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Due Diligence of Reference Checks

OnDemand Webinar (95 minutes)

Understand the importance of verifying past employment and best practices in spotting false credentials.This topic 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 employer's 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, and 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 information will examine the new trend towards prohibiting inquiries about past salary, and how employers can comply with these new requirements.

Authors

Lester S. Rosen, Esq., Employment Screening Resources

Agenda

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