Concurrent Session
Background Investigation Strategies and Second Chance Hiring
Magnolia 5
In-Person Tuesday 04/18/2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Organization (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to follow risk mitigation best practices and assess applicants on an individual basis to ensure an inclusive workforce that complies with HR laws 

It's critical for employers to follow second chance hiring compliance. However, recent legislation has caused confusion for HR Professionals, with 71% citing Hiring and Retention as their biggest challenge. When asked what changes their companies have made to address this, 17.2% said they have eliminated or relaxed background check requirements. This important risk mitigation measure can be conducted in a way that does not exclude those with criminal convictions when best practices are followed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand 'Second Chance' hiring and the importance of conducting individualized assessments.
  • Hear how expunged, sealed or dismissed criminal records impact employers and screening vendors.
  • Discover the difference between Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) criminal conviction time reporting of arrests and convictions vs. some state laws.
  • Learn how variables such as the salary or position of the job affect how long adverse information can appear on background investigation reports.
  • Review why background investigations are an important risk mitigation measure that should be conducted in a way that does not exclude those with criminal convictions.

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Mario Pecoraro, CEO,
Alliance Risk Group