Kennedy Information, the leading source on all things related to recruiting, is presenting a national Professional Development webinar on, “Avoiding Bad Hires: Strategies For Exercising And Rating Your Due Diligence.” The presentation is set for Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1 p.m. (ET). 

The presenter is ESR President Lester Rosen.

According to Kennedy Information:

“Let’s face it, the job market is extremely competitive and jobseekers everywhere are doing whatever it takes to land a job – including stretching the truth or outright lying on resumes, applications and in interviews. With a record number of candidates contacting recruiters, it is imperative to exercise due diligence. You can’t afford not to – a bad hire is a costly mistake with potential legal implications.

Employers who fail to exercise due diligence in their hiring practices risk hiring criminals, unqualified workers and can leave themselves exposed to workplace violence, theft or litigation. Save yourself the time and trouble, and join us on June 4 for practical, how-to advice on employing due diligence in the hiring process.

Key takeaways include:

–An overview of the laws related to negligent hiring; and complying with discrimination, privacy laws and identity theft

–Strategies that can be implemented immediately, at little or no cost, to protect your company from a bad hire and the time wasted recruiting, training and hiring the wrong talent

–How to audit your own hiring practices, in effort to avoid negligent hiring, wrongful termination lawsuits and other workforce problems

–A report card that grades your organization’s hiring due diligence”

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