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Background Check Compliance: Brexit, Immigration and the Global Workforce

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, Sept 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm BST | 9:00 am EST

Presenters: Natasha Catterson, Fragomen LLP and Lucy Evans, Regional Director, Sterling Talent Solutions

In the first quarter of this year, 2.29 million EU nationals were working in the UK. They continue to be an essential pool of talent for UK employers. Meanwhile, many hiring organisations are turning to workers outside of the UK as they look to expand global reach with in-region expertise. From employment verifications to Right to Work checks, hiring foreign-born workers or those who have lived and worked abroad can add complexity to a robust background check programme.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What to be prepared for with six months to go until the UK moves into the transition phase of Brexit and the impact on your screening programme
  • Immigration rules and hiring compliance for UK employers
  • What a Right to Work check is and your obligations as an employer
  • When and how to conduct global background checks
  • How technology can help speed up your global screening processes

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How to Convert Your Volunteers into Donors

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenter: Terry Axelrod, Benevon

Over 90% of people who volunteer for a charitable organization also donate money to causes they care about. And where else would people rather give than to the organizations with which they feel the most connected? Once you shift your thinking to seeing volunteers not just as givers of time, but as potential donors, and seeing every volunteer experience as a potential cultivation contact, your volunteer program will take on a whole new purpose-donor engagement.

In this webinar, well known professional fundraiser and social worker Terry Axelrod joins us to teach you how to:

  • Deeply engage volunteers in your mission
  • Show volunteers the impact of their work
  • Convert volunteers into donors

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Volunteers in the Workplace: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Protecting You from Liability Through Background Screening

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenter: Pamela Devata-Labor and Employment Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Most organizations running volunteer programs know they need to screen their volunteers — at the very least those volunteers who are working with vulnerable populations or who have access to sensitive information. Some, though, don’t see background screening as a great need. Think of folks helping along the sidelines of a race. Or those ladling soup at a food bank. But what’s the danger of not running background checks on these individuals? What steps do you need to take to ensure you are not on the hook for a lawsuit and, more importantly, that you are protecting your people and your reputation?

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn best practices for screening volunteers
  • Get real-life examples of risks of liability when volunteers are not properly vetted
  • Understand what an organization might expect going forward after a negative experience, and how they can recover
  • Learn how background checks can minimize your risk and maximize the safety in your workplace

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Criminal Record Check: HR Compliance and Best Practice Considerations

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on July 12, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm BST | 9:00 am EST

Presenters: Tim Stokes, Regional Director, Sterling Talent Solutions; Emma O’Leary, Partner, Essential Solicitors and Chris Proctor, Legal Officer, Nacro

Criminal Record Checks can be an essential step to hiring with confidence, providing they are legally compliant. In this webinar, our experts explain compliance best practices, detail recent changes in the way criminal record checks are processed, draw attention to the impact of GDPR and data protection rules and give practical tips to help you remain on the right side of employment law.

You’ll understand:

  • The difference between basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks
  • The changes behind the processing of checks which came into effect over the last few months
  • Which roles you can (and should check)
  • How to interpret the results and what information you can legally use to make a hiring decision

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Ontario’s New Police Record Checks Reform Act: What Happens on November 1st?

Region: Canada
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenter: Mark Sward, Vice President Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

This spring, the Ontario government has passed regulations and proclaimed the Police Record Checks Reform Act (also known as Bill 113) effective November 1, 2018. Since then, there has been a provincial election and a change of government, which may change Ontario’s approach to regulating criminal record checks.

Sterling’s criminal record check service is already compliant with most of the provisions of this law. The one provision that will result in a change to Sterling’s services is Section 12, which requires Sterling to give each candidate the chance to review the results of their criminal record check, and then collect the candidate’s written consent to share those results, before the final results are provided to you.

Join our webinar to find out:

  • What to expect in terms of enforcement of this law
  • How Sterling intends to comply and support your compliance
  • Open questions that remain and how you should prepare for ongoing uncertainty

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HR Compliance, Part 3: FCRA Quarterly Update

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, Adam Nager

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

By attending this webinar, you will learn more about your obligations under the FCRA, including:

  • Why obtaining candidate consent is a key step in your background screening process
  • Information about the disqualification of candidates and the Adverse Action process
  • The guidance and legislation you need to know before running your background checks

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Social Media Background Checks: Are You Compliant?

