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SterlingBackcheck Acquires EmployeeScreenIQ, a Global Provider of Background Screening Services

NEW YORK, November 3, 2015 – SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening companies, announced today that it has acquired EmployeeScreenIQ, a global provider of employment background checks and substance abuse screening services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Many Employers Not in Compliance With EEOC Criminal Records Guidance, EmployeeScreenIQ Research Shows

CLEVELAND, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — When the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s criminal records guidance was made stricter in 2012, employers reacted with concern and confusion. A survey released this year by EmployeeScreenIQ showed that while more employers are following the EEOC guidance, many still admit to being out of compliance — a situation that puts them at considerable legal risk.

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The EEOC’s Criminal Background Screening Guidance 3 Years Later

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By definition, guidance is supposed to help resolve a problem. Yet, for employers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) 2012 update to its criminal background screening guidance has instead created a problem: uncertainty about how to conduct criminal background checks without significant legal risk.

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14th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute (Speaking Engagement)

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EmployeeScreenIQ vice president of compliance, Angela Preston will present, “Brace Yourself! Get Ready for the New Legal Landmines in Background Check Compliance” at the The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) 14th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute at Aria in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 5, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Not a month went by in 2014 without a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against an employer for its background screening practices. Many companies may be putting themselves at risk if they are not following appropriate state and federal screening laws. While a criminal record should not automatically disqualify a candidate, employers must also protect their companies by properly screening candidates.

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9/23/2015 Philadelphia Courts Closed and Others for Pope’s Visit

Please note that the courts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be closed from Wednesday, September 23rd through Monday, September 28th due to the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to the city.

We have also been notified that Washington DC courts will be operating on an emergency schedule this Thursday and Friday (September 24-25) and that the courts Camdem, New Jersey will be closed on Friday the 25th.

Please expect background check delays on any orders placed in the affected areas during this time.

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EmployeeScreenIQ Named to Workforce Magazine’s “Hot List” of Background Checking Providers for Eighth Straight Year

CLEVELAND, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EmployeeScreenIQ has yet again been recognized as one of the top providers of employment background screening services. For the eighth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ made Workforce’s “Hot List” of background checking providers, which was published in the magazine’s September edition.

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SHAKER Announces Strategic Partnership With EmployeeScreenIQ

SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced details of its new strategic partnership with EmployeeScreenIQ, a global provider of employment background screening services. The resulting combination of SHAKER’s Virtual Job Tryout® technology and EmployeeScreenIQ’s advanced screening solutions provide the companies’ joint customers with high-level insight into their candidates to make smarter, data-based hiring decisions.

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2015 Illinois HR Conference and Exposition (Speaking Engagement)

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EmployeeScreenIQ executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Nick Fishman will present, “My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?” at the 16th Annual Illinois HR Conference and Exhibition at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois on September 15, 2015, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Not a month went by in 2014 without a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against an employer for its background screening practices. Many companies may be putting themselves at risk if they are not following appropriate state and federal screening laws. While a criminal record should not automatically disqualify a candidate, employers must also protect their companies by properly screening candidates.

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EmployeeScreenIQ Approved for SHRM Preferred Provider Network

CLEVELAND, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EmployeeScreenIQ (www.employeescreen.com), a global provider of employment background screening services has been approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to join its Preferred Provider Network. EmployeeScreenIQ can now award SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the programs that the company offers relating to the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK), including webinars, speaking engagements, podcast, e-learning and other programs. The SHRM BoCK contains the knowledge and behaviors on which the new SHRM certifications are based.

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EmployeeScreenIQ to Exhibit at 2015 Ohio Human Resource Conference

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EmployeeScreenIQ will be exhibiting at the 2015 Ohio Human Resource Conference September 16-18, 2015 at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

Drop by our booth to learn how we can help you make the most informed hiring decisions without gambling on accuracy, quality or compliance. Let our experts assess your employment background screening program and be entered to win a variety of prizes.

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