2nd Chance Employer Toolkit
In this seven-part webinar series, Imperative shares our insight and experience from two decades of consulting with employers about the legal and practical considerations of criminal history in making hiring decisions and to properly equip employers to make fair, well-informed, and legal hiring decisions.
In this presentation, we will dive into the statistics and studies surrounding criminal offenses, recidivism, and employment as we review the benefits to businesses from considering and hiring qualified former offenders for positions. We will also review risk-evaluation and mitigation techniques employers should consider to ensure smart hiring decisions.
In this presentation, Mike Coffey, SPHR will outline a thorough background screening process that begins with a risk-based analysis of the position, identifies red-flag behaviors of concern for the position, includes a thorough employment application and interview process, and ends with verification of the information provided by the applicant.
In this webinar, we will walk through the process of developing a criminal history relevance matrix, an effective tool for documenting employers’ policies with regard to the impact of individuals’ criminal histories on their employment eligibility.
Nationwide, the “ban the box” movement is limiting when and what employers can ask applicants about their criminal history. Various federal agencies 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 presentation, we will discuss when and what to ask applicants about their criminal history.
Dozens of federal class action lawsuits have been filed against employers claiming violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this presentation, we will discuss the ways employers can verify their applicants claims while avoiding the most common causes of background check litigation.
Beyond marijuana, the abuse of prescribed medications – particularly opioids – is increasing employers’ workers’ compensation costs, delaying injured employees’ return to work, and creating safety issues on the job. In this one-hour presentation, Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP will review the legal, scientific, and practical landscape in regards to marijuana, opioids, and other drugs.
In this presentation we will review the kinds of insider threats about which employers may need to be aware. We will also review policy considerations to ensure that red-flag incidents are identified and evaluated fairly. These considerations include employee self-reporting of certain incidents, periodic background checks, evaluating job-specific risks suggested by incidents, and appropriate responses to job-relevant incidents.