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.

#TChat Preview: Legally Leverage Social Media In Recruitment

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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. The TalentCulture #TChat Show will be back live on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET.

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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. His résumé lists three, a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State, a Master of Business Administration in Economics from Gordon University, and a Doctor of Arts in Criminology, also from Gordon.

#TChat Recap: Mending Employee And Employer Relations

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We’ll be discussing Using Social Media to Recruit, Screen and Assess, Legally during our Social Hour on #TChat with our guest hosts: Nick Fishman , Chief Marketing Officer, EmployeeScreenIQ, and Jason Morris , Founder, EmployeeScreenIQ. Mending Employee And Employer Relations. It’s been an exciting 4 years since we begun this amazing social learning adventure.

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. Does your organization conduct online media searches as a means of screening candidates in the hiring process?

#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. But it is a modern-day practice being widely used, and it needs to be understood before it is greatly misinterpreted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! — You may have heard that Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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

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 #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 #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 #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

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via The Emplawyerologist Social Media & Workplace Technology Instagram is now bigger than Twitter — via The Verge Lawyers Left to their Own Devices — via Clio HR & Employee Relations Man has 8 minutes to convince prostitutes to quit in new reality show — via Entertainment Weekly’s Ausiello Files FTC and EEOC Publish Background Check Guide for Job Applicants — via EmployeeScreenIQ Blog Why would I want to offer a severance benefit to a terminated employee? —

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. Dressed up in the mask of tragedy. Programmed for the guts and glands. Of idle minds and idle hands…”.

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.

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. She’s a guitar playing, Australian, singer-songwriter, whose songs mix crunchy, grungy guitar riffs with catchy lyrical turns of phrases about otherwise mundane topics of everyday life such as house hunting (DePreston) and organic foods (Dead Fox). Oh, and she absolutely rocks. Need proof? Here she is performing “Dead Fox” in Minneapolis / St. Paul last month.

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