Conducting Pre-Employment Background Investigations



MLEAP Standard: 3.16 Background Investigator Training

The training will guide you through the relevant Federal and State Statutes and administrative regulations surrounding the selection and employment of personnel.  In addition, the knowledge and skills to conduct objective, thorough, and legally sustainable applicant background investigations reflective of the professional standards of your agency

You will learn techniques for conducting interviews with applicants, references, previous employers, friends, and neighbors. We will also address how to document the investigative findings in a comprehensive report properly.

  • Reviewing standards set forth by our profession, department, and state
  • Why we conduct background investigations.
  • What characteristics we should look for in a candidate.
  • What documents and information are essential to review before the interview.
  • Interviewing the candidate and others.
  • Recommendations and conclusions in final report.
  • Legal aspects regarding hiring practices.
  • Assisting the polygraph examiner and psychologist in their assessments.