Monday, October 24, 2011

An audio conference on the legal pitfalls of recruiting via social nets

Upcoming Audio Conference:

Web 2.0 Caution! The Legal Line You Walk When Using Social Media and Search Engines to Recruit and Screen Applicants
Employers and recruiters have discovered how to unearth a smorgasbord of information on potential job applicants—simply by looking them up on social networking sites and search engines. Personal interests, compromising photos, and lots of other information that could seriously harm a candidate’s chances of being hired—everything out there in the open for anybody’s mother to see.

But is unrestricted use of Web 2.0 by employers, HR professionals and recruiters entirely legal? Are the substantial risks that recruiters take when they do internet searches on their candidates worth the information they’ll find? Just because information is online does not make it true or legally usable.

This session will examine the pros and cons of utilizing online data, including what is available online, discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. Through case studies, legal decisions and web site reviews, recruiters and HR professionals will see how these sites work, what you may find, and the potential legal landmines and practical risks involved.

Attorney Les Rosen will focus on strategies for getting what you need while minimizing potential complaints about discrimination or invasion of privacy. The session will also uncover how Web 2.0 is used fraudulently to create fake degrees and phony references.

Need to know how to get the information you need before you make a huge hiring mistake—but without legal liability? Sign up today.

Learning Objectives:

* What employers, human resources, and recruiters are looking for when they use search engines and social network sites to screen candidates
* What sites are available—and what you may find
* What are the risks of using these sites?
* Isn’t everything on the web fair game, since privacy is waived once someone places something on the Internet?
* How do discrimination laws and rules concerning off-duty conduct apply?
* Uncover best practices for employers, HR, recruiters and job applicants
* How to spot and deal with phony degrees and references from new online services

Presented by:

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney-at-law and President of Employment Screening Resources, a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited background firm under the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program.

Product Options:

Audio Conference Only: $219.00
Audio Conference CD Only: $229.00 (includes S&H)
Audio Conference + CD: $329.00 (includes S&H)

This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCIs criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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Event Details

Date: October 26, 2011

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Speaker: Lester S. Rosen

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