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Recruiting like a Pro: Navigating Pre-Employment Tests and Checks to Hire Smart and Protect your Business (On-demand)

Location: Online

Program Summary:

(Original broadcast date: February 6, 2018.)

Reference checks, social media searches, and criminal records, oh my! There are a number of potential tools for employers to use when determining whether to hire a candidate or not. In this session, learn how to use these tools more effectively to hire the best talent and avoid liabilities.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • The privacy law implications of different types of background checks, including reference checks, social media checks, criminal record checks, credit checks and more
  • How human rights concerns can arise in these types of background checks
    Who should take this course:

    • All levels welcome.
    About the presenter:
    Preston ParsonsPreston Parsons, is an associate lawyer at Overholt Law and practices in the firm’s core areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. Preston takes great care in advising both employers and employees with an emphasis on taking proactive steps to avoid problems and disputes from arising wherever possible.

    Preston has experienced a wide breadth of legal practice and procedure and has appeared in both British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial Court for employment litigation and advocacy, mediations, and more. He has also appeared at the BC Labour Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal and in federal labour arbitration proceedings. He has summered, articled, and practiced in downtown Vancouver since 2009, first at a large regional firm and later at a boutique class action litigation firm. He has worked on some of the largest and most complex legal cases in Canada, an experience which makes him well suited to the management of his clients' files.

    Registration Fees


    Member $19.99
    Non-Member $39.99
    • Both registration and payment are required for every person accessing this course. You must provide your CPHR BC & Yukon Member ID to receive member pricing.

    • Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

    CPD hours
    1.5 • Workforce Planning and Talent Management
    • Employee & Labour Relations
    All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714