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 2 pm BST

Presenters: Steve Smith, Vice President, Sterling Talent Solutions; Mark Sward, AVP Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Bianca Calhoun, President, Social Intelligence

Vetting social media profiles can provide unique insight into a candidate and may reveal potentially unlawful, violent, racist, intolerant and sexually explicit behaviours that would not show up during the interview process. With 36% of UK employers claiming to have rejected a candidate based on social media activity, compliance with discrimination and data privacy laws should be top of mind for recruiters to help mitigate the risk of acting illegally or unethically.

In this webinar, our experts examine the risks and rewards of conducting social media searches both in-house and via third-party. You’ll hear:

  • 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 understanding what information you can, and cannot, consider in your hiring decision
  • How Sterling Talent Solutions can help you conduct fast, thorough social media screening to help drive compliance with data protection and employment laws

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GDPR Compliance: What It Means for HR in the US and Canada

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Presenter: Mark Sward, Assistant Vice President, Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, changing the rules around the protection of personal data in the European Union. Why does that matter to organizations the US and Canada? The updated data privacy laws may impact companies with offices, employees, vendors or customers in the European Union, and companies exporting personal data outside the EU.

In this webinar, privacy expert Mark Sward explains how the GDPR will impact employers in the US and Canada and what they can do to help remain compliant. You’ll learn:

  • What is the GDPR
  • Who and what is impacted by the GDPR
  • How the GDPR may impact your background screening program
  • What you should consider when updating your current privacy and background screening policies
  • Last minute tips to help ensure you’re ready for May 25

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How to Deliver Effective Feedback to Volunteers

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies

Organizations that have a culture of open communication between staff and volunteers can benefit from greater engagement and impact. In this webinar, you will learn easy to follow steps to help you prepare for and then provide volunteer feedback in productive ways that focus on behaviors, not personalities.

Beth Steinhorn form VQ Volunteer Strategies will discuss:

  • Three easy steps to delivering feedback
  • How you can benefit from not only giving feedback, but receiving feedback from volunteers
  • How appropriate volunteer background screening prior to onboarding can help decrease the number of volunteers who “just don’t work out”
  • The tools you need to navigate sticky volunteer situations

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HR Compliance: Background Checks for Non-Permanent vs Permanent Workers

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 2pm BST

Presenters: Lucy Evans, Enterprise Sales Executive, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Steve Smith, Vice President, Sterling Talent Solutions

According to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), there are five million people currently working in the “gig economy” in the UK, representing more than 15 percent of the total full- and part-time workforce. Sterling Talent Solutions’ research shows that 40% of employers are not conducting background checks on this growing group of independent contractors and freelancers.

In this webinar, our experts help you look beyond the CV to determine what is the right mix of background checks for employees and contractors at your organization. You’ll learn:

  • What risks may exist by not thoroughly checking non-permanent workers
  • Key considerations for background screening non-permanent vs permanent workers
  • Which types of background checks to consider for your organization, regardless of type of worker
  • How Sterling Talent Solutions can help you create and manage and appropriate background check program for your multi-faceted workforce

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HR Compliance, Part 1: Adverse Action

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Angela Preston, Senior Vice President & Counsel, Corporate Ethics & Compliance, Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions; Joe Rotondo, Vice President of Compliance, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Patricia Hanley, Product Manager, Screening Global & Compliance, Sterling Talent Solutions

A background check on your perfect candidate reveals a criminal record. Now what?

Adverse Action is an important process employers are required to follow under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when employment is denied based on what a background check revealed. In this webinar, our experts describe the components of the adverse action process and explain:

  • What are your legal requirements
  • Essential procedures and appropriate timing for sending adverse action letters
  • Where employers may get tripped up and the possible implications of not getting it right
  • Special considerations when disqualifying candidates based on criminal history
  • How Sterling Talent Solutions’ technology can help you simplify the adverse action process

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How to Make the Case to Funders for Volunteer Engagement

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies

While many accept and support the need for volunteers to help deliver programs, not all leaders, funders, and partners recognize the benefits of truly embracing volunteer engagement as a strategy throughout the entire organization. Through this webinar, you will be introduced to research and tools to help make that case for strategic engagement.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Become familiar with research on how volunteer engagement strengthens organizations
  • Build a case to leaders to support and invest in volunteer engagement, including budgeting for recruiting, screening, training, and supporting volunteers
  • Present your case to leadership and potential funders, including how to prepare to respond to objections

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Background Screening 2018: Research Results and Insights

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 2 pm BST

Presenters: Jonathan Jacobi, VP Account Management, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Steven Smith, Vice President, Sterling Talent Solutions

Our recent survey of human resources professionals from across the UK posed questions on background check best practices, challenges and barriers, compliance matters, and expectations for 2018. In this webinar, our experts reveal key results and insights to help guide your hiring process and develop a robust and compliant background check program.

