Recruiting and Applicant Background Investigations

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ends On: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $140

This course is designed for anyone who may perform background investigations or the decision maker who decides employment opportunities.  This may include Human Resources, department heads, background investigators or supervisors.

Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge of the importance of not only recruiting but also retention of quality personnel.  It is just as important to keep the best people as it is to hire quality personnel.  An organizational assessment should be the first step in the process and the need to break the cycle of mediocrity.

Background investigators will leave with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the investigation report.  Background investigations affect the future of an organization in many ways, thus selection practices are vital to ensuring that future law enforcement  employees and supervisors are suited for the variety of duties expected from the populations they serve.  This course will provide techniques, procedures and sample forms for the background investigator.

Topics include:
•    The importance of a recruiting plan
•    What type of employees do you want
•    Professional standards model for backgrounds
•    Sources of information/investigative techniques
•    Web sites and additional sources of information
•    Psychological & behavioral testing
•    Reference interview techniques
•    Assessment of your organization
•    Marketing and selling your organization
•    Why background investigations are necessary
•    On-line data bases/social networking sites
•    Polygraph questions/usage
•    Candidate interview techniques

 This course has been certified by the ILETSB and approved to meet the following mandates:
    ☐    Civil Rights            
    ☐    Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority    
    ☒    Cultural Competency        
    ☐    Procedural Justice
    ☒    Human Rights            
    ☒    Law Updates
    ☐    Lead Homicide Investigator        
    ☐    Use of Force (must include scenario based/similar training)