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How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
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How far back should background checks go?

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The background screening industry is a highly unregulated industry which has resulted in low quality products and services. Most background screening firms provide a limited 7 year search. Our webinar …

The background screening industry is a highly unregulated industry which has resulted in low quality products and services. Most background screening firms provide a limited 7 year search. Our webinar will explore the reasons a background check should be limited and when it should not. We will also model what a best practices background check should look like.

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    • 1. How Far Back Should Background Checks Go?
      Select speakers or Phone on Webinar tab
      The Webinar will begin shortly. While you are waiting please answer the following question using Twitter: @SHSscreening
      Do you consider the age of the criminal record as a key factor in your adverse action decision? Use #crimrecord
    • 2. Inaugural SHS FREE Webinar Series
      • Provide Education- Foundation SHS was built upon
      • 3. Quick Updates:
      • 4. New products/services- iRefCheck coming soon…
      • 5. New Partners- Accupay, AppliTrack, Keystone Group
      • 6. New Integrations- AppliTrack
      • 7. Encourage Social Media to Connect & Network with our 3,000+ Users
      • 8. Twitter- customer service, network, information resource
      • 9. FaceBook- What we stand for- community work-missions
      • 10. Blog
    • Who is Mike McCarty?
      CEO SHS
      Metro Nashville PD
      Domestic Violence Division
      Breaking the Cycle
      iRefCheck
    • 11. Background Screening Industry
      Highly unregulated
      Low quality products
      Low quality service
      Provides what market wants instead of what market needs
    • 12. Background Screening Assumptions
      Background checks provide all criminal records
      All names included
      National database is complete
      Fingerprint will tell us everything
    • 13. What Impacts Reporting of Criminal Records?
    • Fair Credit Reporting Act
      Applies to all forms of background screening if using CRA
      Protects consumers
      Requires use of “up-to-date” information
      One click criminal database searches NOT compliant
      Verify information with court of record
      Does NOT apply to volunteers
    • 18. FCRA Limitations
      Limits arrest/ non-conviction report to 7 years; unless
      Salary is $75K or above
      No limit on convictions
    • 19. EEOC Requirements
      Limits use of non-convictions
      Conviction alone is not enough
      3 pronged approach:
      Nature of crime & time since committed
      Position sought
      How crime impacts position
    • 20. State Law Restrictions
      States can further restrict FCRA
      12 states restrict reporting of criminal records to 7 years;
      7 of those states only restrict if salary is $20K or less
    • 21. Why Do We Have 7 Year Rule?
      FCRA was amended in 1998 to remove 7 year limit on convictions
      State restrictions for employment
      Why does 7 yr rule exist when majority of states have no restrictions?
    • 22. Additional Issues Impacting Reporting
      States destroying misdemeanor records after 10 years
      Expungement
      Sealed
      Juvenile Record
      Archived
      Varies by state & even county
    • 23. So how far back should background checks go?
      As far back as possible
      Complete picture of applicant
      Compare to application: dishonesty always grounds for denial
      Laws and restrictions do not apply to volunteers
    • 24. Volunteers
      No restrictions on volunteers
      Can report all arrests, non-convictions & convictions
      We create employment & volunteer packages so we know if record is reportable
    • 25. Where Does That Leave Us?
      Partner with trusted screening firm who will:
      Search as far back as possible
      Filter records
      Keep you current in ever-changing laws
      Committed to integrity of FCRA
      Need policy based on EEOC 3 pronged approach
    • 26. Questions?
      Send questions to Twitter: @SHSscreening or Email me: mike.mccarty@safehiringsolutions.com
      Sign up for blog: info.safehiringsolutions.com

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