While a criminal record should not automatically disqualify a candidate, employers also want to protect their company by properly screening candidates. However, many companies may be at risk if they are not following appropriate state and federal screening laws and should take steps to ensure they are not the next company to make headline news.

Company hiring practices have fallen under increased government scrutiny and it’s critical that you understand the implications of your actions – and have a proactive process in place to address these unique hiring situations. So what are best practices for protecting your company?

On January 22nd, Nick Fishman,Co-Founder, CMO and Executive Vice President at EmployeeScreenIQ will join Joel Passen, Newton’s Co-Founder, for a Newton online Bootcamp entitled, “My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?” This info-packed session will demonstrate the steps you must take when a candidate’s background check uncovers adverse information.

Who should attend:
This Bootcamp is designed for recruiting and HR practitioners. Join us while we discuss important legal considerations and share practical advice for developing a safe and compliant hiring program.


About Nick Fishman:
Nick Fishman co-founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and serves as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. Nick oversees all of EmployeeScreenIQ’s marketing activities, including business development, lead generation, social media, media outreach and brand building initiatives. Nick is the chief pioneer and architect of EmployeeScreen University, a first-of-its-kind online, educational learning resource for human resource, security and risk-management professionals. He is also a frequent speaker on industry issues including: New Technologies in Employment Screening, Best Practices and Industry Trends. Nick is also a frequent blogger on the company’s “IQ Blog” and serves as a moderator on the company’s “Quick Takes” video series. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and has extensive experience in the development of sales and marketing campaigns for both, large and small organizations. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.

About Newton Online Bootcamps:
Newton, the leading provider of applicant tracking systems and hiring software for small and medium-sized employers, has created a free monthly bootcamp series specifically designed to provide valuable industry information to recruiting and HR practitioners. Newton’s team has partnered with recruiting leaders and subject matter experts in HR-centric industries to create meaningful content related to recruiting analytics, recruitment compliance, HR compliance, background checks, general industry trends and more.

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