2022Human Resources

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – an organization with more than 300,000 HR and business executive members located in 165 countries – will host the 2022 SHRM Employment Law & Compliance Conference (ELCC) in Washington, D.C., and live online from March 28 to 30, 2022.

The SHRM ELCC will feature a session titled “Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?” presented by Attorney Lester S. Rosen, the founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

This session will examine the pros and cons of utilizing social media, discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, and privacy, accuracy, and authenticity issues. Attendees will learn strategies for getting the information they may need while minimizing potential dangers. Attendees will also:

  • Learn how employers, human resources, and recruiters use search engines and social network sites to source and screen candidates.
  • Review what sites are available and what you may find.
  • Understand the risks of using social media sites.
  • How discrimination laws and rules concerning off-duty conduct apply to social media.
  • Uncover best practices for all stakeholders: Employers, HR, recruiters, and the job applicant.
  • Learn how to guard against fraudulent online degrees and job histories.

Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants online. However, the unrestricted use of social media in the hiring process can be risky. Attendees will learn how to navigate through the legal and practical pitfalls of using social media as part of the hiring process.

The SHRM ELCC will help attendees successfully anticipate and navigate employment laws, stay compliant, and mitigate legal risks. HR professionals, Attorneys, State or local government workers, and others overseeing employment law and compliance measures should attend. To register, visit https://conferences.shrm.org/elcc.

Rosen is a consultant, expert witness, and frequent presenter nationwide on safe hiring issues. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and served as the first co-chairman in 2004. He received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity℠ technology-based services – offers background check solutions that help HR professionals make informed decisions regarding workers and the workplace. To learn more, contact ESR today.

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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