EmployeeScreenIQ’s Nick Fishman Appearing Before Civil Rights Commission
November 28, 2012
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced its briefing regarding the recent changes in the EEOC’s Conviction Records Policy on the employment of black and Hispanic workers as well as the impact of criminal background checks for employers. On one side of the conversation, it’s argued by employers that conducting criminal background checks assists in ultimately ensuring a safer work environment for everyone, reducing negligent hiring and criminal activity in the workplace. From the EEOC’s perspective the increase in criminal background checks for employment could cause discrimination in the hiring process. This hearing will bring in a number of experts who will present their experiences to assist in this investigation. This investigation will serve for use in future decisions with changes in EEOC guidelines. EmployeeScreenIQ’s Nick Fishman, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, will be among these experts and presenting the perspective from the background screening industry.
Nick will detail employers’ responsible use of criminal background checks, the steps EmployeeScreenIQ takes to ensure accuracy as well as how the Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines on criminal background checks have affected the employer community.
In addition, Nick will explain why and how criminal background checks are used by employers and discuss the confusion among employers since the new EEOC guidelines were introduced in April of this year. Nick will offer an overview of the steps EmployeeScreenIQ takes to ensure accuracy with the information we provide to our clients. Statistics from EmployeeScreenIQ’s Annual Trends Survey of Employers will also demonstrate the responsible use of criminal records in the hiring process. And finally, Nick will offer recommendations for the future in order to create better employment opportunities for those with criminal records.
If you are in the Washington D.C. area, the briefing will take place at the new headquarters offices of the Commission on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. ET, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. The offices are accessed using the F Street NW entrance. Interested members of the public are invited to attend.
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