Criminal History and Discrimination: Assessing Applicants Properly

More and more businesses are changing their hiring practices by using employment background screenings to protect their organizations from potential risk and making efforts to address inequities in their workplaces by purposefully building diverse, equitable workforces. A few things to consider when developing an effective and ethical background screening policy include a proper timeline, Ban-the-Box, and Fair Chance laws, position-specific requirements, and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance.


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