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Weeding Out the Bad Candidates: Best Practices for Resume Review and Pre-Screening

Learn how you can work efficiently and effectively to find the best talent within the constraints of applicable laws.

Identifying and attracting the most qualified employees can be a difficult and time-consuming process, complicated by a myriad of associated legal issues. Many employers fail to realize the potential exposure associated with certain hiring processes. It is crucial to understand the issues and hazards associated with recruiting in order to mitigate those risks. This topic will help those responsible for hiring understand the potential issues that may arise and considerations for how to prevent those issues.

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Agenda

Attracting Qualified Applicants

  • What to Post and What to Avoid
    • How to Avoid Potentially Discriminatory Language
    • What Job Requirements to Include
    • Commitment to DEI
  • Where to Post
    • Legal Implications of Posting on Certain Sites (i.e., Posting on Social Media and Reaching a Younger Demographic)
    • Reaching Diverse Applicants Post on Diverse Job Boards

Resume Review/Screening

  • Information That Can Be a Proxy for Protected Status
    • Gaps in Resume Gender/Parental Status/Criminal Background Discrimination
    • OverQualified Candidates Age Discrimination
  • Ban-the-Box Laws
  • Implicit Bias
    • Studies Regarding Identical Resumes With Stereotypically Black/Latino or White Names
  • How to Avoid Implicit Bias
    • Anonymize Resumes
    • Use AI in Screening
  • Are Employers Liable When Screening Is Done by Third Party (Temp Agency, Recruiter, etc.)?

Taking Into Consideration Information From Sources Other Than Application

  • Pros and Cons of using Google/Looking at Social Media

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This course was last revised on October 12, 2021.

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  • HR Certification Institute 1.0
     
  • This E-Learning program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     

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  • Those applying for AIA and HRCI must view 100% of the program and answer the questions following the program.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Gregory P. Abrams

Gregory P. Abrams

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • He represents and counsels employers in all facets of labor and employment law
  • An experienced litigator who regularly defends companies in state and federal courts as well as in front of administrative agencies throughout the country in all types of employment litigation including class actions, collective actions, wage and hour matters, discrimination claims, noncompetition claims, trade secrets appropriation, and other similar claims
  • Regularly presents at CLEs and other speaking engagements regarding all facets of the employment relationship; he has written and been published extensively on employment and privacy-related issues and has been quoted and interviewed by multiple national media outlets on these topics
  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois
  • Graduate, University of Chicago Law School and University of Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at 312-356-5047 or [email protected]
Katrina W. Forsyth

Katrina W. Forsyth

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Associate at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including litigation, compliance with federal and state labor laws and regulations, hiring and termination of employment, wage and hour requirements, and employee discipline
  • Also advises employers on practices and procedures such as drafting and distributing employment policies and employee handbooks; she has represented clients ranging from nonprofit organizations with fewer than 10 employees to large international corporations
  • Prior to joining the Faegre Drinker Biddle and Reath, she was an attorney at a national law firm with a primary focus on employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes
  • Admitted to practice law in California
  • Graduate, University of California, Hastings College of the Law and George Washington University
  • Can be contacted at 310-203-4063 or [email protected]
Caroline L. Guensberg

Caroline L. Guensberg

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Law clerk at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Assists in advising and representing employers on labor and employment issues with an emphasis on wage and hour and discrimination issues
  • Prior to joining Faegre Drinker Biddle and Reath, she was an attorney at a national law firm with a primary focus employment and labor, and served as a judicial clerk
  • Regularly researches and writes client updates and alerts for the firm’s labor and employment group
  • Admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia
  • Graduate, George Washington University Law School and from Wake Forest University
  • Can be contacted at 415-591-7511 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 408591
Published 2021
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