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What are Background Checks For?

What are Background Checks For?

  • Dr. Richard Johnson
    Chief Academic Officer
  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Individual Fee:
  • $95.00 per registered attendee
Group Rate:
  • $95.00 for the first attendee - $25.00 per each additional attendee
  • $500 This fee will allow for up to 40 attendees to participate in the webinar

Most law enforcement and firefighting agencies conduct background checks on job applicants. Unfortunately, few of these agencies have taken the time to specifically identify what they are looking for in these background checks. What specific things is your agency looking for that would exclude someone from employment? If challenged with a hiring discrimination lawsuit, can your agency explain exactly what criteria produces a “bad” background? Is there any actual evidence that the criteria you use to exclude people from employment due to background issues are related to actual job performance?

In this webinar, we will reveal what background characteristics social science research have indicated predicts poor public safety employee performance, so that your background checks can be more focused and objective. This webinar will also provide you with specific research studies that your agency can cite to justify the criteria your agency chooses to use to exclude some individuals from progressing further in the hiring process.     


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