Background Screening Expert Angela Preston Presents "My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?" at the National Retail Federation HR Executives Summit on October 14.

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 14, 2014

EmployeeScreenIQ ( vice president of compliance and general counsel, Angela Preston, will present, “My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?” at the National Retail Federation HR Summit in Chicago, Illinois on October 14, 2014, 12:05PM – 1:00PM.

Not a month went by in 2013 without a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against an employer for their background screening practices.

While a criminal record should not automatically disqualify a candidate, employers also want to protect their company by properly screening candidates. However, many companies may be at risk if they are not following appropriate state and federal screening laws and should take steps to ensure they are not the next company to make headline news.

With over 10 years in background screening, Angela Preston offers four steps to compliance when a candidate has a criminal record. These steps to compliance include, the proper use of a hiring matrix, individualized assessments, the execution of a two-step adverse action process, and proper management of candidate disputes.

For more information, please visit the NRF Human Resources Executives Summit here.

About EmployeeScreenIQ:
EmployeeScreenIQ helps employers make smart hiring decisions. We do this through a comprehensive suite of employment background screening services including the industry’s most thorough and accurate criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by less than two percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit