awarded the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions that have advanced excellence in the background screening profession.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that spreads from person to person. As of September 11, 2020, there are more than 28.2 million global cases and 910,000 global deaths, while the United States leads the world with more than 6.3 million cases and 191,000 deaths, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.

Founded by Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a founding member of the PBSA and is also accredited by the PBSA under the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) that recognizes excellence in background screening organizations. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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