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Revised Form I-9: Are You Ready for January 22?

Region: United States
Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 12 pm ET | 9 am PT

Presenters: Dave Basham, Form I-9 & E-Verify SME, Department of Homeland Security; and Patricia Hanley, Director, Product Management, Sterling Talent Solutions.

On November 14, 2016, the USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9.

As mentioned on the USCIS website, “employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N. through January 21, 2017. By January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form. Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for all of their previously completed Forms I-9.”

Join our Form I-9 experts as we address:

  • Form I-9 revisions – What’s different and tips to help you stay compliant
  • Questions you may have about the revisions

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Recruiting in 2017: The New Normal

Region: United States
Date: Tuesday, January 24
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: Skip Hilton, VP Business Development, Jobvite; and John Sullivan, Partner Solution Director, Sterling Talent Solutions.

“Job creation has been steadily increasing ever since the recession, forcing recruiters to double up their efforts to fill positions with quality candidates. But there simply aren’t enough educated, talented, and qualified candidates to keep up with the demand. “As a result, recruiters must now go above and beyond by creating a compelling employer brand and an exceptional candidate experience to keep their companies growing.” (Dan Finnigan, CEO, Jobvite)

In this webinar, experts from Sterling Talent Solutions and Jobvite explore the research results and insights from Jobvite’s ninth Recruiter Nation survey, including:

  • How the job market is changing and what influence that has on the role of a recruiter
  • Which metrics you should be using to measure successful recruiting
  • What strategies recruiters are using to attract top talent in a candidate driven market

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Social Media Background Screening: Risks and Rewards

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, January 31
Time: 2 pm GMT

Presenters: Jamie Lawrence, Editor, HRZone.com; and Steven Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions.

According to the 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, 92% of recruiters are leveraging social media in the recruiting process. With 56% saying some of their best candidates are sourced through social networks, it’s important to fully understand your limitations and liabilities when using social media in the background screening phase of recruitment.

By attending this complimentary webinar, you will learn:

  • Who you should include in a social media background search and why
  • What a thorough social media and online background search includes and how it can reduce your risk for negligent hiring
  • How to ensure compliance by ensuring what information you can, and cannot, consider in your hiring decision

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The Candidate Experience in North America: What the Research Says

Region: United States
Date: Wednesday, February 8
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: TBD

In today’s candidate-driven market, knowing your candidates’ expectations, and how to meet them, is critical to your organization’s success when competing for top talent.

Find out how your candidate experience compares with other organizations as we discuss results and insights from the 2016 North American Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Research Report. We’ll cover:

  • Key trends in the pre-hire and onboarding processes including: sourcing talent, the application process and interviewing candidates
  • The challenges applicants and candidates are facing in the recruiting process
  • Best practices and recommendations from the 2016 CandE Award winners

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5 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2017

Region: United States
Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers; Christina Brown, VP Client Experience, Verified Volunteers; and Doss Church, CEO, Galaxy Digital.

Background screening can be a key contributor to a successful volunteer program. As volunteer populations and organizations change however, so should your approach to screening. This webinar reveals key findings and insights from our recent research into volunteer screening trends and best practices to help you benchmark your program. You will also have the opportunity to engage in live Q&A with our industry experts.

The topics we’ll cover include:

  • The changing legislation around volunteer background screening – and what you need to do to keep up
  • How to make the most of your volunteer program management budget
  • Why data can help you better leverage your volunteer management system for screening and recruiting – saving you and your organization time and money

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Employee Rights, Part 1: Privacy in Canada

Region: Canada
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: Mark Sward, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Canadian privacy laws help ensure individuals—including employees—have knowledge and control of how their personal information is handled. Non-compliance with privacy laws can take a toll on employee relations and put the organization at risk of a privacy complaint or even legal action. Does your organization have the policies and procedures in place to reflect its legal obligations? Join us for this webinar to learn:

  • How privacy laws impact employers and the types of organizations they apply to
  • What PIPEDA, PIPA, FIPPA, and other acronyms mean, how they apply to compliance, and the implications for employers
  • Practical application of employee privacy principles—everything from pre-hiring and credit checks to monitoring and investigations
  • The risks associated with non-compliance with privacy laws

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Employee Rights, Part 2: Human Rights in the Workplace

Region: Canada
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: Mark Sward, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Diversity and equality in the workplace is an integral part of the world we live in. One of your key responsibilities as an HR professional and employer is to provide a safe, engaging and legally compliant working environment for all employees, including accommodations for those who need them. In Part 2 of this two-part webinar series, you’ll learn about:

  • How federal and provincial human rights laws affect organizations
  • Why criminal records and police information should be treated differently than other protected characteristics
  • Frequently overlooked employer pitfalls that can lead to inadvertent discrimination
  • Real-world examples of illegal discrimination in the workplace

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The Candidate Experience in EMEA: What the Research Says

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: 2 pm GMT

Presenters: TBD

In today’s candidate-driven market, knowing your candidates’ expectations, and how to meet them, is critical to your organization’s success when competing for top talent.

Find out how your candidate experience compares with other organizations as we discuss results and insights from the 2016 EMEA Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Research Report. We’ll cover:

  • Key trends in the pre-hire and onboarding processes including: sourcing talent, the application process and interviewing candidates
  • The challenges applicants and candidates are facing in the recruiting process
  • Best practices and recommendations from the 2016 CandE Award winners

Click here to register for this webinar.


Background Screening Foreign-born Workers: Compliance and Other Key Considerations

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 2 pm GMT

Presenters: Oran Kiazim, VP Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

With a myriad of privacy and data protection laws around the globe, the process of screening foreign-born workers, or those with international experience, can be highly complex. This may explain why our research found that of the 88% of companies which employ this type of workforce, fewer than half actually conduct global pre-hire background checks.

Join this webinar to hear:

  • Our 5 top tips to help you stay compliant when conducting global screening
  • Why turnaround times vary in different regions and what you can do about it
  • How to tailor global checks to different roles and why it is so important

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FCRA Compliance: Quarterly Update

Region: United States
Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, VP Compliance, Sterling Talent Solutions

In this series of quarterly updates our compliance expert, Joe Rotondo, discusses recent and anticipated changes in state legislation as it relates to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). He also addresses recent case studies, highlighting what you should watch out for to remain compliant.

By attending this complimentary webinar, you will learn about:

  • Your responsibilities as an employer under the FCRA when disqualifying employment, based on a background check
  • Changes in state-specific legislation, and how it affects your ability to conduct background screening, including ‘Ban the Box’ and class action litigation

Click here to register for this webinar.