February Membership Meeting

Employee Selection Process - How to Ensure It’s Effective and Legal

Categories: Membership Meeting

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The current labor market is incredibly tight for employers, often with more positions needing to be filled than there are viable candidates. The pressure to fill positions is compounded by legal and record-keeping requirements that can be very dangerous if not navigated skillfully. Missteps or inefficiencies here directly affect the whole of any organizations' business goals. In this unique environment, the Human Resource sections are critical to any organization, regardless of size. In order to legally and efficiently satisfy the need for fully qualified employees, it's imperative to establish a comprehensive selection process. This presentation will illustrate how to properly:


o Job Descriptions

o Sourcing and Advertising


o Job Posting – ATS, Job Board, Paper

o Diversity inclusion and non-discrimination

o Policy


o Who is an Applicant?

o Reviewing Applications

o Diversity Inclusion and non-discrimination

o Hiring Mangers – Are they trained to interview?

o Soft Skills/Personality Consideration – is it ok?


o Applications

o Demographics/Veterans/Disabled

o How long do you keep records?


SPEAKER: J Bruce Cross

.J. Bruce Cross is a director in the firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas, who practices in the areas of labor and employment defense law. Bruce is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers of the American Bar Association. He was also named Lawyer of the Year in Little Rock in Labor Law – Management in 2014 & 2019. Bruce is also listed as a Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law; US News and World Report Listing of Best Labor and Employment Lawyers ; Who’s Who Legal: Labor & Employment 2018; Mid-South Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Bruce’s practice includes work before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage & Hour and OFCCP Divisions of the Department of Labor, as well as related federal and state court litigation.

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