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SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference and Exposition

April 24 - 26, 2017


URL: http://conferences.shrm.org/talent-conference

Event: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Date/Location: April 24-26, 2017, Chicago, Illinois

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Webinar 1

Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Monday, April 24, 2017 from 10:45 AM  to 12:00 PM CST

Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants online. However, the unrestricted use of social media and search engines in the hiring process can be risky. This session will examine the pros and cons of utilizing social media, including what is available online, discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. Learn strategies for getting the information you may need while minimizing potential dangers.

Recertification /Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how employers, human resources and recruiters are using search engines and social network sites to source and screen candidates.
  • Review what sites are available and what you may find.
  • Understand the risks in using these sites.
  • How discrimination laws and rules concerning off-duty conduct apply.
  • Uncover best practices for all stakeholders: Employers, HR, recruiters and the job applicant.
  • Learn how to guard against fraudulent online degrees and job histories.

Workplace Application:

Learn how to navigate through legal and practical pitfalls of using social media and the internet as part of the hiring process.

Link: https://conferences.shrm.org/conference/2017-talent-management-conference-exposition/session/social-media-background-screening-it

Webinar 2

Smart Stage for the Talent Management Conference & Exposition

The Case for Hiring Slow and Firing Fast

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 3:50 PM to 4:08 PM CST

Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation

Summary:

Many organizations are surprised when they need to fill a position quickly and they end up with a candidate that does not work out. Just as harmful is keeping someone who needs to go.  Unfortunately, both scenarios can be indicators of bigger problems in the organization and can even be a sign that a firm is fundamentally out of alignment. This discussion will reveal the advantages of hiring slow and firing fast and how problems in the hiring and termination process may be a symptom of more fundamental issues that need to be addressed.

Link: https://conferences.shrm.org/conference/2017-talent-management-conference-exposition/session/smart-stage-case-hiring-slow-and

Webinar 3

Legal and Effective Reference Checking, Credential and Education Verification

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM CST

Summary:

With hiring decision becoming more critical in challenging economic times, verifying past employment, credentials and education and obtaining references have become critical. Unfortunately, falsifying or inflating employment and educational accomplishments has become a significant problem for employers. Legal limitations also create barriers for human resources professional when obtaining and giving past employment information. This workshop reviews legal and effective technique for the reference checking process and how to verify education and spot phony credentials and worthless degree mills. New technologies and approaches will also be reviewed, as well as special issues involving international credentials and the role of social media sites and Web 2.0 in the process.

Recertification /Learning Objectives:

  • Learn effective and legal strategies to verify an applicant's past employment and education accomplishments.
  • Explore why employment references create legal issues for employers and strategies for obtaining information and dealing with requests from other employers.
  • Learn why phony education credentials are problematic and how to spot degree mills.
  • Review new technologies and approaches to credentials verifications.
  • Understand special issues when it comes to social media and sites and international employment and education verification.

Workplace Application:

Learn how to effectively verify past employment and education information, as well as tools to spot phony credentials and fake degrees.

Link: https://conferences.shrm.org/conference/2017-talent-management-conference-exposition/session/legal-and-effective-reference


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