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.

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.

Americans Much in Favor of Background Checks


The study (registration required) was commissioned by Sterling Talent Solutions, the entity created from the recent acquisition by SterlingBackcheck of EmployeeScreenIQ.

#TChat Preview: Legally Leverage Social Media In Recruitment


Grossman as we learn about how to legally leverage social media in the recruitment process with this week’s guests: Jason Morris , Co-Founder, COO and President of EmployeeScreenIQ; and Nick Fishman , Co-Founder, EVP and CMO of EmployeeScreenIQ.

WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)

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I thought I’d try something different today by bringing you a musician I’ve recently discovered— Courtney Barnett.

WIRTW #356 (the “rock hall” edition)

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You may have heard that Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You may have also heard that this year is Cleveland’s turn in the rotation to host the induction ceremony. The Rock Hall is turning this year’s inductions into a week-long party, which kicks off with Celebration Day on April 11.

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?

Secret Santa: Background Checks & Holiday Temp Workers


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.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

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o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on their “special” day).

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.

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

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Allow me to take off my law blogger hat for a moment, and switch to my concert promoter hat.

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.

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online


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.

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


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.

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 #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 #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).

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening


“The vacant laugh. Of true insanity. Dressed up in the mask of tragedy. Programmed for the guts and glands. Of idle minds and idle hands…”. Neil Peart (musician and writer).

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.