Background Checks
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  • Duration : 60 Minutes
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Thomas Palladino, Senior Human Resources Consultant

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.

This webinar, has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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This webinar is for employers who are contemplating whether to implement Background Checks and for those who are currently doing them but wish to learn more about their options. It is an introductory and general review of the subject as the laws and practices vary from state-to-state.

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

Course Level - Intermediate

Learning objectives

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

Who Should Attend

  • HR Managers
  • General Managers
  • Small business owners

Why Should You Attend

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

  • $200.00

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