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The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 - What Every Employer Needs to Know

Instructor: Lester S Rosen
Product ID: 704628
  • Duration: 75 Min
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In this training program, attendees will understand why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers. This program will review the top ten trends and best practices for 2016 when it comes to background checks and safe hiring. Learn steps employers can take immediately to help ensure legal compliance and how to deal with Ban the Box rules concerning criminal records.

Course "The Top Ten Trends for Background Checks in 2016 - What Every Employer Needs to Know" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1.5 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
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Why Should You Attend:

Employers have long recognized that conducting due diligence on new hires is a mission critical task. Firms cannot afford to be sidetracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers can be sued for negligent hiring if they hire someone they should have known, through the exercise of due diligence, was dangerous, unfit, dishonest or unqualified.

Employee problems are caused by problem employees, and this session will help HR professionals avoid bad hires in the first place by keeping current on trends, best practices and legal developments affecting background checks and due diligence in their hiring programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why background checks and due diligence have become mission critical for employers.
  • Understand the current trends, best practices and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring.
  • Understand why there has been a dramatic increase in class action lawsuits over background checks.
  • Get acquainted with cutting edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports and the use of social network sites.
  • Learn steps employers can take immediately to help ensure legal compliance.
  • How to deal with “Ban the Box” rules concerning criminal records.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Increased government oversight of background checks
  • The “Ban the Box” movement
  • Class action lawsuits over the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • The use of social networking sites for screening
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approach to the use of criminal records by employers
  • Privacy concerns over international background screening
  • Disruptive marketing buzz in the HR world
  • Legally complaint best practices to keep a business productive and out of court and steps a firm can take immediately to avoid a bad hire

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human resources professionals
  • Hiring and employment managers
  • Employers and business owners
  • Talent management officers
  • Risk, audit, and compliance personnel
  • Anyone involved with the hiring and/or retention process at a company

Instructor Profile:

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program. ESR also successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit report to ensure data protection.

He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers (728 pages-Facts on Demand Press/2nd Edition / October 2012), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also written “The Safe Hiring Audit,” published in 2008.

He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.

Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.

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