Webinar Shows Employers and HR Professionals How to Avoid Negligent Hiring with Background Checks

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, the founder and President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar for employers and Human Resource professionals titled ‘Avoiding Negligent Hiring with Background Checks’ on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time). For more information on the webinar, which is worth 1.5 HRCI Credits upon completion, please follow this link.

“Background checks are a necessary step in avoiding negligent hiring. Even after the most diligent candidate selection process, hiring someone without conducting a thorough background check can lead to major legal and financial ramifications for your company,” says Rosen, the author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ the first comprehensive guide for employment screening. “If your new hire is dishonest about his or her education, employment or criminal history, you could face the burden of having an unqualified worker wasting resources or even having a violent employee in your office.”

The 90 minute intermediate level webinar, available at Thompson Interactive, is targeted for an audience of Corporate Counsel, Executive Management, Human Resource Professionals, Hiring Managers, and Recruiters and will help them understand how to practice due diligence in hiring new employees. Rosen will discuss strategies and trends in obtaining and utilizing background information to avoid a negligent hiring lawsuit.  Learning points and questions to be answered include:

  • How can employers identify fraudulent employment and education credentials?
  • How do federal laws impact background checks?
  • Why are background checks a necessity for employers?
  • What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) stance on using criminal records, credit reports, and social networking sites to screen candidates?
  • What should employers do if they face a negligent hiring lawsuit?

Rosen founded Employment Screening Resources (ESR) to help both employers and employees maintain safe workplaces. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, the firm is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), a non-profit trade association serving the background screening industry. He is also a frequent presenter nationwide on employment screening and safe hiring issues for the ‘ESR Speaks’ background check training program. For more information, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR_Speaks.php.

Posted June 13, 2011 — By Tom Ahearn, ESR News Editor