Safe Hiring Audit The Employer's Guide to Implementing a Safe Hiring Program

ISBN-10: 1889150517

ISBN-13: 9781889150512

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lester S. Rosen

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The Safe Hiring Audit provides a blueprint to evaluate and improve a company's hiring procedures. Companies of all sizes can identify potential problems and insure compliant hiring practices. Assess all company procedures in the hiring process, Establish legally defensible practices for dealing with potentially problematic applicants, Ideal for employers, business owners, HR professionals, hiring managers and security professionals - anyone with hiring responsibilities. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Facts on Demand Press
Publication date: 6/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Introduction: Why a Safe Hiring Program is so Importantp. 9
Critical Issues Employers Face
If Your Firm is Sued, Can You Show Due Diligence?
The Best Defense - A Safe Hiring Program
A Key Partner for Employers: A Pre Employment Screening Company
Introducing the Safe Hiring Program and Auditp. 19
Definition of a Safe Hiring Program
Key Components of a Safe Hiring Program
The Pre-Employment Screening Process
Issues for Small Employers
The 25-Step Safe Hiring Audit
Start with a Benchmark Exercise
Take the Audit
Conclusion-How Do Your Practices Measure Up?
Setting Written Policies, Practices, and Proceduresp. 29
Key Terms: Policies, Practices, Procedures
The Elements of the S.A.F.E. System
Place Language for Background Screening in the Employee Manual
Use a Safe Hiring Statement
Document the Company's Policies
The Application and Interview Processes
Establish a Safe Hiring Checklist
Summary and Best Practices
Legal Compliance Issuesp. 41
Understanding the FCRA is Very Important
The Good News and the Bad News About the FCRA
The FCRA in Four Easy Steps
Other Important FCRA Provisions
Federal Lawsuit Demonstrates What Employers Should NOT Do
State Laws Controlling CRA Activities
Hiring Employees in Multiple States? Which State Laws Apply
Does the FCRA Apply to Employers Performing Background Checks In-House?
Sources of Information About the FCRA
Federal and State Discrimination Laws
How to Avoid Previous Names and Marital Status Discrimination
How to Avoid Age Discrimination
Safe Hiring Programs and Privacy Laws
Discrimination and Privacy - Conclusion
Summary and Best Practices
The Application Processp. 77
The Application Process Starts BEFORE the Application Is Filled Out
Using the Application Form as a Hiring Tool
Establish Who Is Responsible For Applications and Application Review
The Reasons Why Employers Should Not Rely on Resumes
10 Critical Items Every Application Needs
The Critical Areas and Questions Applications Must Avoid
10 Sure Signs of a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen
Review the Form with the Applicant
Applications and the Disclosure of Criminal Records
Where to Find a Good Application Form
Summary and Best Practices
The Interview Processp. 93
The Importance of Interviews
Advantages of a Structured Interview
The 5 Questions That Should Be Asked In Every Interview
Training the Interviewer: The Questions Not to Ask - and Why
Additional Integrity Questions - That are Legal to Ask
Train Interviewers to Spot Red Flag Behavior
Summary and Best Practices
Checking Past Employment & Education Credentialsp. 111
Trust, but Verify
Legal and Effective Past Employment Checks
How Far Back Should Reference Checks Go?
Who Should Make the Past Employment Calls?
Using Safe Hiring Procedures in a Quality Reference Checking System
Suggestions on How to Deal with Requests for References
Education and Credentials Verifications
Using Safe Hiring Procedures in a Quality Education/Credentials Checking
System
How to Recognize Diploma Mills
Verify High Schools, Trade Schools, and Distance Learning Programs
Credentials Verifications
Conclusion-Educational Credentials Checking
Summary and Best Practices
Criminal Record Issues Important to Employersp. 137
Criminal Record Searches are a Critical Part of Due Diligence
Misconceptions About Searching Criminal Records
Why Criminal Records Are Not All Created Equal
Criminal Case Flowchart
There is No National Criminal File Available to Private Employers
Take Caution When Using "National Databases"
Take Caution When Using Government Databases
Record Searching at Courthouses
Watch for Non-Criminal Offense Records
Using Misdemeanors Records
Sources of Criminal-Related Records
Summary and Best Practices
Limitations and Legal Use of Criminal Recordsp. 161
How to Deal with the Discovery of a Criminal Record
When the Applicant Reports the Record
When the Applicant Lied and Did Not Reveal a Criminal Record
When Arrests and Convictions Occur After Employment
Arrest Only Records are Subject to Special Rules
Special State Rules For Using Criminal Records
Special Rules About Mandatory Criminal Record Checks
Three Common Employer Policy Mistakes When Using Criminal Records
Suggested Language for Employer Policies
With All of These Rules, Are Criminal Records Still Worth Accessing?
Summary and Best Practices
Other Important Screening Tool for Employersp. 181
Screening Tools to Consider
Form I-9 and E-Verify
The Social Security Trace and Verification
Using Credit Reports
Driving Records
Drug Testing
Internet and Social Networking Sites
Civil Lawsuits
Judgments, Liens, and Bankruptcies
Military Records
Security Clearances
Sexual Offender Registries
Workers' Compensation Records
International Screening
Legal Implications for Employers Doing International Background Checks
Summary and Best Practices
Implementing the Screening Processp. 213
The First Steps in the Screening Process
Choosing the Screening Level
Screening: In-house or Outsource?
Document the Mechanics of the Screening Program
Using Electronic Signatures
Q & A on Other Screening Issues
When the Employer Decides Not to Hire the Applicant
Screening Current Employees
The Importance of Consistency and Scope
Summary and Best Practices
Screening Essential Non-Employeesp. 237
What Are the Employer's Screening Duties?
Screening Vendors and Independent Contractors
Staffing Firms and Temporary Workers
Screening Volunteers
Workers in the Home
Hiring Seasonal or Temporary Contract Personnel
About Hiring Juveniles
Summary and Best Practices
Appendix
FCRA Summariesp. 251
About Title VII EEOC Noticesp. 265
The Application Process Checklistp. 269
Verification & Reference Worksheetp. 273
The Safe Hiring Timelinep. 277
Description of Pre-Employment Toolsp. 279
Index
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