As communities across the country have been enmeshed in public demonstrations focused on social
justice and equality, the issue of racial bias in in the criminal justice system is especially germane. Both
the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and Society of Human Resource
Management (SHRM) have reported that over 96% of U.S. companies conduct criminal record checks
and this process in many cases is instrumental in employers hiring decisions.

HR solutions provider  Neeyamo  invited Appriss Insights to be part of a panel discussion at its Rise Above
Global HR Evolution Summit this week to help CRAs and hiring professionals better understand and
address this significant challenge.

Here are some key takeaways offered by the expert panel:

Barry Nixon — Publisher of, The Background Buzz, and other
industry publications

Krisy Bucher — Director of Marketing Programs, Appriss Insights

Lester Rosen — Founder and CEO, ESR Check

Rachel Theisen — COO, InCheck

A recording of the panel discussion is now available. Use promo code POPXRA2020 for free access to
this and other sessions.

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

In addition, Barry is a past recipient of the elite ‘Top 25 Influential People in Security’ by Security Magazine and past Co-Chair, International Committee for the National Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He currently serves as a Global Ambassador for NAPBS.

You can contact Barry at 1-949-770-5264 or online at