You’ll hear:

  • How your organization’s background check program compares to others and where you may be able to improve
  • What employers identified as top priorities for improving pre-employment background check programs and tips for how to achieve them
  • What’s most challenging for employers when screening global, contingent and part-time workforces and how these challenges may be overcome
  • Why compliance is driving the need for background checks and your considerations for developing a robust screening program

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FCRA Compliance: Quarterly Update

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, Vice President of Compliance, Sterling Talent Solutions

In this series of quarterly updates, compliance expert, Joe Rotondo, discusses recent and anticipated changes in state and local 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 webinar, you will learn more about your obligations under the FCRA, including:

  • Which forms you need to obtain from your candidates before you begin the background screening process
  • Information about the disqualification of candidates and the Adverse Action process
  • How EEOC guidance, Ban the Box, Pay Equity laws and Criminal Record Restrictions affect your background screening process

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How to Choose the Right Criminal Record Check for Your Organization

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Chris Cassimus, Vice President of Product, Sterling Talent Solutions

County, State, Federal, National Criminal Database … criminal record checks can be an essential step to hiring with confidence. But all criminal record checks aren’t created equal.

Join this webinar to better understand the differences between the various types of criminal record checks available and what to consider when identifying an appropriate combination for your organization’s background screening program. You’ll also learn:

  • Why you don’t have to sacrifice accuracy for speed
  • Compliance considerations and best practices for conducting criminal record checks
  • How to identify the most appropriate places to search
  • How Sterling Talent Solution’s technology can help strengthen your criminal record check program by searching over 16% more places and uncover 13% more criminal records than any other criminal background screen

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GDPR: What You Need to Know With 100 Days to Go

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 2pm GMT

Presenters: Steven Smith, Vice President, Sterling Talent Solutions.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May and with it comes essential legal obligations regarding the way employers may process candidate and employee data.

Join this special Valentine’s Day webinar for last-minute compliance tips to help you love GDPR a little more each day in the countdown to implementation. You’ll hear legal and background screening experts discuss:

  • The meaning of Consent and Legitimate Interest and why it is so important for HR to understand
  • The definition of Sensitive Personal Data and how criminal record checks are affected
  • Cross-border data transfers and what the GDPR means for global organizations
  • The role of the Data Protection Officer and Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Candidate Rights under the GDPR and how to manage them

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Volunteer Screening 2018: Research Results & Insights

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 2 pm EST | 11 am PST

Presenters: Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers; and Toby Chalberg, Chief Digital Officer, Points of Light

We recently surveyed more than 900 volunteer managers, executive directors, and other volunteer program professionals across the U.S., asking questions about their volunteers, volunteer background screening practices, and expectations for 2018.

In this webinar, our volunteer screening experts share results and insights from the research. You’ll hear:

  • The current state of volunteering in the United States, and how the 2018 research results compare to 2017
  • How your organization’s volunteer program compares to others and where potential gaps may exist in your volunteer screening program
  • What actions you should take when you find criminal history on a volunteer
  • How to motivate your volunteers to contribute to the cost of their background check
  • Best practices to improve your volunteer screening program

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Form I-9: Are You Sure You’re Compliant

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Presenters: Dave Basham, I-9 & eVerify Expert, Department of Homeland Security

Revisions to Form I-9 in 2017 kept employers on alert, knowing that a tiny mistake could lead to steep fines as a result of an audit.

In this webinar, our Form I-9 experts share:

  • What changed on the Form I-9 in 2017
  • How to avoid common mistakes when completing a Form I-9
  • Requirements for form storage and retention
  • How processing remote employees can be as easy as those in the office
  • How Sterling Talent Solutions’ I-9 management solution can help you manage your entire I-9 process from start to finish

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HR Compliance 2018: Are You Ready?

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Presenters: Peter Talibart, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Tessa Cranfield, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Deidre Murphy, Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw; Oran Kiazim, VP Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

The UK has seen a tremendous amount of change in 2017, which will continue to have significant impact on the country’s workforce for some time to come. From the impact of Brexit and the transition to the GDPR, to the rulings on tribunal fees and gender pay gap reporting, it is essential to be prepared for compliance obligations in the year ahead.

