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Reference Checking and Education Verification Compliance - Webinar

  • ID: 4720037
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Make sure you are in compliance when checking up on applicants' references, education, and salary history.

This content reviews legal and effective techniques for the reference checking processes including how to verify education, spot worthless degrees and phony employment credentials. It will also cover the legal landscape concerning past employment references, including an employers potential liability when providing information. Other topics include best practices when asking for past employment information and helpful insights and best practices in obtaining past employment references.

Other areas will include special issues such as handling verification of current employment, what to do if the past employer no longer exists, military employment and dealing with employment databases. New technologies and approaches will also be reviewed such as verifications by email, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media sites and Web 2.0 in the process. This topic will examine the new trend towards prohibiting inquiries about past salary, and how employers can comply with these new requirements.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to identify effective and legal strategies to verify an applicants past employment and education accomplishments.
  • You will be able to review why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
  • You will be able to describe why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
  • You will be able to review new technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.
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Why It Is Critical to Verify Past Employment and Education Credentials

The Trends Toward an Increase in False Credentials
  • False Credentials Are on the Rise
  • Numerous Tools Now Available for Dishonest Applicants to Fake Their Past
  • Why Employers Are at a Disadvantage in Discovering Fake Credentials
Verifying Past Employment
  • Understanding the Difference Between Verification and References
  • Legal and Practical Impediments to Requesting and Obtaining Past Employment Verification's and References
  • Practical Steps and Tools to Use When Trying to Verify Past Employment
  • Who Should Seek Past Employment Information-Human Resources, Hiring Managers or Background Firms?
  • Practical Steps to Take When Another Employer Asks You for Information About One of Your Former Employees
  • New Technologies Available to Facilitate Past Employment Information and Their Pros and Cons
  • What Is the Value of Business Connection Websites Where Consumers List Their Credentials and Accomplishments?
  • New Laws Prohibiting Employers From Asking Applicants About Their Past Salary and Concerns About Wage Equality
  • Other Special Issues Such as Military Experience, Dealing With Employment Gaps and Younger Workers With a Limited Employment History
Educational Credentials
  • The Trend Towards False Educational Credentials and Worthless Degrees From Degree Mills
  • Tools Available to Applicants to Obtain Worthless Educational Degrees and Credentials
  • Steps Employers Can Take to Verity a Degree Is Authentic and From an Accredited School
  • Special Issues When It Comes to Educational Verifications
Additional Special Issues for Employers
  • Can Employers Rely Upon Social Media Checks to Verify Credentials? the Pros and Cons
  • Special Issues Surrounding International Credentials
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Lester S. Rosen, Esq. - Employment Screening Resources
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This webinar is designed for human resource professionals, personnel managers, benefits managers, business owners and managers, recruiters, payroll professionals and attorneys.
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