No is the New Yes – The Criminal Background Check Predicament


The days of disqualifying candidates on a wholesale basis based solely on their criminal background are quickly becoming obsolete. Employers bear increasing levels of responsibility and risk when it comes to how they use the information gathered on a pre-employment background screening.

There are many things to consider when developing criteria for disqualifying a candidate because of a conviction. Compliance with three fundamental standards will reduce your risk of unwanted and unmerited claims of discrimination from applicants.

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