Join this webinar where our legal experts will review:

  • What you need to know now in preparation for the GDPR
  • Employment and immigration challenges to prepare for ahead of Brexit
  • Important changes regarding Employment Tribunal Fees and litigation
  • Requirements of the Modern Slavery Act for companies doing business in the UK
  • The essentials of collecting and reporting on your Gender Pay Gap data

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Employment Laws for HR, Part 3: Workplace Accommodations

Region: Canada
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Presenters: Mark Sward CIPM CIPP/C CIPP/E, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

When characteristics that are protected under human rights legislation come into play, employers are generally required to accommodate applicants and employees to the point of undue hardship. This can be a major challenge to resolve and may present some uncertainty around compliant practices.

In this webinar, you’ll hear real-life examples of accommodations that have worked (and not worked) as well as guidance from human rights commissions to help you understand your obligations. You’ll also gain a better understanding of:

  • What is “undue hardship” and how to know when you may have reached it
  • Specific ways that employees with protected characteristics have been accommodated successfully
  • How to recognize and handle a need for accommodation

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Employment Law for HR, Part 2: Discrimination and Hiring Compliance

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Presenters: Emma O’Leary, Partner, Employment Law Advisory Services; and Tim Stokes, Regional Director, Sterling Talent Solutions

Discrimination in the workplace can manifest in many forms, with significant consequences for employers who fall foul of the rules. But what exactly are the discrimination considerations that employers must bear in mind when hiring candidates?

Join this webinar to understand:

  • What are the different types of workplace discrimination and what is meant by the term ‘protected characteristics’
  • The guidance for employers relating to the Equality Act 2010 and what the key considerations are regarding a hiring program
  • How to meet compliance obligations and avoid basing hiring decisions on discriminatory candidate information

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FCRA Compliance: Quarterly Update

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, Vice President of 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 webinar, you will learn more about:

  • Changes to regulation and legislation seen in 2017 as it relates to the Fair Credit Reporting Act and background screening
  • Your obligation under the FCRA

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How to Train Your Staff to Succeed with Volunteers

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Presenters: Betsy McFarland, Principal, Adisa

In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies and tactics you can implement easily and quickly to help staff more effectively supervise and delegate to volunteers. By sharing this knowledge with your staff, they’ll be able to:

  • Identify the basic skills and characteristics of good volunteer supervision
  • Understand and embrace the role of supervisor
  • Appreciate the similarities and uniqueness of supervising salaried versus non-paid staff
  • Assess their own competence in supporting volunteers
  • Understand the elements and importance of effective delegation

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HR Compliance 2018: Are You Ready?

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, November 2, 2017

Presenters: Jennifer L. Mora, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

A lot happened in the world of HR compliance during 2017, including: revisions to Form I-9; the ever-expanding legalization of marijuana; preparation for changes to the Federal EEO-1 Form; and talk of immigration reform. Each change meant you had to act fast and, more importantly, get it right. Are you confident you checked everything off the list?

In this webinar, legal expert Pam Devata from Seyfarth Shaw shares:

  • Compliance-related updates in 2017 and what you may have missed
  • Best practices to help keep you compliant in 2018

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Employment Laws for HR, Part 2: What is a Bona Fide Occupational Requirement?

Region: Canada
Date: Recorded on October 31, 2017

Presenters: Mark Sward CIPM CIPP/C CIPP/E, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Human rights laws allow for exceptions, in effect allowing employers to discriminate based on otherwise protected characteristics in certain situations. These exceptions are frequently referred to as “Bona Fide Occupational Requirements” (BFORs). But how do you determine what counts as a BFOR?

In this webinar, compliance expert, Mark Sward, discusses the concept and how it is applied in Canada. You’ll hear real-life examples of bona fide (and not so bona fide) occupational requirements and how they have been viewed by courts and human rights commissions. You’ll also learn:

  • What constitutes a real occupational requirement under human rights law
  • How BFORs differ from exceptions for criminal history protections
  • How to document and justify a BFOR

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Employment Law for HR, Part 1: Brexit, Immigration and Hiring Foreign Born Workers

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Presenters: Lucy Evans, Regional Director, Sterling Talent Solutions; Ian Robinson, Partner, Fragoman LLP; and Tom Marsom, Senior Associate, Fragoman LLP

With over 2.1m EU immigrants currently employed in the UK and a further 163,857 working visas granted by the Home Office last year, employers are continuing to value talent sourced overseas. Understanding the current immigration system, and how things may change in the short to medium term, may help you determine the impact of reform on your current hiring process.

