HR400-4: Assess how employment tools and documentation are used for employee selection

Background Checks
The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment:
HR400-4: Assess how employment tools and documentation are used for employee selection.
Introduction: Background checks are generally
conducted with the final candidate in the selection process. A
background check can include employment and education verification,
references, criminal history, and other sources if they pertain to the
job. For this assignment, you will describe potential legal issues
associated with background checks. You will also be reviewing a scenario
and making a recommendation on what action to take.
Read the scenario and then address the checklist items in a 2–3-page paper.
Scenario: You are the hiring manager for a new large
outdoor drive-in movie theatre and need to fill a position for a
concessions supervisor. You have a very extensive menu, and therefore it
is one of the most responsible positions since this person presides
over the money. You have narrowed the selection to an applicant you
think would be a good fit for the position. The applicant meets the job
requirements, although his pre-employment test results were not the best
of the selected group. He did respond well to the competency interview
questions you posed during the interview. You conducted reference checks
on the applicant by contacting former employers and received positive
results; however, the background check shows the applicant was convicted
of a misdemeanor for vandalism 5 years ago, for which the applicant
served time in jail.
Evaluate the use of pre-employment tests in the employment process.
Decide how references might or might not influence your final selection of the right candidate.
Relate how the background check results influence your decision to either hire or not hire the applicant.
Assess the potential legal issues associated with background checks.
Assess the potential legal issues associated with background check documentation.
Include a description of negligent hiring practices and what constitutes defamation of character.
Recommend the steps, tools, and documentation an organization should
take to prevent negligent hiring and defamation of character from
Additional requirements:
This assignment should be a 2–3-page Word document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
It must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, grammar, and mechanics.
Respond to the topics in a thorough manner, providing specific examples where asked.
Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a
list of references in current APA format. Use your textbook, the
Library, and the Internet for research.
Be sure to cite where appropriate and reference all sources. Your
sources and content should follow current APA format and citation style.
(See Unit 1 reading area for assistance with APA format.)
Review the grading rubric to ensure all points have been captured in the paper.