EBI to Present at 2012 Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues

Employment Background Investigations, Inc (EBI) Chief Knowledge Officer, Robert Capwell, presented an education session at the Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, May 9th at 3:45pm titled – Critical Employment Background Screening Resources for HR Professionals in Texas.

Discussion topics within Mr. Capwell’s presentation included searching criminal records and sex offender databases in the state, an overview of education and employment fraud, and using social media for employee screening. Capwell’s presentation also highlighted the complexities of navigating state and EEOC regulations for proper compliance as well as following FCRA guidance when conducting employee background checks. In light of the recent updates to the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records, Mr. Capwell dedicated a portion of his session reviewing how these changes impact the employment decision-making process.

EBI’s Regulatory and Compliance Department is dedicated to working diligently on Capitol Hill and with other regulatory agencies to keep our clients informed about legislative and regulatory changes that affect our industry. One of the many ways we keep clients informed of vital information impacting the background screening industry is within the Legislative Alerts section of our website. Richard Kurland, President and CEO, stated that, “It is EBI’s commitment to our industry and clients which guides us in providing essential information to ensure compliance within the screening process for HR professionals.” The Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues will be held May 9-10, 2012 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.

About Employment Background Investigations, Inc.
EBI is a technology driven innovator and leader in providing domestic and global background employment screening, drug testing, occupational healthcare and I-9 compliance solutions. With emphasis on business process optimization, EBI services over 5,000 clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide and specializes in the development, implementation and management of comprehensive and customized employment screening programs for large and multi-national clients. EBI is among the two percent of background screening companies accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) and is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Recognized for innovative solutions, custom programs and excellence in service, EBI has been named as a top provider of employment screening services in Workforce Management’s `Hot List’ and HRO Today’s `Baker’s Dozen’ since 2007.