Join this webinar to hear employment law experts discuss:

  • Why understanding the current immigration framework will help to ensure you’re better placed to hire ‘legal’ workers only
  • How Brexit may impact immigration and the steps to consider now if you hire foreign-born workers
  • Which background screening components to consider when hiring foreign-born workers

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HR in the Stoned Age: Prescription Pills in the Workplace

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Presenters: Nina French, Partner & Principal Consultant, Current Consulting Group, LLC

The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported 18.9 million Americans misuse prescription medication – second only to marijuana. No longer can we believe that drug addiction is limited to big cities, dark corners and illicit drugs. It’s in the workplace.

Join screening expert, Nina French, to understand how prescription drug misuse and abuse is impacting employers and what to consider as part of your drug testing program. You’ll learn:

  • What is the “opioid epidemic” and why is it getting so much media attention
  • How drug abuse and misuse by employees impacts organizations financially
  • What to consider in your drug testing policy to curb use and protect your workplace
  • How to create and implement a drug-free workplace program
  • Which testing methodologies may be appropriate for your organization

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Onboarding Best Practices: 5 Tips to Jump-start Your Program

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Presenters: Danielle Korins, Chief Human Resource Officer, Sterling Talent Solutions

At its maximum performance, onboarding tells a cohesive, compelling employer brand story. It engages and socializes a new hire from the moment they step through the door on their first day – helping them to become a productive, successful (and happy!) contributor.

In this webinar, our Chief Human Resource Officer, Danielle Korins, will share tips from our experts to help you build a best-in-class onboarding program. You’ll hear:

  • How investing in an engaging, inclusive program can improve retention and create a competitive advantage for your organization
  • What a good 30/60/90 day plan looks like and who should be involved
  • What to consider when onboarding remote hires and across generations
  • How to measure the success of your program
  • Why technology can positively influence the onboarding experience for you and your candidate

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Employment Laws for HR, Part 1: Real-Life Cases of Unintentional Discrimination

Region: Canada
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Presenters: Mark Sward CIPM CIPP/C CIPP/E, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Some types of discrimination are obvious, like refusing to hire people of a certain ethnicity or making derogatory comments about an employee’s religion. Others are subtler and can catch a well-intended and seemingly well-prepared employer by surprise. Different dress codes for men and women, or social media posts highlighting the youthfulness of your current (and desired) employees are great examples of practices which may require special consideration.

Join this webinar to hear about specific cases in Canada where an employer engaged in an activity that seemed fine at the time but resulted in a human rights complaint. You’ll learn:

  • Which types of activities can lead to unintentional discrimination
  • How to determine whether an activity that adversely affects a protected group may be acceptable
  • How to handle employee complaints about perceived discrimination

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Right to Work Checks: Are You Sure You’re Compliant?

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Presenters: Steven Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions; and James Reardon, Senior Manager, KPMG

The HM Government website, gov.uk, states: “Employers must prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work.” In addition, not carrying out the correct checks, or not doing them properly, can lead to penalties of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker. In this one-hour refresher webinar, we’ll take you through each required step to help you identify and fix potential gaps in your Right to Work process.

By the end of the presentation, you’ll know:

  • What a Right to Work check is and your obligations as an employer
  • Which documents you can accept and what information you should check on each
  • How to take copies of a candidate’s documents and remain compliant with data protection law
  • Where the Right to Work check fits in a comprehensive background screening program
  • How Right to Work may be affected by Brexit

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CASE STUDY: How Cultivating Nonprofit Leaders Led to Greater Community Impact

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Presenters: Samantha Silverman, Board of Directors, Junior League of Los Angeles; Alice Glenn, Owner, Glenn & Associates; and Kristen Stanley, Past President, Junior League of Boca Raton

Join three representatives from The Junior League to hear how they each implemented a unique, successful approach to cultivating leadership skills and building impact in the communities they serve.

You will learn:

  • What leadership challenges exist in the nonprofit sector, and how to address them
  • Tactics for developing a qualified pipeline of energetic nonprofit leaders
  • Ways to employ capacity-building as a strategy for advancing local community impact

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FCRA Compliance: Quarterly Update

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, Vice President of Compliant, 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.

