Skip to Page Content

Event Details

    Virtual Monthly Meeting - How to Use Criminal Records and the Background Check COMPLIANTLY in Your Hiring Process

    Date: October 8, 2021, 11:30am
    Virtual Only: Zoom

    Topic: WCW SHRM Monthly Meeting: Background Screening: How to Use Criminal Records and the Background Check COMPLIANTLY in Your Hiring Process
    Time: Oct 8, 2021 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 837 7070 2742
    Passcode: 926251

    Event Type:
    iCal link
    Add to Calendar

    Background Screening: How to Use Criminal Records and the Background Check COMPLIANTLY in Your Hiring Process   

    So, you think you’re doing the right thing to protect your organization by ordering background checks on you’re applicants (and you are) but did you know there are many ‘traps’ and pitfalls where you’re violating FCRA law and other state laws that aren’t so obvious? In this installment of Deb’s national background screening educational series, she walks you step by step through all phases of using criminal records in the hiring process. This includes job postings and job applications (yes, these could put you at risk), the interview process (hello, Ban the Box laws), job offers, the EEOC Guidance on the consideration of criminal records in the hiring process, Individualized Assessments, and business necessity, internal job matrixes and Adverse Action. A must-attend session for all HR Professionals responsible for recruiting, hiring, compliance & talent management.

    1. Learn how to make compliant hiring decisions based on the background check & the criminal records it contains – this includes state restrictions on criminal reporting, individualized assessment, the EEOC Guidance, and Adverse Action.
    2. Learn how to compliantly list qualifications in your job postings and how your application may be causing you great risk of litigation.
    3. Learn when to compliantly run the background check and how to be compliant with Ban the Box laws during the interview process.
    4. Learn to create internal job matrixes which allow you to make consistent, compliant hiring decision based on a business necessity and criminal records for each job and how that can vary by position.


    Debra Keller is President & Chief Compliance Officer at Total Insight Screening, a national background screening firm. Deb is a national authority on background screening, regulatory compliance, the FCRA, the use of criminal records in the employment process, and the EEOC ‘New’ Guidance of 2012. She’s a frequent speaker at National and State SHRM conferences across the country and was scheduled to present at SHRM2020 before the pandemic cancellation, spoke at the 2016 NATIONAL SHRM Conference, 2017 SHRM Talent Management Conference, 2017 WA Employment Law Conference, 2018 National ASA Staffing World conference as well as numerous industry conferences and has been a background screening instructor at the Coca Cola Institute in Chicago.

    Debra has also been quoted in many publications and books including SHRM magazines & the 2020 Complete Guide to Human Resources & the Law. Deb holds the PBSA Advanced Certification credential, the FCRA & background screening.