Americans Much in Favor of Background Checks

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Granted, the company announcing this research has some “skin in the game,” as we sometimes say around here, but this study — which was explained to me in some detail at the recent SHRM16 conference in Washington — bears sharing.

#TChat Recap: Mending Employee And Employer Relations

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Industrial & Organizational Psychologist and Director of Thought Leadership at Kilberry Leadership Advisors; and Chip Joyce, CEO and Co-founder of Allied Talent. Engagement, passion, and connectivity are not just bounded in our personal lives; we can share these same experiences at work.

#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. TChat Radio Kicks Off at 7pm ET / 4pm PT — Our weekly live broadcast runs 30 minutes.

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%

Secret Santa: Background Checks & Holiday Temp Workers

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But the truth is, when I see Santa up on his throne at the mall, taking one child after another up onto his lap for a recital of holiday wants and wishes, I don’t just see the candy canes, the mistletoe, and the happy, excited faces. Not necessarily always down the darkest of roads (though sadly, you’d be shocked at how often “Santa” gets hired without a proper sex offender registry search), but simply through the facts and realities. Perhaps it’s because I work in the HR space?

WIRTW #356 (the “rock hall” edition)

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Since Joan Jett is one of this year’s inductees, the Rock Hall has invited my daughter’s School of Rock band for an encore performance of last month’s Joan Jett show — April 11, at 5 pm , on the big stage at the Rock Hall.

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

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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? The always awesome Rhett Miller feels your pain (in song).

WIRTW #355 (the “paraskevidekatriaphobia” edition)

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via employeescreenIQ Blog Does Your Office Have Dating Policies and Guidelines? — via Employer Law Report Labor Relations Trade Groups Take Aim At Quickie Election Rule — via Labor Relations Today Calling the Police Over Handbilling in Front of Workplace Unlawful Because City Previously Designated Area as Public Right of Way — via Matt Austin Labor Law. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Fragapane Phobia is the fear of celebrating birthdays.

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online

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First, let’s take a look at how many in HR say that they use social media in the hiring process. Take a look at these three key legal concerns. Remember, information readily available on a public page (religion or race, for example, gleaned by glancing at a profile picture) is protected class information. About the Author: Nick Fishman co-founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and serves as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President.

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

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If you love live music and find yourself looking for something to do on January 18 at 3 pm, or January 24 at 1 pm, School of Rock Strongsville will be presenting The Music of Joan Jett, featuring my very own Norah Hyman on guitar and vocals.

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

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In fact, there are five key steps that will help you determine whether or not your candidate should be disqualified and, at the same time, how you can stay compliant with state and federal screening laws. Older age at the time of the offense or the time of release. About the Author: Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and President.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

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via Minnesota Employer Twitter is surveying users about how much they get harassed online — via The Verge HR & Employee Relations Though employees may not balk at signing non-competes, the key is when to use them. — o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day.

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening

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Before even knowing the context (and not really caring at first), I cringed and rolled my eyes. This one, though, was really offensive, although I didn’t point that out to my friend who shared it, nor did I comment on it at all. “The vacant laugh. Of true insanity.

WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

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And then Norah took the stage with Joan Jett’s Crimson and Clover : If you''re in Cleveland, you can see Norah perform this (and other Joan Jett songs) with her full band on Sunday, January 18 and Saturday, January 24, at the Music Box Supper Club.

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.

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

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via Michigan Employment Law Connection EEOC promises guidance on wellness programs in February — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Social Media & Workplace Technology Issue of Threats via Facebook Heads to the Supreme Court — via Molly DiBianca’s Delaware Employment Law Blog Googling Candidates: Ray Rice Version — via The HR Capitalist, Kris Dunn The Key to Managing Cyber Monday: Just Be Generous With Employees — via TLNT Will “Facebook at Work” be a LinkedIn Killer? —

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

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With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy New Year. I’ll see everyone back in 2015.

WIRTW #362 (the #rockweek2015 edition)

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Our urban renaissance continues at warp speed. At 2:30 pm, School of Rock will perform a set of music by 2015 inductee Joan Jett, featuring (among others) Norah Hyman on guitar and vocals. A video posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:33am PST Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Young v. 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 ….