Join this webinar to hear:

  • How state and federal laws affect your background screening program
  • Considerations when disqualifying employment based on a background check

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Employment Laws for HR, Part 3: Hiring Non US-Citizen Workers

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Presenters: Leon Rodriguez, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2016 there were 27 million foreign-born persons in the US labor force, comprising 16.9 percent of the total. While your legal team may do the heavy lifting to process USCIS visa applications, you may still play a key role in maintaining compliant processes when hiring and retaining non US-citizens who are already authorized to work.

In this webinar, we’ll help you better understand:

  • Key compliance considerations for HR when hiring non US-citizens, including specific requirements of the Department of Labor
  • How US visa reform may affect the foreign-born workforce
  • What you can do to prevent employment discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status
  • Ways in which data protection and privacy laws in other countries may impact your background checks and what you can do about it

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Employment Laws for HR, Part 2: Adverse Action Compliance

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Presenters: Pam Devata, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

A background check on your perfect candidate reveals a criminal record. Now what? Adverse Action is an important process employers are required to follow under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when employment is denied as a result of a background check.

In this webinar, our legal experts show you how to execute an FCRA-compliant Adverse Action notification, while addressing:

  • What are your legal requirements, essential procedures and appropriate timing
  • Where some employers get tripped up and the implications of not getting it right
  • How Ban the Box laws may affect your Adverse Action process

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Social Media Background Checks: Compliance Risks vs. Employer Rewards

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, Vice President of Compliance, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Bianca Lager, General Manager, Social Intelligence

The upside of social media background searches is that they can reveal activities and behaviors that may not easily be uncovered elsewhere. Photos and comments from candidates and employees about potentially illegal activity, racism, violence and sexually explicit content can be an indicator for negative workplace behavior. The challenge is knowing what information you can use to making hiring (and firing) decisions without running the risk of discrimination claims.

Join this complimentary webinar to learn:

  • What a thorough social media and online background search includes and how it may help reduce your risk for negligent hiring
  • Who you should consider for a social media background search and why
  • What to include in your social media background screening policy and how it should be communicated
  • How to avoid EEOC violations when using the information available to you on social media

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Volunteer Background Screening: Ask Us Anything! (seriously, ANYTHING)

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Presenters: Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers; Christina Brown, Vice President of Client Experience, Verified Volunteers; and Lee Doucette, Manager, FIRST Youth Protection Program

The path to truly understanding the complexities of volunteer background screening is usually laden with many questions. In this webinar, we will address the most commonly-asked questions we hear about compliance and best practices – then open the floor to you for a live, ‘super-sized’ Q&A session.

Our volunteer screening experts will share:

  • Top 3 tips for creating and managing a successful screening program
  • What background screening sources and databases exist, and which ones to consider for your organization
  • How to run an efficient screening program on a limited budget

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How to Choose the Right Candidate Background Checks for Your Organization

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Presenters: Tim Stokes, Regional Director of Global Sales, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Dinah Davies, Vice President of Account Management, Sterling Talent Solutions

Employment verifications, criminal record checks, social media screening, credit history, reference checks, Right to Work, DVLA checks, public safety verifications… the range of background screening options can be confusing and overwhelming. In this webinar, we’ll help you better understand what each check is, why and when you should use them, and what to consider when identifying an appropriate combination for your organization’s programmed.

You’ll also learn:

  • What makes a great background screening program
  • Compliance considerations and best practices for each type of background check
  • Why some people should be screened differently to others, depending on their responsibilities, geography and other influencers
  • What our research says about candidate claims and the truth in background screening results
  • When and why you should review your program

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Employment Laws for HR, Part 1: Discrimination in the Workplace

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Presenters: Robert T. Szyba, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported receiving 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2016, the second consecutive year in which the number of charges filed increased. Even more staggering is the reported 585,000 calls the agency responded to via its toll-free number. Among other enforcement mechanisms, the EEOC has devised a Strategic Enforcement Plan, updated for 2017 through 2021, identifying particular focus areas and industries. With today’s diverse workforce including people of various races, physical abilities, genders, color, ages, religions, familial status and sexual orientations, it’s important for HR professionals to understand and effectively communicate the laws, regulations, and policies associated with these protected classes.

