This webinar will provide people involved in all aspects of the hiring process with a comprehensive overview of key facts about protected characteristics to screen applicants, conduct interviews and make hiring decisions in a manner that is compliant with all U.S. equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.
Attendees will deepen their knowledge of off-limits topics for the hiring process beyond what is found on the often-used lists of illegal interview questions commonly used when “training” people on how to hire. These lists may in some cases be a good starting point, but they don’t fully equip people who make hiring decisions with everything they need to know to avoid introducing the potential for discrimination into the hiring process.
Key topics covered include:
Why a list of ‘illegal interview questions’ to avoid is not sufficient
What the protected characteristics are and why they are off-limits during the hiring process
Common hiring process mistakes (to avoid) related to protected characteristics
Examples of less-than-obvious off-limits topics based on real-world situations
Best practices to avoid EEO-related risks and liability related to the hiring process
The goal of this training program is for participants to develop (and be able to apply!) a working knowledge of the kinds of information that cannot be used in the hiring process in order to stay in compliance with equal employment opportunity requirements. Learning objectives include:
Clarification of what all the protected characteristics are
How protected characteristics relate to the hiring process
Brief overview of EEO laws as relevant to the hiring process
Who Should Attend:
Talent and Retention Coordinators
Human Resources Specialist
Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Director
Manager (with hiring responsibilities)
Supervisor (with hiring responsibilities)
Business Owner (with hiring responsibilities)
Executive (with hiring responsibilities)
Risk management professionals
Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is managing director of MTI Business Solutions, a leading Gulf Coast-based corporate training/talent management firm working with clients throughout the U.S. She specializes in training and consulting services related to HR, management, leadership, workplace relationships, communication, teambuilding, Everything DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, and more.
Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, higher education and instructional design & development. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication, holds several HR certifications and is an Everything DiSC Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator.