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Help EmployeeScreenIQ with its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey

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EmployeeScreenIQ is conducting its 6th annual Employment Background Screening Survey. According to the company: In its 2015 survey, EmployeeScreenIQ again sets out to capture the various influences on employers'' hiring practices and how they respond when adverse information is revealed. Every now again I get to do something nice for people I like. Today is one of those days. What type of criminal history or resume discrepancy is egregious enough to disqualify a job candidate? How are employers handling job applicants when red flags arise? The survey is available here.

Credentials? Sure, I Have Three Degrees (Wink, Wink)

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Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ in Cleveland, Ohio, started his discussion of background checking with a review of his degrees. Recruiters beware! Expert Jason Morris explains that it can be difficult to tell a genuine degree from one straight out of a diploma mill. He displays his diplomas: My Second Degree—$295.00. Buy one, get one free! Learn More. My Third Degree—$295.00.

The Prevalence and the Practice of Social Media Screening—The Dos and Don’ts

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Today, Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ of Cleveland, Ohio, reveals his tips for social media screening. According to EmployeeScreenIQ’s Survey, about 63% of organizations do not; about 30% do the searches internally; and about 7.5% Yesterday’s Advisor shared Jason Morris’s earned and not-so-earned (i.e., diploma mill) degrees. use a third party. Twitter.

Americans Much in Favor of Background Checks

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The study (registration required) was commissioned by Sterling Talent Solutions, the entity created from the recent acquisition by SterlingBackcheck of EmployeeScreenIQ. It’s so counterintuitive to so much of what we’ve been hearing when it comes to the popularity, or lack thereof, of background screening, I thought it might pique some interest. Well, we did.”

WIRTW #360 (the “one shining moment” edition)

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via employeescreenIQ Blog Federal judge reincarnates atheist’s religious bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook blog Parental Leave Can’t Just Be for Mothers — via Harvard Business Review Social Media & Workplace Technology Believe This? March Madness is now if full swing, with 20 games down, and 47 to go (at least as this post goes live). How’s your bracket doing?

Secret Santa: Background Checks & Holiday Temp Workers

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My friends at EmployeeScreenIQ offer everything from comprehensive policies and guidelines to simple, straightforward tips that companies can take advantage of an implement right away. Perhaps it’s because I work in the HR space? I don’t know, but I just can’t help it. I know in so many ways the holiday season is about suspending belief, even magic. Particularly if you have children, this is critical. I also see a temporary worker who likely didn’t undergo a proper background check. And as I wait for my own daughter to take her turn, my mind runs away a bit on me. Watch out!

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening

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According to my friends from EmployeeScreenIQ and their The Unvarnished Truth: 2014 Top Trends in Employment Background Checks report (surveyed over 600 individuals representing a wide range of companies): A substantial portion of respondents (38 percent) search online media for information about their candidates as part of the hiring process. “The vacant laugh. Of true insanity.

#TChat Recap: Leveraging Social Recruiting Legally

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This week, our community was joined by: Jason Morris , Co-Founder, COO and President of EmployeeScreenIQ; and Nick Fishman , Co-Founder, EVP and CMO of EmployeeScreenIQ. Leveraging Social Recruiting Legally. Using social recruiting to determine if a candidate is worth investing in is a sensitive process. Both specialize in helping organizations screen talent efficiently. But why?

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online

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About the Author: Nick Fishman co-founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and serves as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. Should employers use social media to screen candidates? A good question without a right answer; it’s a gray area both in the law and company policies, especially because many employers don’t even have a social media policy. However, there are pros and cons to utilizing social media and search engines in the hiring process, and hiring managers want to know— to snoop or not to snoop? Take a look at these three key legal concerns.

WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

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Twice a year, my kids’ school invites any students in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons to perform in a recital for the entire Lower School. On Thursday, 16 students displayed their musical talents. We heard Christmas carols, standards, and classical pieces. Have you voted yet for this year’s ABA Blawg 100? You have until Dec. 19 to cast your vote here. Definitely, Maybe. —

Your Job Candidate Has Criminal Record? Don’t Panic.

