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

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar titled “Reference Checking and Education Verification Compliance” from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on November 30, 2021.

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

Other topics include best practices and helpful insights into obtaining past employment references and 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 the webinar will be able to:

  • Identify effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant’s past employment and education accomplishments.
  • Review why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
  • Describe why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
  • Review new technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.

New technologies and approaches will also be reviewed such as verifications by email, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media. This webinar will examine the new trend towards prohibiting inquiries about past salary, and how employers can comply with these new requirements.

The webinar from Lorman Education Services is approved for 1.0 general recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and is valid for 1.0 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). To learn more about this webinar, including the cost, click here.

Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) in 2003 and served as its first co-chair. In 2019, he received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes an individual’s contributions that advanced excellence in the screening profession.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – which was ranked the number one background screening firm by HRO Today in 2020 – offers comprehensive background checks of job applicants that empower employers to make compliant and informed hiring decisions. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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