2022International Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment is no longer restricted by international borders, and due diligence now requires an understanding of international background checks. With the mobility of workers across international borders, it is no longer adequate to conduct these checks just in the United States. With business going global, U.S. firms have to staff up offices internationally as well.

The challenge for U.S. employers is that obtaining information for international background checks is much different than for domestic background checks in America. Every foreign country is an adventure with its own rules, laws, and practices. In addition, there are strict privacy standards being enforced around the world, and every country is different.

Because of these factors, Attorney Lester Rosen, the Founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar – and Kerstin Bagus, the Chief Knowledge Officer for NetForce Global, will present a live webinar titled “International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance” from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

In this webinar offered by Aurora Training Advantage, Rosen – the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – and Bagus, who has more than 30 years of screening experience, will introduce employers to international background checks, including the legal, practical, and cultural challenges employers face when obtaining information outside of the United States. Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn why international background checks are becoming mission-critical for employers.
  • Understand the challenges and availability of international background checks.
  • Learn why employers cannot simply rely upon the issuance of a VISA as proof an applicant has credentials.
  • Learn the legal and privacy aspects of checking international criminal records and credentials.
  • Examine best practices to protect organizations in a high-risk environment where international employment fraud runs rampant.

The good news for employers is that there are more resources than ever to perform international background checks and a program can be implemented to increase an employer’s due diligence consistent with international privacy rules. Employers will learn that although international screening can be challenging, there are ways to help hire the best regardless of the country involved.

Rosen is a consultant, writer, and frequent presenter nationwide on issues surrounding background checks and has testified in courts as an expert witness. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), the non-profit trade organization representing the background screening industry, and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

Bagus is a frequent presenter for the PBSA and has served in leadership positions with PBSA. She is one of the few individuals in the screening industry who is privacy certified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She holds CIPP certifications for Canada, European Union (EU), and the U.S. Private Sector.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity℠ technology-based services, specializing in background, credit, and medical screening – understands the global screening landscape and has international background screening capabilities in over 240 countries and territories. To learn more about background screening, contact ESR.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar – 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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