2022International ScreeningWebinars

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A thorough background screening program requires the inclusion of other countries outside of the United States. But opening up a background screening program to include information from over 200 countries can seem overwhelming. Luckily, two experts can make international background screening seem not so “foreign.”

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” and Kerstin Bagus, Chief Knowledge Officer for NetForce Global, will co-present a webinar titled “A Foreign Affair: International Background Screening” from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM PDT on June 29, 2022.

The webinar sponsored by Clear Law Institute will highlight the international background check process and review the challenges employers face when requesting information outside of the U.S. such as differences in time zones, languages, and screening regulations. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain why international background checks are important for employers.
  • Identify the differences and similarities of U.S. checks with international checks.
  • Understand the challenges and availability of obtaining international background checks.
  • Discuss some of the legal and privacy aspects of processing personally identifiable information in and from other countries.

Other topics will include details of processing international criminal records, terrorist databases, differences in ordering requirements, and how results compare to similar searches from the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on data protection and privacy rules in foreign countries. To register for the webinar, click here.

Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) in 2003 and served as the first chair. In 2019, Rosen received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a frequent presenter who has testified in court as a due diligence background check expert.

Bagus is also a frequent presenter and has served in positions with PBSA including Board participation and Committee leadership. She is one of the few individuals in the screening industry who is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading HR-technology company that specializes in background, drug, and medical screening – offers a Global Background Screening Solution with international capabilities in over 240 countries and territories. 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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