Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a session for the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) at the first ever “virtual” 2020 PBSA Annual Conference due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Rosen– author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” – will present a session titled “Serving the Gig Economy – Challenges and Opportunities for Background Screeners” that will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on September 15, 2020. To register for the virtual conference, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2020-annual-conference/register/.
A significant number of workers are engaged in the “gig economy” and background checks part of the marketing and risk strategies used by these “platform” firms to create consumer trust. However, screening gig economy workers is more complex than it sounds and the session by Rosen will explore potential landmines and traps.
Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the PBSA in 2003 and served as the first co-chair in 2004. In 2019, Rosen was awarded the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions that have advanced excellence in the background screening profession.
The 2020 PBSA Annual Conference will offer expert presenters speaking about a diverse range of educational topics that include global screening techniques, strategic business sessions, technology and information security practices, legal and compliance guidelines, legislative updates, and what is on the horizon for PBSA members.
Attendees new to the screening industry and seasoned experts will receive valuable information and resources. Companies offering screening services and products will also attend. For more information about the conference – which is scheduled for September 14 to 15, 2020 – visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2020-annual-conference/.
Founded in 2003 as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the PBSA was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services and currently has nearly 900 member companies. To learn more about the PBSA, visit www.thepbsa.org.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that spreads from person to person. As of August 4, 2020, there are approximately 18.3 million global cases and 694,000 global deaths, while the United States leads the world with approximately 4.7 million cases and 155,000 deaths, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.
Founded in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a founding member of the PBSA and is accredited by the PBSA under the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) that recognizes excellence in background screening organizations. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.
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