Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know: EEOC employment discrimination.

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    Speaker: Tom Palladino
    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 700726
    Level: Intermediate
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Background checks can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, they can be very helpful in reducing the probability of making a poor hiring decision. On the other hand, employers who do not know the state laws or who do not have a fair and consistent process can be fined by the government or a discrimination claim sued by the applicant.

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This webinar will describe the landscape of background checks across the country and provide examples of Background Check policies of other companies.

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Areas Covered

  • Deciding whether to do background checks or not
  • The importance of written policy
  • Who to check and what to check for
  • Deciding if it should be done in-house or by a contractor
  • When the background check should be done during the hiring process
  • Whether to do employee background checks or not
  • Cost of doing background checks and not doing them
  • HR compliance and HR best practices

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overall understanding of the pros and cons of background checks
  • What must be put in place if decide to do background checks


  • HR Managers
  • General Managers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Hiring and Employment Managers
  • Talent Management Officers
  • Risk, Audit and Compliance Personnel
  • Anyone involved with the hiring and/or retention process at a company


Tom Palladino has held numerous HR leadership positions in companies that included Conoco Phillips, Starbucks Coffee, Wells Fargo, Capital One, First Data and Green Plains Renewable Energy.  

His interest in HR Analytics started in 1998 while he was consulting for Starbucks. At that time Starbucks was growing rapidly around the world. Tom was tasked with designing a methodology that would identify employee attributes that correlate with business performance. His HR analytics model was initially applied to new subsidiaries in Asia and Europe enabling the company to inculcate select Starbucks values to create a “performance-driven brew”. Later, Tom’s protocol was successfully applied throughout the United States.    

In his HR leadership positions, Tom consistently applied analytics to identify high-leverage HR practices that delivered the highest possible business results.  

In 2012, Tom started Refined Analytics and has delivered powerful diagnostics and solutions to companies that include RE/MAX, Micron, PepperJax Grill and other organizations around the world.

Today, Tom is focusing on clients in India, China and Indonesia. He is also on the faculty of a university based in Iowa where he teaches Human Resources, Change Management and Lean Six Sigma. 

Tom has his bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from Cornell University and a graduate degree in Dispute Resolution from Creighton University. He resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

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