ASIS Seeking Public Comment on Preemployment Background Screening

March 22, 2008

The American Society for Industrial Security - International (ASIS) is seeking public comment on their Preemployment Background Screening guideline.  According to ASIS, The scope of the Preemployment Background Screening Guideline is to aid U.S. employers in understanding and implementing the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and related legal issues associated with  background screening of job applicants. (This guideline is focused on U.S. employers. The variables existing within the international community on preemployment background screening are not addressed in this guideline.)

If you are involved in any part of the background screening process you will want to read the guideline, and make comment to ASIS. This preemployment background screening guideline may very well become the standard used by the Courts in deciding litigation cases.

My only concern is the guideline fails to address post-employment background checks, which. I feel, should be an integral part of any companies screening process. I have voiced my concerns to ASIS. Here's the public comment link. Comments will accepted through April 16, 2008.

Curtis Baillie, Principal Consultant - Security Consulting Strategies LLC