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Summary of EEOC’s Guidance on the use of Arrest and Conviction Records for Employment Purposes
Summary of EEOC’s Guidance on the use of Arrest and Conviction Records for Employment Purposes

Over the past several months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken a closer look at the use of arrest and conviction records when used for employment purposes.  The purpose of the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance is to consolidate and update previous EEOC guidance documents regarding the use of such information as not to violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This Guidance focuses on employment discrimination based on race and national origin and discusses the use of both arrest and conviction records.  The Guidance builds on the longstanding court decisions and existing guidance documents that the EEOC has issued over twenty years.  In light of an employer’s increased access to criminal history information, case law analyzing Title VII requirements for criminal record exclusions, and other developments, the Commission has decided to update and consolidate in this new Guidance all of its prior policy statements about Title VII and the use of criminal records in employment decisions.  Thus, this Enforcement Guidance will supersede the Commission’s previous policy statements on this issue.  The Commission intends for this Guidance to be used by employers considering the use of criminal records in their selection and retention processes.  You can obtain a complete copy of the Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the EEOC’s website.  There is also a link to a Q and A section on their website for additional information. 

Are You Satisfied With Your Current Talent Acquisition Process?
Are You Satisfied With Your Current Talent Acquisition Process?

iCIMS, proud partner of EBI, provides scalable, web-based talent acquisition software including robust sourcing, applicant tracking, and on-boarding solutions for growing businesses.Fill your talent pipeline for future needsPost jobs to multiple sources, including job boards and social media, from one system. Communicate with candidates and generate reports on which sources yield the best talent.Organize applicant information for reviewMaintain all applicant data, monitor interview workflows, and schedule follow-ups with team members and hiring managers with one database.Help retain key staff to reduce turnoverAllow your recruits to hit the ground running by building relationships with top talent from the start. Transition new recruits smoothly with the appropriate on-boarding materials and scheduled trainings.

Meeting Scheduled By HHS To Focus On The Use Of Synthetic Opioids In Drug Testing
Meeting Scheduled By HHS To Focus On The Use Of Synthetic Opioids In Drug Testing

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week that a meeting will be held on January 31st 2012 from 9 AM to 3PM EST to focus on the use of Synthetic Opioids.  This public meeting will discuss the science of synthetic opioids as potential analytes (chemicals to be tested within an analytical procedure) to be included in the mandatory guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.

Employment Background Investigations Named as a Top Employment Screening Provider by HRO Today
Employment Background Investigations Named as a Top Employment Screening Provider by HRO Today

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) is honored to be included for the fifth year within HRO Today magazine’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings as one of the nation’s top thirteen providers of employment screening services.  The annual Baker’s Dozen ratings are based on customer surveys evaluating firms on their diversity of services offered, geographic reach of the company, and quality of service.

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