In this webinar, our legal experts will discuss current trends and focus areas for the EEOC to determine:

  • What are the “priority” issues for the EEOC, such as certain barriers in recruitment and hiring, preventing “systematic” harassment, and ensuring equal pay protections for all workers
  • Who is the focus of the priority enforcement, such as vulnerable workers (i.e., migrant and immigrant), individuals of a certain race, ethnic, gender, age, disability status, and religious groups, particularly those who are Muslim or Sikh
  • What types of issues are being investigated to prevent systematic harassment, including complaints by groups of harassment based on sex, race, disability, age, national origin, and religion
  • Which employers are industries are at risk of scrutiny, such as staffing industry and the on-demand economy employers

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Social Media Background Checks: How to Mitigate Compliance Risks

Region: Canada
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Presenters: Bianca Lager, General Manager, Social Intelligence; Mark Sward, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Iain Murray, Regional Executive, Sterling Talent Solutions

Online profiles and activity can paint a fascinating—if not always entirely accurate—picture of a person: they can give insight into activities and interests, they can expose harassing or discriminatory behavior, and they can help expose dishonesty. But social media browsing can create challenges for employers, as there is not yet a social consensus on which aspects of social media life are off limits to employers. Through clear policies and a bit of discipline, employers can mitigate some of the risks generated by social media background checks.

Join this complimentary webinar to learn:

  • What a thorough social media and online background search includes and how it may help reduce your risk for negligent hiring
  • Who you should consider for a social media background search and why
  • What to include in your social media background screening policy and how it should be communicated

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The Dos & Don’ts of Credit Checks

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Presenters: Joe Rotondo, Vice President of Compliance, Sterling Talent Solutions; Kristy Thompson, Director of Product, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Tammy Long, Major Account Executive, TransUnion

Credit checks can help you make informed hiring decisions for those candidates and employees who are in positions of financial authority. But they can be tricky to decipher as certain state and federal laws prohibit making employment decisions based on particular aspects of credit history.

In this webinar, credit experts from Transunion and Sterling Talent Solutions will help you understand:

  • What is an FCRA-compliant credit check and the process for obtaining one
  • What credit checks can reveal to employers
  • When you can, and should consider, running a credit check
  • How to read a TransUnion credit report
  • What information you should consider when making a hiring decision based on a credit check results

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HR Essentials: How to Create an Effective Background Screening Policy

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Presenters: Steve Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions

With an evolving workforce and wide-ranging compliance requirements creating a background screening program can be complex. Documenting your company’s processes for requesting, receiving and evaluating background checks in the form of a background screening policy will make your hiring process more efficient, more consistent and more robust. But where do you start?

Join this webinar to hear:

  • Who and what to include in your background screening policy
  • How to roll out your background screening policy across the hiring function
  • When to review your policy and the importance of keeping it up-to-date
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Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 3: Engaging Volunteers for Impact & Success

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Presenters: Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

Demonstrating results goes beyond counting the number of volunteers in your program and the hours of service they provide.

In part three of this three-part series, you will learn:

  • New trends in measuring and defining success
  • Using work plans for documenting impact and success
  • Presenting ways to measure volunteer impact

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Employer Branding: From Not to HOT

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Presenters: Lisa Singer, CMO, Sterling Talent Solutions; Lanny Love, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Danielle Bertini, Product Marketing Manager, iCIMS

Be honest, on a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your organization’s reputation as an employer? Are your Glassdoor reviews so good that employee turnover is at an all-time low, and the best candidates are falling over themselves to work for you? Whether you’re a well-known brand or just starting out, your marketing colleagues can be the best source of knowledge and support to help your organization become an employer of choice.

In this webinar, marketing and HR experts from Sterling Talent Solutions and iCIMS share their experiences and insights to help you build your ideal candidate-facing brand. You’ll hear:

  • What exactly is an employer brand and why does it matter?
  • How marketing can help HR build and execute an effective employer brand strategy
  • Which components to consider when developing or repositioning your brand
  • How to measure the success and strength of your employer brand

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Employee Recognition: What an Award-Winning Program REALLY Looks Like

Region: Canada
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Presenters: Mara Notarfonzo, Director of HR Operations and Rewards, CAA – South Central Ontario

Recognizing employees for their achievements can be a game-changer in retaining top talent and driving business results. Knowing how and when to acknowledge people within your organization can have a powerful impact on employee engagement and, in turn, customer satisfaction, productivity and turn over.

Join CAA and Sterling Talent Solutions to hear how they built their award-winning employee recognition program—helping them to become a more dynamic, collaborative and performance-driven organization.

