Safe Hiring Manual Revised and Updated in Fourth Printing

September 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Novato, CA—Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading global pre-employment background screening firm, announced today the release of an updated and revised fourth printing of "The Safe Hiring Manual -The Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Terrorists and Imposters Out Of Your Workplace," by Lester S. Rosen.

"The Safe Hiring Manual" is the first comprehensive book on how to conduct background checks and how to exercise due diligence throughout the hiring process. The revised release examines developing issues in background checking, such as the use of the Internet and social networking sites to screen candidates, screening employees post-hire and the dangers of utilizing home-based operators or foreign data centers for background screening. The book also updates users on new laws and recent developments in the use of credit reports.

Published by Facts on Demand Press, "The Safe Hiring Manual" is written for employers, human resource departments, security professionals, staffing vendors, background firms, private investigators, and labor lawyers. The 512-page book significantly increases an employer's chance of avoiding the financial and legal nightmares of even one bad hiring decision.

"This book is intended as the first comprehensive guide to background checks and safe hiring for employers," explains author Rosen. "The book provides a number of practical, cost-free 'how-to' steps that employers can take immediately to avoid hiring criminals with unsuitable records and imposters. It is also intended as a detailed reference book on background checks and best practices."

The Safe Hiring Manual covers:
—Effective use of applications, interviews and past employer checks as key hiring tools.
—Verifying educational degrees and credentials, and how to legally obtain and use criminal records.
—Compliance with legal mandates including the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), EEOC issues, Patriot Act, Privacy laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, state law compliance, negligent hiring and other legal issues.
—In-depth pre-employment background screening and investigative techniques.
—Critical information on how to identify terrorists and perform international background checks.
—How to audit the effectiveness of your current hiring program, how to select a pre-employment screening firm and how the background screening industry works.

The book also serves as the text for the only professional development course available on background checks, the 30 hour "Safe Hiring Certification Course," available at:

Author Lester S. Rosen is an attorney-at-law and founder of Employment Screening Resources (, a national pre-employment background screening firm. He is a past co-chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Mr. Rosen is a frequent presenter nationwide at human resources and security conferences.

The book is available from Amazon and from major booksellers nationwide.

The Safe Hiring Manual
512 pages
Revised 2007
Lester S. Rosen
Facts on Demand Press (