Existing laws are in place that governs the way, in which, a criminal history can be used in the hiring process with regards to pre-employment screening. A recent meeting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was held in Washington D.C. on July 26, 2011 which may start changes to these very laws.
“On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public hearing to investigate employment barriers faced by individuals with arrest and conviction records. The Commission received testimony from the Federal Reentry Council, as well as policy and advocacy groups and members of the general public. Witnesses discussed their experiences regarding best practices of hiring individuals with criminal records, collateral consequences of incarceration/imprisonment, and the confusing and oftentimes contradictory pressures on companies and corporations when using arrest and criminal conviction records to make employment and hiring decisions.”
July 26, 2011
With the climate of pre-employment screening ever changing it is important to have a company like Advanced Surveillance Group to be your guide when it comes to understanding the new challenges that may face you and your company when hiring a new employee. It is important to safeguard your company from improper hiring processes and learn about upcoming changes. It is our job to be educated and identify issues in our industry before they become an issue for you.
For more details or to discuss pre-employment screening options with one of our highly trained associates feel free to contact us at 888-677-9700.