The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Hire the Former, Not the Latter!

2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will hone your recruiting skills, develop practical new tools and learn to avoid potential liability in the hiring process.

Smart recruiting is important for the obvious reason of wanting to attract the best-qualified employees. But in today’s complex legal climate, employers also can be found liable for negligent hiring if they fail to show appropriate due diligence in the hiring process that results in unreasonable harm to others—not to mention the incredible internal costs and potential liability involved in having to terminate a poor hire. This session will cover:

  • Smart recruiting in 10 steps.
  • Are job descriptions really needed?
  • Are background checks and reference checks really that important?
  • Why use work style assessments?
  • A brief review of some sample assessments and how to use them.
  • What documentation is essential at the time of hire?
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

Lauraine Bifulco


Two themes are woven throughout Lauraine Bifulco's diverse career: a passion for a job well done and a zest for continual learning and improvement.  Lauraine infuses Vantaggio HR with these qualities every day. When she founded the firm in 1994, Lauraine combined her rare talent in understanding what a client needs and her gift of business foresight to create a company that can service the HR and management consulting needs of small and large companies equally well.  Today, Vantaggio serves clients across the country from their offices in California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York. 

Her Career experience helps employers realize their HR goals and adapt to the shifting HR landscape.  Lauraine is a veteran HR executive and entrepreneur with 25 years of international, corporate, and consulting experience. Her bold career has taken her to employment and business opportunities in Europe and multiple U.S. cities. She serves as co-chair of the California Small Business Administration's committee on Labor Issues which reviews and makes recommendations on pending labor/employment laws, keeping her abreast of legal developments.                                                                            

Delivering over 30 presentations and webinars each year, Lauraine is a well-respected, and highly sought after guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of business management and HR-related topics for both state and national organizations including Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), American Payroll Association (APA), Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA), Paylocity annual Elevate Conference, and HR Star Conference to name a few. She has been invited to review, develop, and deliver certificate programs for SHRM, and has developed and delivered curriculum for businesses throughout the U.S.                                                                   

Lauraine received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and conducted graduate level studies in linguistics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Mount Vernon Square
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
Early Career
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