Employee Background Checks: Balancing Fairness and Fitness


When employers use background checks to evaluate candidates for a job, the obvious goal is to find the best, most qualified person for the job. “Fitness” for the role is a key concern. If not careful, employment decisions can unfairly cause some candidates to be discarded or overlooked as employers bring their own biases or assumptions to the decision-making process. Background screening can help bring an objective, unbiased perspective to the hiring process. When done right, a background screening program puts processes in place to help employers balance fairness and fitness.

Our latest SlideShare presentation walks you through a summary of how to evaluate the results of a background check. You’ll learn what to check for and why; how to recognize the risk factors of the position you’re seeking to fill; what to do when you encounter a “negative” background check; and how to incorporate individualized assessments.

Flip through the presentation here:

About Michael Gaul

A security industry professional since 1988, Michael has extensive expertise in the fields of human capital risk management, physical security, and background screening process management. Michael leads Proforma’s sales, marketing, and strategic customer relations efforts.
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