Trust but Verify: Background and Reference Verification in Japan

  • 27 Oct 2010
  • 18:30 - 20:29
  • Shinagawa East One Tower, 21F (


  • *Inclusive of 5% sales tax.
  • *Inclusive of 5% sales tax.

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Participants' Feedback:

"Very satisfied and learned many things which I've never had in my HR career. Thanks so much!"

"As always, well done!"

"I wished there were more participants as the topic was very interesting and the learning great!"

"Trust, but verify."
- Ronald Reagan [1911-2004]
40th President, United States (1981-1989)

Due to strong members' requests, this Event is not open to external or 3rd party recruiters/headhunters EXCEPT for JHRS Premium Staffing Professionals only.

The interview is over. The candidate has left the building. Now comes the hard part---making sense of what you've just heard. The question is, "do you have a systematic process to ensure the candidates have been truthful?"

Or, do you even need one? "We're in Japan...people here are generally honest and truthful!" is a typical response for most of the hiring managers or employers in Japan when asked if they do background and/or reference checking for their potential hires before they extend an offer.

However, times have changed. And recent statistics can prove it.

If you are interested in learning how to go beyond the interview, then JOIN US in an evening of food and drinks, networking, and learning and sharing as our guest speaker, Mr.Tim Bennett, General Manager Japan & Korea, First Advantage--a global background investigation company--as he shares with us some startling and disturbing statistics of background checking in Japan, the risks associated with it, and what can you do to ensure that you are hiring the person for who s/he claims s/he really are.

What we will cover
  • WHY Do a Pre-employment Screening: Facts, figures, and the business case
  • WHO Do You Screen: All or select employees
  • WHAT You Can (and Can Not) Do in Japan
  • Pre-employment screening best practices
  • Japanand Global screening capabilities
  • Case Study Presentation: How do you screen a new a senior executive who claims to have studied in the USA, worked for 5 years in Europe and has now returned to Japan?


Combination of light meals/drinks, networking, and speaker presentation followed by an open forum and sharing session.

Who should attend
  • Company Heads (Presidents, Country Managers, GMs)
  • HR Heads (HR Vice Presidents, HR Directors)
  • Hiring Managers
  • Recruiting Managers
  • Or any one who is interested in hiring the right person for the right job!

SIGN-UP NOW as this event is limited to 20 pax due to venue limitations. Buffet-style, light dinner and drinks will be served.


1. Members can bring guests of their own.
2. Please let us know if you have allergic tendencies towards foods/drinks.
3. Due to venue restrictions, we are not allowed to serve any alcoholic beverages during the event.
4. Cancellation Policy: All registration payments are final. No refunds will be made for cancellation or no-shows.
5. RSVP Deadline: On or before October 22, 2010 as there is limited capacity.

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