You will learn about:

  • Socializing the need for employee recognition with executives
  • Customizing your program to fit the needs and expectations of your employees and organization
  • Various technologies and tools that are available to aid in the process
  • Ways to overcome the challenges associated with adopting a recognition program
  • The impact on retention, performance and employee satisfaction

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GDPR: What You Need to Know With 12 Months to Go

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Presenters: Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Beatrix Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst, Sterling Talent Solutions

On 25 May, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes full effect. Join this webinar to find out what key steps HR and legal personnel can take now to help ensure full compliance from day one.

You will learn:

  • What is GDPR and what constitutes personal data
  • Who is impacted by GDPR
  • How GDPR may be affected by Brexit
  • How GDPR may change your background screening programmed
  • What you can do now to avoid penalties for non-compliance

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Background Screening Research Results: What’s New?

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Presenters: Clare Hart, CEO, Sterling Talent Solutions; Nick Fishman, Sr. VP. Strategic Partners and Alliances, Sterling Talent Solutions

When it comes to background screening, every organization is a little different. Our recent survey of over 500 human resources professionals across the U.S. asked questions on background screening practices, challenges and barriers, awareness of compliance issues and expectations for 2017. In this webinar, CEO of Sterling Talent Solutions, Clare Hart, shares key results and insights on best practices and where opportunities lie to improve the quality of your screening program.

You’ll learn:

  • How your organization compares to the “gold standard” and where potential gaps may exist in your background screening program
  • Your compliance obligations and why they’re important
  • How your technology impacts the candidate experience
  • Other emerging trends to consider while reviewing your background screening program

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Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 2: Recruiting & Onboarding

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Presenters: Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

Can you imagine what would be possible if all staff and volunteers served as talent scouts on behalf of your organization?

In part two of this three-part series, we will explore:

  • Developing a volunteer cultivation plan
  • Establishing a screening process
  • Ensuring that onboarding leads to a good match between volunteers and the volunteer position

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Ban the Box: Where Are We Now?

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Presenters: William I. Greenbaum, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Julie Levison-Werner, Senior Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Ban the Box regulations make it a discriminatory practice for employers to inquire into an individual’s arrest or conviction record until an employer has extended a conditional offer of employment. With more than 100 US states and cities enforcing this regulation, compliance becomes even more important, and tricky, when you’re hiring in multiple jurisdictions.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Which states and cities have now banned the box
  • What employers can do to stay compliant across multiple jurisdictions
  • Why some employers paid the price for getting it wrong
  • Predictions for the growth and enforcement of Ban the Box laws in 2017

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HR Essentials: The Dos and Don’ts of Criminal Record Checks

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Presenters: Steven Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions; Kevin Price QPM, Strategic Sales Manager, Sterling Talent Solutions; Samantha Vaughan, Content & Process Governance Manager, Sterling Talent Solutions

Criminal Record Checks can be an essential step to hiring with confidence, providing they are legally compliant. In this webinar, our experts explain the dos and the don’ts of processing criminal record checks and give practical tips to help you remain on the right side of employment law.

You’ll learn:

  • Which roles you can (and should) check
  • What information you can legally use to make a hiring decision
  • How important changes coming this summer may affect how you conduct criminal record checks

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HR In the Stoned Age: Marijuana and the Law

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Presenters: Nina French, Partner & Principal Consultant, Current Consulting Group, LLC

With the decriminalization of marijuana in over 28 U.S. states, users may believe they now have a legitimate reason to work ‘under the influence,’ or are entitled to employment screening exemptions. Navigating this minefield is a hot-button issue for HR, risk and compliance professionals whose objective is to promote and maintain a safe and productive workplace. So, what’s the answer?

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How legalized medical and personal use of marijuana can impact employers
  • The differences between state and federal laws and the key court decisions that affect them
  • How anticipated changes in legislation may impact your employees and workplace drug policy in 2017

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Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 1: Developing Position Descriptions

Region: United States
Date: Recorded on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Presenters: Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

A well designed position description is vital to ensuring a volunteer role is strategic, attractive, and appropriate for a volunteer. Through tools and a case study, this webinar will illustrate how developing a strong position description can lead to success.

In part one of this three-part series, you will learn:

  • The elements of a well-crafted position description
  • Who should be involved in writing it and whether it is ever negotiable
  • Suggested steps for using position descriptions as recruitment tools

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