Background Checks: New Realities



Presenter: Kathleen Lundquist, APTMetrics

Original Program Date: November 2018 (available for on-demand viewing through February 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

The use of background checks has undergone a transformation in the past few years. New more permissive drug laws, criminal justice reform and declining unemployment rates have increased the pressure on organizations to reconsider restrictive background check criteria (e.g., prior marijuana possession convictions). In this program, Dr. Kathleen Lundquist from APTMetrics will look at trends in background screening. She'll look at how ban-the-box initiatives at the state and local level have affected employers and how employers can determine when and what type of screening is appropriate. She will also look at when and how employers continue to screen workers after they are on the job.

Learn about our speaker About the Presenter: Kathleen K. Lundquist, Ph.D., is president and CEO of APTMetrics, an international firm which consults with Fortune 100 employers on the design and implementation of HR processes, including screening and background checks. She is a nationally recognized organizational psychologist who testifies frequently as an expert witness in employment discrimination class-action lawsuits for both defendants and plaintiffs. Lundquist frequently serves as a court-appointed expert in diversity measurement and the design and implementation of legally defensible HR processes for organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Dell, Sodexo, The Coca-Cola Company, Abercrombie & Fitch and Ford Motor Company.

Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM, as well as recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

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