9 Auditing Musts to Help Background Screening Programs Comply with the Updated EEOC Guidance

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While criminal background checks remain an important part of the employment screening process, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on how employers should use criminal records in employment decisions. As a result, employers should review their current background screening programs to ensure alignment with the new guidelines. Employers that fail to […]

EEOC Opinion Distinguishes Between Arrest and Conviction Records

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As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to scrutinize the hiring process and its impact on job seekers, employers should consider leveraging the findings and opinions of the committee to review their own employment background screening programs to ensure alignment. On September 7, 2011,, the EEOC published an informal opinion letter that analyzed the […]


5 Tips to Tighten Your Background Checking Program

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Over the course of the last decade, employment background checking has grown to be a generally standard practice for nearly all large and mid-size companies and many small businesses. Recently, however, especially amid high unemployment and a competitive job market, new government legislation and regulations have emerged that have introduced new complexities and implications into […]