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Meet the Employment Background Check Experts at the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference

Nick Fishman

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The SHRM 2015 Annual Conference is drawing close (June 27-29, 2015) and we invite you to drop by our Booth #1644 to learn how we can help you make the most informed hiring decisions without gambling on accuracy, quality or compliance.

We’re Bringing the A-Team

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Survey Results: Is a Criminal Record an Automatic Bar to Employment?

Nick Fishman

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For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employee background checks. As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

    How employers currently utilize background checks. How they respond to adverse findings on background checks. Their paramount screening-related concerns. And their practices concerning Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) responsibilities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and evolving ban the box legislation.

Today, I’d like to share our findings as to how often candidates with criminal records are being denied employment based on the convictions found when and employment background check is conducted. Take a look at the information below:

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When Your Job Candidate Asks About the Background Check

Nick Fishman

Background Screening Questions

Most job candidates will have many questions for an employer throughout the hiring process—including questions about the employment background check. Do you have the answers?

Ultimately, knowing these answers benefits you, your company and candidates. Being transparent throughout the hiring process as a whole, and especially during the background screening process greatly affects your candidate experience. The following are questions that you should be prepared to answer about your background checks.

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