The resources found in this website are the product of thousands of hours of research performed by a 40 year veteran HR director and business owner in order to help others navigate the complicated world of “How best to evaluate a candidate with a criminal record” while providing the documentation necessary to prove compliance with the EEOC Guidelines that govern this process.
The solution involves applying a simple scoring metric to each state’s list of statutes that would likely appear on a background check. We also have provided a list of sample questions you might ask a candidate when discussing their criminal history along with a specially designed release form to be sent to a current or former parole officer.
In addition to this simple and straight forward process, we have provided links to each state’s statute search engine along with a compilation of Federal and state-by-state incentives to hiring felons and the forms necessary to apply for these incentives.
We think you will find this low cost resource an outstanding standardized process – valid state-by-state – provided to help you access a largely untapped talent pool and a way to better evaluate these candidates.