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Debra Keller

Reference Services, Inc.
Background Screening (Afternoon)
What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Organization
Date: Sep 19, 2019 Beginning at 2:30 PM
Session Duration
1.25

Learning Objective
Learn the real reasons an organization should perform employee background checks; the components of a truly comprehensive background check – what you need; what you don’t. This covers negligent hiring liability. Learn where criminal records come from, what constitutes “good data” and the differences in manual county searches vs. ‘online’ instant searches – and the dangers instant data poses. Learn about ‘order review’ and why it’s important, fingerprinting (and why it’s not), credit reports & federal regulations. Learn how to avoid common compliancy problems; hot areas for litigation, including applicant authorization forms, adverse action; what charges you can consider and for how long – including state; federal regulations.

Session Description
Are you compliant with the FCRA? How do you know? In today's litigious environment, performing background checks is more important than ever. An employer can improve applicant quality, reduce employee theft and violence AND protect themselves from negligent hiring, which is very much in the headlines today. However, not understanding what makes a background check truly comprehensive or the differences between bad data and good data can almost render a background check useless. HR professionals are challenged to keep up with the ever-changing regulatory environment regarding the use of criminal records and consumer reports, while there's NO education provided on background screening. This presentation covers comprehensive reports, data sources, credit reports and many hot legal compliancy traps and how to avoid them. It’s a must attend for all HR professionals who are responsible for talent management, hiring & recruiting or compliance practices in their organization.

More About Debra Keller

Debra Keller is VP of Compliance at Reference Services, Inc. (RSI), a nationally accredited background screening firm. Deb is a national authority on background screening, regulatory compliance, the FCRA, the use of criminal records in the employment process and the EEOC ‘New’ Guidance of 2012. She’s a frequent speaker at State SHRM conferences across the country, spoke at the 2016 NATIONAL SHRM Conference, 2017 SHRM Talent Management Conference, 2017 WA Employment Law Conference and as well as numerous industry conferences. Deb holds the FCRA Advanced Certification credential, which designates advanced expertise in the FCRA & background screening. Deb leads a top industry compliance team and she and her firm care for clients in all industries, of all sizes, in all 50 states & internationally.