Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
PreemploymentDirectory.com announced it will be offering CrimApollo’s landmark solution to help businesses address the EEOC Guidance for employers to use Individual Assessments when using criminal records in the hiring process. CrimApollo is an online program that allows businesses to conduct an “Individual Assessment” by instantly comparing the job relatedness/business necessity of an applicant’s criminal offenses to the firm’s job criteria and attributes (does the position involve working with minors, operating a motor vehicle, etc) and choose the nature of the offense(s) of an applicant (was the offense violent, theft, etc).
W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com said, "As the leading background information portal for Human Resources and hiring managers, PreemploymentDirectory.com believes that the time was right to partner with CrimApollo to provide HR Managers access to this valuable tool to help reduce some of the tension related to satisfying the EEOC Guidance to use ‘Individual Assessments’ when using criminal records during the hiring process." Nixon added, “With the rapid expansion of the ‘Ban the Box’ movement, which requires employers to remove questions about criminal records from their employment application and to defer asking about such records until after an interview has determined qualifications, employers have a greater need than ever to have an objective process to screen criminal records. Eleven states have embraced a ban-the-box policy, with four extending it to private employers. At last count, 56 cities and counties had adopted the policy, with 15 applying it to private employers or government contractors. California, Maryland, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Delaware and Nebraska are among the most recent states to enacted legislation, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued an executive order removing the background check question from state applications. There are ban-the-box bills pending in five states -- New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Virginia. Like it or not, ‘ban the box’ is real and employers must be proactive in implementing processes that allow them to effectively and legally use criminal records as part of the hiring process.”
Derek Hinton, CEO, CrimApollo said, "Criminal records have become indispensible for employers as a tool to ensure a safe and productive workplace for employees as well as the general public. At the same time, the EEOC prohibits certain practices when using criminal records for employment purposes and mandates certain procedures that must be documented even when using in accordance with their guidance."
"CrimApollo allows employers to assess the job and the offense and obtain practical guidance while ensuring EEOC guidelines are followed and the process is documented."
CrimApollo is available to employment screening firms as an added service to employers that obtain criminal records.
“We are delighted to be working with PreemploymentDirectory.com which, as the leading background information portal for Human Resources and hiring managers is uniquely positioned to connect HR Managers to the CrimApollo application. We are looking forward to working with them,” said Hinton.
PreemploymentDirectory.com helps employers meet the critical need to know whom they are hiring and who is on their payroll. The online background screening directory is the most comprehensive directory of background screening firms designed to make it easy for organizations to quickly find a company to meet their screening needs. It’s a ‘One stop’ source that saves organizations time because they no longer need to deal with millions of hits on search engines. Companies can quickly search the Directory alphabetically, by state for the US or internationally by country.
“The Background Screening Information Portal”
CrimApollo offers a unique online Criminal Record/EEOC Assessment Process that was developed with industry experts and veteran employment law attorneys.
The online application allows you to select the job attributes of a position (e.g., works with minors, operates a motor vehicle, etc.) and then select the nature, severity, timing, etc. of the criminal offense(s) of an applicant (e.g., assault, theft, etc.) CrimApollo then provides an instant indicator of job-relatedness and business necessity, and leads you through the EEOC “Individualized Assessment.” The process takes around 4 minutes, is done online and allows consistency of evaluation while documenting the process for every assessment in a stored PDF document.
The subscription service comes with a complete Employer Criminal Record Usage Policy and Procedure document.