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EmployeeScreenIQ Approved for SHRM Preferred Provider Network

Nick Fishman

SHRM Preffered Provider Seal

As you may know, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) launched their SHRM Certification program for HR professionals in May, 2014.

Since that time, they have developed a credentialing program which makes recipients recognized experts and leaders in the HR field.  In order to qualify for, and maintain certification recipients must accumulate SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDC’s) which are awarded for continuing education activities.

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Gerry Crispin and Joel Cheesman

Thanks, Gerry

Joel Cheesman

I first heard the name Gerry Crispin in 1998.

I was working for a job board at the time, and our CEO had been hounding the marketing department for weeks about putting our best foot forward for CareerXRoads, a book that, at the time, was the Bible for rating all the online players.

In the days before blogs and social media, publications like CareerXRoads were vital to vendors who wanted to make a splash. A solid review meant instant street cred, while something less than stellar meant another year in purgatory.

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3 Keys to Successful Resume Verification

Nick Fishman

Verification of Employment

You already know that resume verification is an important part of a candidate’s background check, but perhaps you’ve never wondered why certain information is required from the candidate to achieve success. And more specifically, how does a background screening company use this information to complete an employment verification? Knowing why you’re requesting this information will give you a better understanding of the “big picture” of employment background checks.

Both the applicant release form and employment verification form (usually included on a job application or separate background screening questionnaire), whether in electronic or paper form, have the potential to provide information that is particularly helpful for completing the background check and ultimately, helps you make smarter hiring decisions. However, information provided by candidates can also hinder the verification process when it’s incomplete or incorrect.

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