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Recruiting, Hiring, Background Investigations and Retention

The Recruiting, Hiring, Background Investigations and Officer Retention course is segmented into four distinct training modules.

The recruiting module will train the hiring officer/personnel on how to attract the best talent pool. The goal of the recruiting component is to identify and attract talent from diverse pools and to ensure every candidate is treated fairly throughout the hiring process.  Most recruiters focus on identifying and attracting talent for the organization; however, the recruiting manager must be equally concerned that once talented candidates are identified, especially diverse candidates, they have a rewarding experience in their interactions with the organization. 

Next, the hiring module will discuss how to effectively work with Human Resources in order to conduct testing and interviewing, and incorporate partners in the process. Partnering with neighboring city and county Human Resources departments can be beneficial when trying to find suitable candidates to hire. 

The background investigation module will then teach officers how to properly administer a background investigation on potential job candidates. Background investigators should have knowledge of all applicable local, state, and federal fair employment laws. They must heed all agency policies, practices, and operational limitations. They must base their inquiries and evaluations on candidate behaviors that have a direct relationship to the requirements and demands of the position, and they must do so with consistency and without bias. They must be able to articulate the information gathered from a wide variety of sources and know how to use it to determine candidate suitability. 

The final training module is retention.  Many recruiting managers believe their job is complete when new officers are hired; however, when you consider that organizations often spend tens of thousands of dollars to hire a single candidate, retention can be essential to the financial bottom line; therefore, it is important for the recruiting manager to ensure their organization has strong on-boarding (orientation), mentoring, employee development and career counseling processes. 

• This class is 16 hours.
• Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• This class earns credits in our Degree Program.
• This class is included in our membership program.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

March 19-20, 2019
Van Buren Police Department
Van Buren, AR

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