FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE
TO: Dayton/Cincinnati Media
FROM: R.L. Emmons and Associates, Inc.
RE: BUSINESS OFFERS LATEST PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING TECHNOLOGY
R.L. Emmons and Associates, Inc. of Centerville, Ohio announces they are on-line
with the latest technology to assist businesses with criminal records checks.
This new pre-employment screening process is called WebCheck, which utilizes
the Internet to electronically transfer a persons fingerprints and other
data to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I)
in London, Ohio. BCI&I is the official state repository for arrest and conviction
data submitted to them by law enforcement and courts.
Studies have shown as many as 10% of all job applicants lie on their applications
and most misrepresent brushes with the law. Federal laws under the Fair Credit
Reporting Act mandate what information an employer can seek out concerning a
job applicant and how that information must be used.
WebCheck involves swiping the applicants drivers license through
a magnetic card reader, then having the applicant roll their thumb and index
finger on an inkless electronic pad. The fingerprint image will appear on the
monitor, the drivers license information and fingerprints are encrypted,
then electronically transmitted to BCI&I.
If no criminal history is found, BCI&I sends a no record confirmation
to R.L. Emmons and Associates within 15 minutes. Should a criminal record be
located, documentation detailing the charges and dispositions is mailed (for
security reasons) to R.L. Emmons & Associates and is received within two
days of the request. This quick response time using Internet technology will
assist employers in making a quick and accurate hiring decision.
WebCheck is faster compared to the days of the fingerprint card, where an applicant
would need to go to a local law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted and the
fingerprint card would then be mailed to BCI&I. Two month response times
were not unusual, slowing the hiring process for a position needing to be filled
within a matter of days.
R.L. Emmons & Associates, Inc., a private investigations and business security
consulting firm has been serving the Dayton and Cincinnati area since 1988.
Owner, Richard Emmons, a retired police office with over 30 years experience
in law enforcement and private security consulting, believes this access to
public records will be beneficial to those employers wishing to provide a safe
and successful work environment.
Any organization interested in additional information about WebCheck or other
business security concerns can contact R.L. Emmons & Associates at (937)
438-0500 (Dayton) or (513) 683-0933 (Cincinnati).