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3/12/2015 EmployeeScreenIQ and DirectEmployers Association Announce Strategic Partnership

“DirectEmployers Association has been serving its members with market-leading services for a very long time,” said Joel Cheesman, Director of Strategic Alliances for EmployeeScreenIQ. “Their members trust them, and I’m excited to work closely with the team at DirectEmployers to provide best-of-class employee background checks and compliance education.”

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1/27/2015 EmployeeScreenIQ Invites HR Professionals' Participation in 6th Annual Survey (PR Newswire)

2014 presented more than its fair share of hiring challenges – and global background screening provider EmployeeScreenIQ wants to learn how human resource professionals navigated this often litigation- and legislation-riddled landscape.

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12/18/2014 Year in Review: EmployeeScreenIQ Reveals Top Five Legal Trends of 2014 (PR Newswire)

At year's end, Angela Preston, vice president of compliance and general counsel for EmployeeScreenIQ reflects on the top five background screening and employment issues of 2014.

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11/20/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ and iCIMS Enhance Partnership to Provide Employers with a Smoother Candidate Screening Process

Designed to save time on repetitive tasks, increase productivity and promote security, iCIMS has for several years been seamlessly integrated with EmployeeScreenIQ's premium employee background check service to offer a simple, smart, safe and stable pre-employment screening and talent acquisition processes.

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7/26/2014 Employers Adjust Criminal Background Check Methods (Crain's Cleveland Business)

A 2013 EmployeeScreenIQ survey of 600 U.S. companies found that 88% of respondents had adopted the EEOC guidance on the use of criminal background checks, up from 32% in a survey conducted one year earlier. Of those companies that had adopted the guidance, half reported no impact, while others cited a negative impact on hiring costs, time to fill open positions and clarity in the hiring process.

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5/6/2014 When Background Screens Turn Up Criminal Records (SHRM.org)

“If your candidate has a criminal background, the first step is to educate yourself on the top legal issues,” said Angela Preston, vice president of compliance and general counsel at background screening firm EmployeeScreenIQ.

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4/26/14 Work resumes still important in hiring (Shreveport Times)

A recent survey by EmployeeScreenIQ, a national background screening service, of companies that rely on employee background checks found “that employers consider resume distortions as a serious breach of trust and confidence, which directly impacts a candidate’s chances of getting hired.,” according to wire reports.

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4/23/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ 5th Annual Hiring Trends Survey Report Features Employer Attitudes on Criminal Records, Credit Reports, Resume Lies and Social Media (MarketWatch)

Nearly 600 human resources professionals revealed how they use background checks to make hiring decisions in EmployeeScreenIQ’s fifth annual survey of U.S. based employers.

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4/20/2014 Employers prefer candidates with criminal records to those who lie on resumes: "The Unvarnished Truth" (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

A recent survey of companies that rely on employee background checks found "that employers consider resume distortions as a serious breach of trust and confidence, which directly impacts a candidate's chances of getting hired.

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4/17/2014 No, You Can’t Check if That Job Applicant Has a Criminal History (Daily Beast)

“The movement itself is coming from a really good place. They want ex-offenders to get back to work, and we agree that is a good thing,” said Angela Preston, vice president of compliance at Employee Screen IQ, which conducts background checks. “Our position is that ‘Ban the Box’ is not a bad thing but businesses are saying, ‘We need clarity.’ When you have 10 different state laws and 55 different local and county laws, it just confuses the issue. Businesses are saying, ‘Tell us what the rules are.’”

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