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Top 10 Hiring Pitfalls - Webinar

  • ID: 4515235
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Make sure your hiring practices are in compliance with increased regulation in the hiring process.

Hiring is one of the most important steps in the employment relationship. Ideally, employers want to know as much information as possible about a candidate before making a hiring decision. Unfortunately, this process is also becoming more complex and stressful as an increasing number of jurisdictions have passed laws regulating the hiring process, including banthebox ordinances and prohibitions on salary inquiries, which limit an employers ability to fully vet a candidate. On the flip side, an employer is also expected to exercise as much due care as possible to ensure that it is hiring only highly qualified candidates without regard to any protected category, but with due regard for the employees risk to the safety of others. This topic will take you through some of the most common, complex and often overlooked pitfalls in the hiring process which can expose an employer to liability from several angles, including background checks, banthebox, previous salary inquiries, EEO concerns and negligent hiring claims.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to describe what factors should weigh most heavily in hiring decisions.
  • You will be able to identify which questions you can ask during an interview and which you cant.
  • You will be able to discuss the components of a good offer letter.
  • You will be able to explain when background checks are advisable and appropriate.
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  • Not Having a Written Job Description
  • Asking Prohibited Questions
  • Asking Permissible Questions, but at the Wrong Time
  • Crossing the Fine Line Between Bonding and Bias - Stray Remarks and Inquiries
  • Not Performing a Background Check
  • Performing a Background Check Without the Correct Paperwork
  • "Googling" Candidates
  • Drug Testing Conundrums
  • Not Using a Written Offer Letter
  • Not Documenting the Entire Hiring Process
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Amber M. Spataro - Littler Mendelson P.C.
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This webinar is designed for human resource managers, personnel managers, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, benefits and payroll professionals, controllers, accountants, and attorneys.
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