EmployeeScreenIQ has had an exciting week with several updates to our IQ Blog as well as a successful webinar, “Get Your HR Nerd On: Background Checks Through Platform Integration” on Wednesday, October 24th. Special thanks to our guest panelists, Susan Strayer LaMotte, Founder of Exaqueo and James Thomas, VP at TalentTech. Below you’ll find a highlight of our blog posts this week. We would love to hear from our readers, so please don’t be shy to engage with us on the blog itself or on any of our social media sites (please find the links below.) Take a look and see what you may have missed from EmployeeScreenIQ this week!
“This past summer, the Amateur Athletic Union announced mandatory background screening for all adult coaches, volunteers and staff as well as stricter guidelines for how to interact with children. And earlier this week it was reported that of the 27,000 people they screened, 150 had issues that according to the AAU “could prove to be problematic for AAU membership.” (See More)
“Since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission introduced their guidelines on employers’ use of criminal background checks back in April, I’ve taken a wait and see approach. Sure, I’ve been concerned about the fact that the guidance wasn’t really clear in certain areas: Should employers remove the question that asks an applicant to provide information on past convictions?” (See More)
“I’m giving Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith (D- 21st District) an A- on her effort to get those with criminal records back to work. When she first floated the idea of making certain felony convictions eligible for expungement, I bristled and told myself that it didn’t stand a chance of passing.” (See More)
Have a fantastic weekend!