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Will Barada

Barada Associates President Will Barada has helped his firm develop industry-leading approaches to reference checking interviews and reports, criminal background checks, the use of social media in hiring decisions, candidate screening based on corporate culture, and customizing screening approaches to comply with federal hiring mandates. He is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and the Indianapolis chapter of SHRM. For more information, visit

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Compliance with New EEOC Guidelines Can Help You Improve Quality of Hires

by Jan 21, 2013, 12:18 am ET

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 1.53.13 PMIn early 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of Legal Counsel issued updated guidance regarding the handling of criminal history checks in the course of background screening. Furthermore, the EEOC has announced it will aggressively pursue, as class actions, claims of discrimination that arise as a result of criminal history checks. Although the 2012 guidance clarifies long-standing EEOC policies, it is particularly involved — and initially can be confusing for HR professionals and recruiters, alike. keep reading…