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Legal Interviewing
Presented by Bridget E. Russo, PHR, Consultant at RT Dee and Associates, Inc


This workshop describes how individuals involved in the hiring process need to be aware of important legislation and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues so that they can conduct effective recruiting actions such as interviews, screens, and references checks.


Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Comply with state and federal law as it pertains to the selection process
  •  Legally solicit information from candidates
  • Familiarize themselves with appropriate and various interview questions and styles
  • Document an interview properly

Upcoming Schedule

There are currently no upcoming scheduled classes at this time.

Class Instructors

Bridget E. Russo, PHR

Bridget Russo

Bridget is a Senior HR Professional with over 15 years of progressive HR leadership experience.  She is an accomplishedstrategic planner and implementer.

Bridget utilizes her diverse skills in executing sound employee relations strategies, performance and talent management systems, employee program development, compensation program design and change management initiatives to help organizations prosper.  She has worked in public, private and non-profit settings. 

Before joining RT Dee and Associates, Inc, Bridget was Vice President of Human Resources for a private property and casualty insurance company. Ms. Russo created the HR function for the start-up including an aggressive strategic plan.  She played a critical role in growing and developing the company's talent and overall performance, making both competitive and attractive to investors, shareholders and potential buyers. Bridget created operational efficiencies by implementing Human Resources processes coupled with state of the art technology.  Bridget's strong employment law and overall compliance background reduced tremendous risk to the organization. As part of the core due diligence team, she helped support and transition the leadership and employees to a new culture and platform.

Early on in her career, Bridget spent several years as an Employee Relations Specialist for a major Healthcare System, and then a Corporate Human Resources Advisor for an International IT consulting firm, both located in Buffalo, NY.

Bridget holds a Bachelor's degree from Canisius College.  She is PHR certified by the National Society for Human Resource Management. Bridget has participated in many community projects such as United Way Day of Caring, Boys and Girls Clubs of WNY, and serving in the past for 6 years as Vice President of Personnel on the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Erie County. 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for business owners, managers, supervisors, recruiters or HR representatives who are responsible for interviewing, screening, or reference checking potential employees.

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