The top ten trends for background checks in 2016 - what every employer needs to know

Lester-S. Rosen
Speaker: Lester S. Rosen
Founder & CEO, Employment Screening Resources
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Duration: 60 Minutes
Product Code: 300020
Level: Beginner
Key Take Away

Review the top ten trends and best practices in 2016 for background checks and safe hiring to keep a business productive and out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.


Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this webinar will help HR professionals to get background investigator training to avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in their hiring programs.

why should you attend

Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers can be sued for negligent hiring if they hire someone they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified.

Areas Covered in this Webinar

This webinar will review the top ten trends and best practices for 2016 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring, including “Ban the Box”, class action lawsuits over the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the use of social networking sites, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international background screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy and off shoring of personal data, and workplace violence training. Learn legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers
  • Understand the current trends, best practices and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring
  • Understand why there has been a dramatic increase in class action lawsuits over background checks
  • Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC complaint on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites
  • Understand the very real threat of lawsuits including class action suits against employers that fail to screen or fail to follow the law
  • Legal compliance training to ensure that steps are taken immediately to help employers 
  • How to deal with “Ban the Box” rules concerning criminal records

Who Will Benefit
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Hiring and Employment Managers 
  • Employers and Business Owners
  • Talent Management Officers
  • Risk, Audit and Compliance Personnel
  • Anyone involved with the hiring and/or retention process at a company
Speakers Profile
Lester S. Rosen

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program.

He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers, the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008.

He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.  

Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

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