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About the Author: Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and President. It’s that alarming moment when the background check reveals that your top job candidate has a criminal record. Is this a deal breaker? What should you do? Believe it or not, a criminal record does not mean that your candidate is over and done with. Legal Considerations. If your candidate has a criminal background, the first step is to educate yourself on the top legal issues that could land you in court. Hiring Matrix. Individualized Assessments.

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

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A big thank you to NPR’s Yuki Noguchi , who interviewed me for a story on office holiday parties gone badly, which ran on Wednesday’s Morning Edition. You can listen here : I love my money-quote as the story’s main call-out. I should emboss it on my business cards. Have you voted yet for this year’s ABA Blawg 100? You have until Dec. 19 to cast your vote here. And a hearty and heart-felt thank you to Casey Sipe for the kind words in nominating me this year).

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

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When Big Data Meets HR — via employeescreenIQ Blog Law firms clash over laptops taken by departing lawyers — via ABA Journal Daily News Compliance concerns for 2015 and beyond, Part 1: Social media — via InsideCounsel The Emergence of Cybersecurity Law — via Ride The Lightning What Does the Anthem Breach Mean For You? — o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day.

WIRTW #356 (the “rock hall” edition)

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via Families and Work Institute Blog How to Keep HR Off the Front Page of the Newspaper — via TLNT Litigation Update: Home Depot Hit for Employment Background Checks — via employeescreenIQ Blog The Brian Williams Story: Lessons for Employers — via Joe’s HR and Benefits Blog 5 Real-Life Lessons About Resume Fraud — via EmployeeScreenIQ Blog You’ve exceeded my expectations, Valentine! —

WIRTW #362 (the #rockweek2015 edition)

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via 1 Million for Work Flexibility The Love Contract – Taking the Romance Out of Office Trysts — via The Labor Dish Litigation Update: FCRA Claim Against Paramount is Thrown Out — via employeescreenIQ Blog A new employer obligation to provide predictable scheduling? — Cleveland is popping. We landed the 2016 Republican Convention. We keep showing up on national “best of” lists—best city to visit , best food , best beer …. Our urban renaissance continues at warp speed. We’re even revitalizing the Flats. Rock Week kicks off with an awesome event. Here’s a small taste. Now what? —

WIRTW #355 (the “paraskevidekatriaphobia” edition)

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via employeescreenIQ Blog Does Your Office Have Dating Policies and Guidelines? — Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Fragapane Phobia is the fear of celebrating birthdays. Today is my birthday, and, thankfully, I suffer from neither of these phobias. Happy birthday to me. via Abovethelaw.com HR & Employee Relations Can You Deny Employment for Falsifying a Job Application? — You still owe OT — via Business Management Daily Must you pay an employee for mandatory alcohol treatment? — what I''m reading

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

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via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions Knowing When to Fire Someone — via Harvard Business Review 15 for ’15: Employment and labor resolutions for the new year — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Don’t Be That Guy: Holding Out on Employment Background Checks — via employeescreenIQ Blog The Employee Zone Of Privacy — via Ohio HR Law Wage & Hour Exotic dancers agree to $2.3

WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

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The debate continues… — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider 3 Facts about Measles and the Workplace — via ERC Insights Blog Litigation Update: Transportation Firm Served With FCRA Class Action — via employeescreenIQ Blog Ten Actions You Can Take Now to Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets – Action Eight: Make the Most of the Exit Interview — via netWORKed Lawyers What Counts As An Appropriate Workplace Hug? — My kids go to an amazing school. Part of what makes it amazing is that beginning in second grade the year’s second parent-teacher conferences is student led.

WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

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via employeescreenIQ Blog HR & Employee Relations The Top Five Signs you Need an HR Person — via Blogging4Jobs Employment law advice you should never follow — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider How Employers Do Employment Background Checks — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas FCRA Class Action Lawsuits: What Employers Need to Know — via Trepanier MacGillis Battina Millennials Seek Flexibility at Work — via Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog Guns In The Workplace Versus Employer’s Property Rights — via Ohio HR Law Is Full-Time Telecommuting a Good or Bad Thing? —