ESR Releases First Online Course on Safe Hiring and Pre-Employment Screening

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ESR Safe Hiring Certification Training helps avoid "bad hire nightmares" with intensive 30-hour online educational course for employers, risk management and hiring professionals.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading nationwide pre-employment background screening firm, announced today the release of the ESR Safe Hiring Certification Training, an intensive 30-hour online educational and professional development course in safe hiring and employment screening.

The online course is the first in-depth training and education opportunity aimed at employers, human resource and security professionals, and anyone responsible for risk management and due diligence in hiring. The 21 self-paced lessons include a 190-page workbook and study guide and over 300 quiz questions.

Key lessons include:

  • How to implement a safe hiring program;
  • Laws governing safe hiring such as negligent hiring, privacy, discrimination and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA);
  • The hiring process, including applications, interviews and past employment checks;
  • How to legally and effectively obtain and utilize criminal records;
  • Other types of background check information such as education, credit reports, past employment, military and driving records.

The course also covers topics such as selecting and working with screening firms, international background checks, drug testing, preventing workplace violence, terrorist searches, the pros and cons of databases, preventing theft and embezzlement and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Successful completion of the course leads to a Certificate of Completion, marking a significant professional accomplishment.

The textbook for the course is the “Safe Hiring Manual-The Complete Glide to Keeping Criminals, Terrorists and Imposters Out of Your Workplace," the definitive book on safe hiring and pre-employment screening background checks by ESR President and attorney Lester S. Rosen. (Facts on Demand Press/512 pages)

The ESR Safe Hiring Certification Training is available at    

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“Given that the cost of employees is typically the largest single item in any firm’s budget, and employee problems and turnover represent a significant area of exposure to any firm, a professional development and educational course on how to minimize that risk is long overdue,” explained attorney Lester S. Rosen, the author of the course and president of ESR. “This course is aimed at helping employers and hiring professionals exercise due diligence in hiring,” Rosen added, “and to learn techniques to legally and effectively avoid the legal and financial nightmare associated with a bad hire.”

The course can be utilized as part of a training program for Human Resources, Security or anyone else with hiring responsibilities or as part of an on-the-job training requirement. Completing the course will help employers demonstrate due diligence, minimize risks related to hiring and to reduce costs associated with poor hiring. The course also provides tools and forms necessary to implement a program for cost-effective screening that also helps provide legal protection. The final lesson assists a learner to take a self-audit that measures the effectiveness of the current hiring procures.

About Employment Screening Resources

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is the firm that wrote the book on pre-employment background screening checks,“The Safe Hiring Manual-The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Terrorists and Imposters Out of Your Workplace.” ESR was also ranked as the top background screening firm in the United States in the first independent study of the industry. See story. ESR’s mission is to bring professional consulting resources to an industry that largely focuses on providing data as a commodity. ESR combines human resources, public records and legal expertise in providing employers with fast, accurate and cost-effective employment pre-screening nationwide. ESR specializes in legal compliance, criminal records, reference checking, drug testing and international background screenings. From its national headquarters in Novato, California, ESR serves employers across the United States from start-ups to divisions of Fortune 500 companies through its 24/7 online state of the art ESRnet system.


Jared Callahan Sales & Marketing Director

Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

PH: 415-898-0044, ext. 240



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