Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification

Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
Learn how to navigate through legal and practical roadblocks when it comes to both obtaining and proving past employment information, as well as tool to spot phony credentials and fake degrees.
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Track: Employment Law & Legislation

With hiring decision becoming more critical in challenging economic times, verifying past employment and education and obtaining references have become critical. Unfortunately, falsifying or inflating employment and educational accomplishments has become a significant problem for employers. Legal limitations also create barriers for human resources professional when obtaining and giving past employment information. This workshop reviews legal and effective technique for the reference checking process and how to verify education and spot phony credentials.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) an accredited nationwide background screening firm. He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual-- the Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (3d Edition 2017). He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues and has testified as an expert witness in court cases. Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit