Legal and Effective Reference Checking, Credential and Education Verification

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to effectively verify past employment and education information and will offer tools for spotting phony credentials and fake degrees.

Unfortunately, candidates who falsify or inflate their employment and educational accomplishments have become a significant problem for employers. Legal limitations also create difficulties when it comes to obtaining past employment information. During this session, you will:

·         Learn effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant's past employment and educational accomplishments.

·         Explore why the use of employment references creates legal issues and learn strategies for
           obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.

·         Review new technologies and approaches to credential verifications.

·         Understand special issues when it comes to social media and international employment and education verification.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law  and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company.  He is a consultant, writer, expert witness  and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” (3d Edition 2017/826 pages), 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. 

Columbus GH, East Tower, Ballroom Level
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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