7/4/2014 Fourth of July Holiday Court Closures: Background Check Delays

Happy 4th of July!  In observance of Independence Day, all U.S. Courts will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.  Employers conducting criminal background checks in the United States will notice delays through the weekend following the holiday as the courts reopen on Monday, July 7th and address the backlog created by the holiday closure.

Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday!

7/1/2014 Indiana Update: What Criminal History Information May Be Reported to Employers

Effective July 1, 2014, Indiana has a new rule on what information “criminal history providers” can report in employment background checks. This latest version of Ind. Code § 24-4-18-6 makes a technical correction to the law and clears up a few things.  Unlike previous versions of the statute, the new law allows reporting of non-conviction and pending records as long as the information is within the 7 year window required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Indiana Update: Criminal History Information That Might Be Reported to Employers

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Effective July 1, 2014, Indiana has a new rule on what information “criminal history providers” can report in employment background checks. This latest version of Ind. Code § 24-4-18-6 makes a technical correction to the law and clears up a few things.  Unlike previous versions of the statute, the new law allows reporting of non-conviction and pending records as long as the information is within the 7 year window required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

As it now reads, the law limits reporting of expunged records and sealed records—records that any compliant screening company wouldn’t give you anyway. It also prohibits reporting certain classes of felonies that have been reduced or converted to a misdemeanor, and creates a statutory cause of action for the intentional or “knowing” act of reporting an inaccurate record. Continue reading Indiana Update: Criminal History Information That Might Be Reported to Employers

Journey Through the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference

As you may have already read a bit about SHRM 2014 in Nick’s dinner conversation post, we wanted to feature the highlights of our time at SHRM this year talking employee background checks, as seen through some of our top tweets and photos. Take a look and share about your time at SHRM 2014.

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Thanks to all who visited our booth this year to talk employment background checks and showed some love for EmployeeScreenIQ with our “I Love EmployeeScreenIQ” sticker. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

6/26/2014 WeedHire Integrates EmployeeScreenIQ Platform to Help Avoid a Bad Hire (Wall Street Journal)

AnythingIT/WeedHire today announced it has finalized a partnership with EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, nationally-accredited pre-employment background screening company. Through its new partnership, WeedHire will integrate EmployeeScreenIQ’s pre-employment background screening application into WeedHire.com providing customers with an essential solution for all their hiring needs. EmployeeScreenIQ’s self-service, web-based model allows companies to quickly and easily conduct legally compliant employment background checks.

SHRM Diaries: Background Check Delay Story Makes for Bad Dinner Conversation

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I think we can all agree that no one loves waiting for their employment background checks to be completed, especially when there are delays. It can throw a log jam into your hiring process, potentially delay your start dates and even spook your candidates. And nobody wants that to happen.

The natural tendency is to blame the background screening company, right? Surely, they’re too busy otherwise the work would be completed. That might be true with some providers, but for those of us that focus on delivering the most comprehensive and compliant background checks, these delays can be par for the course. In our case, volume has little to nothing to do with delays. For us, the two biggest contributors to delayed employee background checks is authenticating and confirming a criminal record and if a court mandates that a criminal record search can only be performed by one of their clerks.

Having said that, I wanted to share a story that one of our clients told us this past week at the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference. If you’re feeling the heat over delayed background checks, you should keep reading. Continue reading SHRM Diaries: Background Check Delay Story Makes for Bad Dinner Conversation

Resume Verification Best Practices That Could Save Your Company

Resume Verification

If you only knew the truth.

Are your candidates lying to you? Okay, maybe not to your face, but the information candidates provide on their resume may not always be the absolute truth. Whether it’s an unintentional lie, like a minor discrepancy in dates of employment, or a blatant lie like listing that they worked for a company that doesn’t exist— your company can’t afford to hire candidates who inaccurately represent themselves.

Our latest white paper, Are Your Candidates Lying? Resume Verification Best Practices That Could Save Your Company,” will help you discover tried-and-true verification best practices to protect your organization, your customers, and your reputation in the marketplace.

Not only does this article cover why resume verification is vital for every company’s background screening program, but we also reveal best practices, the real reasons candidates feel the need to lie, and infamous stories of resume lies.








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6/20/2014 West Virginia Day Background Check Delays

Please note that all courts in the state of West Virginia will be closed today, June 20, 20014 in observance of West Virginia Day.

All those requesting employee background checks in West Virginia should expect delays until the courts reopen on Monday the 23rd.

So, on behalf of all of us at EmployeeScreenIQ, let us be the first to wish you a happy West Virginia Day!!!!

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: An Employer’s Guide to Effective Resume Verification

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Is that resume in your hand the real deal? Or is it peppered with white lies – or even more serious inaccuracies such as falsified academic credentials or a fabricated work history? To ensure your Mr. or Ms. Perfect isn’t really a Pinocchio in disguise, watch our complimentary webinar, Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: An Employer’s Guide to Effective Resume Verification.

3 Ways to Win a Kindle Fire with EmployeeScreenIQ at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference

Win a Kindle Fire HD from EmployeeScreenIQ

With the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference rapidly approaching, you’re likely rushing to wrap up projects in the office, making sure you have everything you need for Orlando, and of course, planning which sessions to attend and vendors to visit. And with that, consider this your informal invitation to meet with EmployeeScreenIQ at booth #2483 next week.

We invite you to meet us at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference in Orlando and let our experts assess your pre-employment background screening program. Not only will our experts help you determine if it’s time to reconsider your relationship with your background screening provider, but you can also enter to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet in not just one, but three ways. And did I mention we’re giving a total of 24 Kindles away throughout the conference?

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If winning a Kindle isn’t enticing enough, consider that each of our experts has decades of experience providing employee background checks and has worked with numerous clients in all sorts of industries.

Short on time? Skip the line to meet with our experts by pre-scheduling an appointment. Whether you want to meet face-to-face for five, ten, or thirty minutes, just email us at info@employeescreen.com with at least two dates and times you’re available during the conference and we’ll follow-up to confirm your appointment.