Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present in-person for members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the hybrid 2021 SHRM Talent Conference & Expo that will be held online and in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 22 to 25, 2021.
Rosen will present the session “Legal and Effective Reference Checking & Credential and Education Verification” on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM Pacific Time. Attendees will learn how to effectively verify past employment and education information, as well as tools to spot phony credentials and fake degrees.
With hiring decisions becoming more critical in challenging economic times, verifying past employment, credentials, and education, as well as obtaining references, has become critical. Unfortunately, falsifying or inflating employment and educational accomplishments has become a significant problem for employers.
The session with Rosen will review legal and effective techniques for the reference-checking process and how to verify education and spot phony credentials. New technologies and approaches will also be reviewed, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media sites. Attendees of the session will:
- Learn effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant’s past employment and education accomplishments.
- Explore why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
- Learn why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
- Review new technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.
- Understand special issues when it comes to social media sites and international employment and education verification.
Registration is open for the 2021 SHRM Talent Conference & Expo. With more than 50 sessions over four days, 1,200 talent professionals will gather to support and shape the future of talent management and build better workplaces for all. To learn more about the event, visit https://conferences.shrm.org/talent-conference.
SHRM – the largest HR organization in the world – creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. With more than 300,000 HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. To learn more about SHRM, visit www.shrm.org.
Rosen is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive book on background screening. He served as the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA), served as its first co-chair, and received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check firm ranked the number one screening firm by HRO Today in 2020 – successfully renewed its status as a SHRM Recertification Provider for a two-year term from March 2, 2021, to March 31, 2023. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.
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