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Working Smarter
Hiring and Screening in a COVID Economy
Thursday, August 27 at 12:00 PM ET

Technology is a game-changer for background screening. As companies begin to re-open and/or go back into the office, traditional background screening can be cumbersome, resulting in delays and lost opportunities.

Join us for an informative webinar to learn how Global HR Research has successfully managed major changes in hiring patterns due to COVID-19 with groundbreaking tech and award-winning customer service.

The 60-minute informational webinar will cover the following:

  1. COVID-19 Facts and Stats - Why hiring in a COVID economy will be a challenge
  2. Working Smarter, Not Harder:  Technology that Changes Everything
    1. Smart Processes - Manual Entry Converges into Electronic Integrations & Processes
    2. Smart Automation - Algorithms, Business Rules vs. Artificial Intelligence
    3. Smart Analysis - Adjudication Scoring & Identification
    4. Smart Access - Mobility Apps: On Demand, and Universal Access
  3. Legal Considerations - Consent & Release Forms as well as addressing data privacy, security, and compliance requirements
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Global HR Research is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. By attending this webinar you will be awarded  1 PDC towards your SHRM recertification. 

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Meet Our Presenters:

Dirk Resized

Dirk Olin

Former Editor & Publisher of Corporate Responsibility Magazine


Brandon Phillips

Founder, President & CEO - Global HR Research

eric higginbotham

Eric Higginbotham

Chief Technology Officer - Global HR Research

Pamela Devata-1

Pamela Devata

Labor & Employment Partner - Seyfarth Shaw 

Dirk is the former Editor & Publisher of Corporate Responsibility Magazine and Editorial Director charged with overseeing Human Resources media businesses. Separately, co-author of Rebuilding Justice, a book about civil court reform. Previously, Founding Director of the Institute for Judicial Studies, Founding Editor of three titles: California Republic (political magazine), Open Court (opinion pages of, and (online magazine covering judiciary and legal affairs.) National Editor of The American Lawyer magazine.

Brandon Phillips developed the concept behind Global HR Research after he recognized the need for better security in corporate human resources. He is responsible for developing and implementing corporate growth strategies, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, overseeing sales and marketing strategy, and acts as the main point of communication between the chairman, investors, and the corporate operations. Mr. Phillips has guided the growth of numerous projects from planning and development to sustainability. He is a recipient of Gulfshore Business magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" for entrepreneurial successes and featured in numerous publications on the subject matter of talent screening and selection. He has led Global HR Research to a top ranking by HRO Today's Magazine of America's leading background screening and assessment providers. Mr. Phillips, a frequent guest speaker, has a proven track record of successfully maximizing cutting-edge business concepts in start-up ventures and possesses a strong understanding of consumer and investor needs. He has grown Global HR Research to host a client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and health care among others. Mr. Phillips coaches youth basketball, donates time and expertise to nonprofit organizations and is an active member of multiple chambers and economic development organizations.

Eric Higginbotham, founder of Vireo Technology (now known as Taleo) has joined Global HR Research as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Eric brings over 20 years of experience in technology as a Developer, Database Administrator, IT Administrator, and Technology Leader. He firmly established his seasoned career as Vice President of Research and Development for Vurv Technology, where he was instrumental in building Vurv/Taleo into a leading provider of Human Capital solutions. Following his successful tenure at Vurv/Taleo Eric transitioned his highly valued experience to Black Diamond Performance Reporting as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. During his time at Black Diamond, he helped grow the organization and modernized their legacy technology with a bias towards performance, availability, and security.

Pam has extensive knowledge and experience on all things relating to the use of criminal, credit, and other background checks related to hiring. To protect their companies, most employers conduct some type of screening of potential and current employees. Any employer who conducts background checks needs to be aware of the myriad of laws regarding what they can ask, when they can or cannot ask, what information they can rely upon, and how that information can be used. This includes the hyper-technical federal law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and many other state and local laws throughout the country. Both employers and background screening companies (consumer reporting agencies) look to Pam for guidance based on her deep knowledge and experience practicing in this area for nearly 20 years. She leads Seyfarth's nationwide Background Screening Compliance and Litigation Defense team, which currently has approximately 40 members nationwide.