Background Screening, References and Pre-Employment Testing Webinar
Failure to adequately check or test background of applicants can result in harm and liability for negligent hiring and reckless endangerment. BUT the “victims” of improper background investigations also have legal challenges under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, discrimination laws and invasion of privacy cases (see complete description below).
Webinar Description and Audience
Failure to adequately check or test background of applicants can result in harm and liability for negligent hiring and reckless endangerment. BUT the “victims” of improper background investigations also have legal challenges under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, discrimination laws and invasion of privacy cases. The EEOC has issued rules governing the improper use of criminal record background checks and is now filing cases against employers. However, other laws require these same record searches. Can you be caught between conflicting laws?
The hiring process can result in finding the ideal employee, OR in legal liability. A major cause of liability is improper pre-employment testing. The tests or manner of administering them too often violate the ADA, Title VII and other discrimination and privacy laws. The ADA requires “validity” for testing.
What makes a test valid? What violates the law? What are the do’s and don’ts? This program covers the employer’s need for secure and effective hiring while avoiding improper practices. The presentation covers negligent hiring, criminal background checks, Fair Credit Reporting Act, reference checks, pre-employment testing and the ADA, Title VII discrimination, honesty, “right fit” and personality traits testing.
•Learn the EEOC guidance relating to performing background checks
•Understand how the concept of negligent hiring of medical personnel applies in situations where inadequate background checks and references are performed
•Understand the requirements associated with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
•Learn what protections you do have in giving and receiving references
•Understand the ADA, Title VII and civil suit parameters for pre-employment, right-fit and honesty testing
Who Should Attend?
HR Managers, business owners, Executives, Recruiters, Anyone with a role in the hiring process.
Continuing Education Credits (CEC)
This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.
Delivery Option Descriptions
With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. Participants can type and send their questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate in the same room.
SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO RECORDING:
With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The weblink will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.
CD-ROM VIDEO RECORDING:
If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.
Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company. They can even be customized to best fit your needs. To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.