Do you know how to conduct police background checks for prospective employees? Do you know how to do it without breaching their privacy and human rights?
Employers need to be able to screen their prospective employees to help ensure that they can be trusted, do not pose threats of workplace violence, are permitted to work with certain vulnerable constituencies, and many other reasons.
At the same time, the process of obtaining police record checks potentially engages certain privacy, human rights and employment obligations that employers need to be aware of in order to avoid missteps and potential liability.
This program will help employers to navigate these issues so that they can conduct reasonable and appropriate police record checks.
- Learn about different types of police background checks;
- Learn how to incorporate background checks into the hiring process;
- Learn how background checks can impact a prospective employee's rights and what you can do to avoid infringing those rights;
- Learn which matters on a background check the company can rely on in deciding whether to hire the prospective employer; and
- Learn the risks that arise if your company does not handle the background check properly.
Who should attend?
HR Professionals at companies that:
- Wish to introduce police background checks into their hiring process;
- Have concerns about their existing use of background checks;
- Are responsible for the well-being of children or other vulnerable persons.