A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management


Join SMA on Wednesday, September 13 at OneDigital Health and Benefits in Farmington for a breakfast meeting with John McTighe of Strategic Information Resources on how applicants beat the system. This presentation will review common background screening methods used by employers, and the loopholes applicants take advantage of to beat the background check.  Background screening is an intricate process, and it can be fallible without the right considerations in place.  The presentation will provide employers with an awareness of these intricacies, along with best practice suggestions that can help employers secure their background screening process to hire top talent. This meeting will add to the attendees’ knowledge in several of the functional areas included in Workforce Planning and Employment, Business Management and Strategy, and Human Resource Development.

OneDigital Health and Benefits
5 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT

7:30 - 9:30am
7:30 - 8:00 - Arrival, Registration, networking, continental breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 - Presentation, Q&A

John McTighe
Strategic Information Resources
President of Background Decision, a division of SIR

John McTighe is the President of Background Decision, a division of SIR. He has over fifteen years’ experience helping companies recruit and screen high quality candidates. Prior to joining Background Decision, John worked for Connecticut Business Systems, a division of Xerox, where he achieved substantial growth, and was responsible for recruiting and training new sales professionals.

John is certified in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and he has earned a Yellow Belt in the business management strategy of Six Sigma. Additionally, he is an active member of the Government Relations Committees of both the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), and the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA). John is a frequent speaker on the topics of background screening compliance and best practices.

He lives in Connecticut with his beautiful wife Kimberly of 20 years and their two children.


Credits for this event are pending.


Chapter Members: $25.00
Guest: $35.00
In transition Chapter Members: $20.00

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