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Doublecheck SHRM Podcast

Welcome to SHRM's new podcast series, featuring conversations about employers' background screening practices.

Leading these programs are two authorities on the subject:

Dr. Kathleen Lundquist is president and CEO of APTMetrics, Inc., an international firm based in Connecticut, which consults with Fortune 100 employers on the design and implementation of HR processes. Dr. Lundquist is a nationally recognized organizational psychologist who testifies frequently as an expert witness in employment discrimination class-action lawsuits for both defendants and plaintiffs. Dr. Lundquist frequently serves as a court- appointed expert in diversity measurement and the design and implementation of legally defensible human resources processes.

David Fortney is co-founder of Fortney & Scott, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm counseling and advising clients on the full spectrum of work-place related matters. Mr. Fortney has a broad-based practice representing and counseling employers and executives in employment and labor cases. He frequently represents clients before federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor's agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Fortney has been widely recognized for his professional accomplishments, including being named one of the leading employment lawyers in Washington, D.C. by the CHAMBERS USA survey of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Available programs:

You can play these programs from this page, or download them and bring them into iTunes or other media players. The program will be available soon for listening and downloading through iTunes.

  • Overview: The state of background checks, how do you decide to investigate and what do you do when you find something of concern in a candidate's past?


  • The Green Factors: It's not about the environment. It's all about the strategy to ensure your background check practices won't land you in hot water.


  • Validated Processes: Will the approach your company is taking for background checking stand up in court?


  • Recent Developments: Hear about recent court cases and regulations that affect how you screen employees.

More programs may be added to this series -- please check back! And, let us know what you think. Use this form to send feedback.