Background Checks And Safe Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, And Best Practices
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 as 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.
This session will review the top ten trends and best practices for when it comes to background checks and safe hiring, including the use of social networking sites, the EEOC approach to the use of criminal records and credit reports, international background screening, resume fraud, dealing with temporary workers, privacy, off-shoring of personal data, and tools to protect against workplace violence.What You'll Learn:
By attending this training session, you and/or your team will learn legally-complaint best practices a firm can utilize to avoid a bad hire, yet keep itself productive and out of court. Specifically, we'll cover:
- The current trends, best practices, and legal developments affecting due diligence and hiring
- Cutting-edge issues such as the new EEOC focus on criminal records and credit reports
- Guidance for using social networking sites
- Tips for international background screening
- Steps for dealing with resume fraud
- Best practices for handling temporary workers, privacy, and off-shoring of personal data
- Tools to protect against workplace violence