Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will speak to members of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), a non-profit trade group representing background screening firms, and other participants during the Virtual 2021 PBSA Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference taking place virtually from April 19, 2021, to April 20, 2021.

Rosen will be part of a panel of four speakers discussing “Fair Chance Screening” on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). He will be joined by fellow panelists Krisy Bucher, Director of Marketing Programs at Appriss Insights; Rachel Theisen, Chief Operations Officer (COO) at InCheck, Inc; and W. Barry Nixon, founder and COO at PreemploymentDirectory.com. To register for the conference, click here.

A racially biased criminal justice system has disproportionately impacted communities of color in the U.S. and created significant barriers to employment for the formerly incarcerated. This data-driven discussion will explore criminal justice systems, the role of arrest and conviction records in screening, prisoner reentry programs such as fair chance hiring, “Ban the Box” legislation, and guidance on mitigating racial bias in the screening process.

The decision to transition to a fully virtual conference was made based on the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, consultation with the hotel, review of conference activity around the globe, and to allow members, sponsor and exhibitor attendees, regular attendees, and PBSA sufficient lead time to adjust and plan for 2021. To learn more about the conference, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2021-mid-year-legislative-regulatory-conference/.

Rosen – author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – was on the steering committee that founded the PBSA, which was formerly known as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) before rebranding to a new name in 2019. That same year, Rosen received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes an individual’s contributions that have advanced excellence in the background screening profession.

The PBSA will continue to strengthen the professionalism of background screeners in the United States with a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements for accreditation, according to leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), which compiled the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 featuring emerging and influential trends in the industry.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a founding member of the PBSA that was ranked the number one screening firm by HRO Today in 2020 – is accredited by the PBSA under the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), a recognized seal of approval bringing national recognition to background screening organizations committed to excellence. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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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