According to a survey by the SHRM, many employers care about an applicant’s criminal history even more than expected. While the discovery of an applicant’s past violent felony is the most influential factor in a hiring representative making a decision to NOT extend a job offer (96%), more than a quarter (26%) of surveyed organizations still considered non-violent misdemeanors as a “very influential” factor in the decision to NOT extend a job offer as well.
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In an article by Sean P. Ray, entitled “‘Arrested Developments’: An Update on Employer Use of Criminal Background Checks from the EEOC,” Ray discusses the updated guidelines provided by the EEOC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He notes that while the EEOC does not ban criminal background checks, its guidelines make background checks more convoluted tasks for an employer, especially when it comes to the problem of discrimination. He writes that despite the length of a 52-page guide to criminal background checks,