The Pitfalls of Background Screening
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
11:30am – 1:30pm
Reducing risk and ensuring job candidates are qualified is an important part of the hiring process, which is why many employers implement background screening services. Background checks have been proven over and over again to be an effective and cost-efficient component of the hiring process, as long as employers follow proper compliancy procedures in obtaining the information.
Background checks are highly regulated for purposes of protecting consumers’ rights and protecting the confidential nature of the information used in the background screening processes. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), numerous state consumer reporting laws as well as standards from EEOC and many other regulations create difficulties for employers to maintain proper compliance within their background screening processes. When employers do not pay attention to these regulations and guidelines, they open their organizations up to unnecessary risk, defeating the intended purpose of background screening in the first place.
This presentation defines background screening services as well as covers compliance issues that are most important in understanding employer and employee rights in the employment background screening process.
Anthony Maiello | CIO, Sterling InfoSystems
As Chief Information Officer, Anthony is responsible for aligning technology vision and execution with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies and acquisitions. He directs the engineering of all aspects of developing and implementing technology initiatives within the organization. With over 27 years experience in the technology industry, Maiello is responsible for managing Sterling InfoSystems technology decisions around engineering, support and architecture. His team leads development for all Sterling products and various advanced technology programs.
Before joining Sterling InfoSystems in 2011, Maiello was GM of Systems Engineering at GE Energy Services for over 8 years, where he directed systems development for Smart Grid and power plants with an eye towards innovation, simplicity and eco-imagination. Maiello was also Vice President of Technology and Quality Assurance for Pittway Corporation of Honeywell where he led design and development of residential and commercial video and security systems. Prior to joining Honeywell in 1999, Maiello was Vice president of Technology, Quality Assurance, and Technical Support for Prestige Software of Computer Associates where he led applications engineering for the financial industry. Maiello also held positions of Engineering, Architecture, and Director for Reuters managing large real-time and historical news systems. Maiello started his engineering career in 1984 as a Software Engineer for General Dynamics designing and developing missile control systems and submarine simulators.
Maiello participated in several associations, including serving as chairman of the board for the Smart Grid Society of the Technology Association of Georgia, a member of the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and keynote speaker at several Engineering and Science seminars and universities, such as IEEE, MIT and Georgia Tech. Maiello held leadership positions on the Technology Association of Georgia Board of Directors, and a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He has received numerous high profile and prestigious recognitions, including the GE Edison, TAG Leadership, and GE Leadership awards. Maiello also acts as technical advisor for several technology departments and companies. He volunteered with Boy Scouts of America, the Official Little League, Federated American Baseball League, and various Church functions and United Way charities.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computers Science Engineering and Mathematics from Manhattan College in New York City. Anthony is married with three children.
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2300 Windy Ridge Pkwy, Conference Room 1 | Atlanta, GA 30339
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