Not a month went by in 2014 without a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against an employer for their background screening practices.

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?

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.

With nearly 18 years in background screening, Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, presented valuable information regarding the proper use of a hiring matrix, individualized assessments, the execution of a two-step adverse action process, and proper management of candidate disputes.

If you missed the Newton Bootcamp: My Candidate has a Criminal Record. Now What? or if you want to share this session with a colleague or associate, the recording of the session is below.

Newton Bootcamp: My Candidate has a Criminal Record. Now What? from Newton Software on Vimeo.

About EmployeeScreenIQ

Since 1999, EmployeeScreenIQ has successfully completed millions of background checks with one simple goal in mind: to deliver the most accurate, comprehensive and legally compliant background checks in the industry.

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EmployeeScreenIQ has developed partnerships with select partners like Newton, the leading applicant tracking system for small and medium-sized employers, to offer mutual customers a deeply integrated, seamless user experience for HR / recruiting professionals and job applicants alike.

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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