HOW TO: Review Background Checks with Hiring Candidates

There is a new philosophy around conducting an individualized assessment with a candidate that has a criminal past, to determine if in fact the specific crime committed is grounds for disqualification from employment.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a guide in 2012 titled “Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions.” This…

Ban the Box, Fan the Flames

Employers have a responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for all of their employees. They also have a responsibility not to discriminate when hiring. But now employers are dealing with a new issue that affects both their ability to hire qualified applicants and maintain a discrimination free hiring process. “Ban the Box” is a campaign…