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Novato, CA, United States, 2010/09/14 - President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Lester Rosen reviews hot button issues HR Professionals face during hiring including international screening, legal risks, discrimination, privacy, and use of social networking for background checks.
Author, speaker, and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the San Francisco area firm that literally “wrote the book on background checks,” will present two sessions at the 53rd Annual Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Pacific West HR Conference & Exhibition in Pasadena, CA on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The first session, “Everything HR and Recruiting Professionals Need to Know about Background Checks,” is 11:10 AM to 12:10 PM while the second session, “Pitfalls and Landmines in Using the Internet and Social Network Sites to Screen or Recruit,” is 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. To learn more, visit pacificwesthrconference.org/.
“To avoid the financial and legal nightmare of bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment background screening,” explains Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters, and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace,’ the first comprehensive book on employment screening. “However, screening is subject to intense legal regulation.”
• “Everything HR and Recruiting Professionals Need to Know about Background Checks” (Wednesday, 9/22/10, 11:10 AM to 12:10 PM) reviews the hot button screening issues for 2010, including discrimination lawsuits, privacy, the use of social networking sites, legal compliance, best practices for employers and recruiters, and international background checks.
• “Pitfalls and Landmines in Using the Internet and Social Network Sites to Screen or Recruit” (Wednesday, 9/22/10, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM) reveals potential legal landmines and practical risks involved with using social networking sites for screening as well as strategies to stay out of court.
“Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on job applicants by searching the internet and social networking sites,” says Rosen. “However, the use of these sites can present legal risks, including privacy and discrimination issues.”
Both sessions have been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for one (1) general recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification. Speaker Rosen is an attorney at law and a consultant, writer, and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman.
The Pacific West HR Conference is from September 21 to 23, 2010 and held by PIHRA, the largest chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the country with more than 5,200 members representing more than 3,000 firms.
About Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
Founded in 1996 in the San Francisco area, Employment Screening Resources (ESRcheck.com) is dedicated to promoting a safe workplace for both employers and employees and literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual - The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters, and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace” by ESR founder and President Lester Rosen. In 2003, ESR was rated the top U.S. employment screening firm in the first independent study of the industry. More recently, ESR produced an intensive 30-hour online Safe Hiring Certification Training course and has expanded to provide extensive international screening and applicant generated reports. To learn more about Employment Screening Resources, visit their website or contact Jared Callahan at 415.898.0044 or jcallahan[.]esrcheck.com.