One: Legal Foundation For a Pre-Employment Screening Program And
• A Parade Of Horribles-Examples of why pre-employment
screening is essential
• A Safe Hiring Program-Understanding the
essentials of pre-employment screening and what it accomplishes
• Due Diligence And Negligent Hiring-How
negligent hiring lawsuits started and how pre-employment screening
shows due diligence.
• Elements Of A Safe Hiring System- Examples
of the successful screening process and a hiring checklist
• Complying With Discrimination And Privacy Laws-Federal
and state laws dealing with discrimination and privacy. Americans
With Disabilities Act (ADA) Avoid Previous names and martial status
discrimination. Avoiding age disaffirmation.
• Keeping It Legal-The Fair Credit Reporting Act-Understand
the fair Credit Reporting Act and it's restrictions.
Two-Essential Starting Points-The AIR Process (Application-Interview-references)
• Why Applications Are Vital- application
form as a hiring tool. Reasons not to rely on resumes. Ten critical
items every application needs. Critical areas and questions that
application must avoid. Ten other sure signs of a lawsuit waiting
to happen. Applications and the disclosure of criminal records.
Where to find good application form.
• The Interview Process-The importance of
interviews, advantages of structured interview, the integrity interview,
five questions that should be asked in every interview, why are
employment gaps so important, the questions not to ask and why,
looking for Greg flag behavior. Additional integrity questions.
• Legal And Effective Past Employment Checks-Why
verification checks are so critical (even if all you get back is
a name, rank and serial number. Importance of the reference check.
How far back should you go? Procedures needed to implement quality
references. Ten tips for effective telephone reference checks. Use
reference checks that are legal. Making the past employment calls.
Why employers will not given references. How to deal with requests
Section Three- Guidelines To Background
• Pre-Employment Screening--What Is It And Who Does
It- The pre-employment screening process. Screening Vs.
Investigations-not the same thing. Employment screening on the rise.
Background screening services and how they get their information.
Focus on legal compliance. Beware of bells and whistles.
• The Role And Legal Use Of Criminal Records-Why
criminal records are important indicators. EEOC and use of "arrest
only" records. FCRA compliance, When the applicant tells. When
the applicant lies. Other legal consideration.
• Where And How To Legally Obtain Criminal Records-Core
concept--there is NO central location for criminal records-the real
store about the FBI's criminal record database, determining where
to search, how to conduct a courthouse search, federal courts are
a separate system, databases to search for criminal records, taking
caution when using public databases and why, take caution when using
private databases and why.
• Using Credit reports And Social Security Traces-
Employers and credit reports, FAQ about credit reports, the Social
Security trace, Verifying a Social Security Number, Privacy and
Social Security Numbers, Using the SSN number to cross check the
application, SSN number tables.
• Education And Credentials Verifications-
How to perform verification, do not jump to conclusions, recognizing
diploma mills and worthless degrees, complexities of academic accrediting,
fake accreditation scams, high schools and trade schools, credentials
verifications, college and accreditation resources.
• Other Important Screening Tools-Driving
records, worker compensation records, civil lawsuits, judgments,
liens and bankruptcies, sexual offender databases, military records,
security clearances, merchant databases, national wants and warrants.
• Screening Essential Non-Employers- Screening
vendors and independent contractors, staffing firms and temporary
workers, volunteers, workers in home, heath care and other high-risk
• Employer Issues With IDs, ID Theft, And Privacy-The
problem of who is who, Identity in America, Identification criteria
used by employers, five tools to avoid fraudulent identification,
U.S. Citizenship and immigration services procedures, privacy issues.
• Important After Hire Issues-Orientations,
manuals, probation, screening current employees and other issues.
Section 4: Crucial Pre-Employment Screening
Program Reference Library
• The Safe Hiring Report Card-Take The Test-Economic
fallout from a bad hire and the solution .
• Special Issues And Trends In Pre-Employment
Screening-Employers come in all sizes. Special challenges faces
by small business. Large employers and their unique problems. Special
issues with the nontraditional workforce. Special problems for employers
with large hourly, seasonal, temporary contract workforces. Online
inkstand databases. Issues with a labor shortage market. Recruiters
banns safe hiring. Trends with embalmment kiosks. Candidates presenting
their own verified crede3ntials. Background screening and the creation
of a human database.
• International Background Checks-Introduction.
Why not to assume the government is screening from abroad. Types
of international checks. Screening versus investigation. Handling
special challenges with international background screenings. Performing
international criminal checks. Countries with accessible criminal
records. Verification of international schools and employment. Other
international due diligence steps. Legal implications of employers
doing international background checks. Privacy and data protection.
Introduction to safe harbor. Canada's strict privacy laws.
• Terrorist Searches, Terrorist databases And The
Patriot Act-The post 9/11 world and terrorist searches
for employers. Patriot ct and financial institutions. Terrorist
searches and other vital industries. Terrorist databases, the good
and the bad. OFAC frequently asked questions. Using all the tools.
Past employment verifications key to protection vital industries
• Dealing With Fraud, Embezzlement And Integrity
for honesty and morality. Uncovering and avoiding embezzlers,. Corporate
fraud and Sarbanes-Oxley. Psychological testing for honesty and
integrity. Honesty! Do honesty tests really work?!
• Workplace Violence workplace violence.
Who causes workplace violence. Preventing it. Other important issues.
• Drug Testing In The US- ABC's of drug testing.
Not all drug tests are created equal. How drug testing works. When
results are positives. Pros and cons of testing methods. Drug testing
costs and information resources.
A Criminal Records Primer-State and federal court systems. The federal
court system. Other important criminal records terms.
• The Pre-Employment Screening Industry-Introduction,
industry ratings, the role of the pre-employment screening industry
in the American economy, how pre-employment screening companies
perform their tasks. Development of an industry. NAPBS--the industry
FAQ On Working With A background Screening Company-Seventeen questions
a pre-employment screening company should ask itself and the seventeen
questions one using such a service should ask.
• Fair Credit Reporting Act Summaries
• Title VII EEOC Notices
• Forms And Interview Questions
• Timelines And Tools