How to Legally and Meaningfully Discuss Criminal History with Applicants
Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant. In 1999, he created Imperative to bring high quality, high tech, and high touch to the employment background screening market. Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies. Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year. Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work lists for both Fort Worth and Texas and was named the Texas state chamber of commerce’s small business of the year. Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife and they are one high-school graduation or juvenile court sentencing away from being empty nesters. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.
Nationwide, the "ban the box" or "fair chance hiring" movement is limiting when and what employers can ask applicants about their criminal history. Federal agencies like the EEOC, state legislatures, and even municipalities have weighed in on this topic, leaving employers in a quandary as to how to make an informed hiring decision without running afoul of myriad laws. In this one-hour presentation, we will discuss what and when to ask applicants about their criminal history.
During this session, you will learn about:
Employer's legal and practical uncertainty about discussing criminal history with applicants.
- Clarify why employers should ask applicants about their criminal history.
- Understand when employers can ask about criminal history.
- Learn how to respond to applicant's criminal history disclosures.
* ZOOM WEBINAR *
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Once you register for the webinar, you will immediately receive a confirmation email with the webinar link and passcode.
This program is Pending
1.0 hour re-certification credit with SHRM and HRCI