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GE Doesn’t Need TV Commercials, It Needs a Visionary

GE Jobs

Blame it on Steve Jobs.

Have you seen the latest recruitment TV commercials by mega-company GE? (Don’t call ’em General Electric.)

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Tell Your Story Better with Video Interviews

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The job market is hot right now. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2.5 million new jobs were added to the market last month alone. Yet in the struggle to recruit top talent, one remains: how do you best tell your story? Both employers and candidates struggle with this challenge. How do employers communicate their company’s employer brand? And how do candidates best communicate their personal story? The answer is surprisingly the same for both: video interviews.

Video Interviews Allow Recruiters and Candidates to Tell their Stories Better
The human resources industry has been at the forefront of a revolution. HR and Talent Acquisition have become leaders of change for an organization. This includes adopting new technologies and new approaches towards hiring candidates. More organizations are concerned with the candidate experience than ever before. And more organizations have been using technology such as video interviews to enhance this candidate experience.

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What a Flat Tire Can Teach Us About Recruitment

My car tire took a stake to the heart this weekend. A piece of metal was stuck in the tread and it was losing air quickly. A repair was needed. So, like many, I picked up my iPhone and searched for tire repair providers in my neighborhood.

At the top of the search results was an ad from Discount Tire:

Free Flat Tire Repair
Have a Flat Tire In Need Of Repair? Visit One Of Our Locations Today.

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Fewer Employers Asking Candidates to Divulge Criminal History

Trends in Employment Background Checks

For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employee background checks. As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

    How employers currently utilize background checks. How they respond to adverse findings on background checks. Their paramount screening-related concerns. And their practices concerning Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) responsibilities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and evolving ban the box legislation.

Today, I’d like to share our findings as to employers ask candidates to divulge criminal history prior to the background check. Take a look at the information below:

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5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Employment Background Checks

Time to Upgrade Your Background Screening Program

How do you know if it’s time for your company to upgrade its employment background checks? Whether it’s that uneasy feeling you get when you desperately need the results of a candidate’s criminal background check—and your screening provider isn’t answering the phone. Or maybe more than a few candidates have disputed the results of their background check—you’ve sensed that it’s time to search for a better option.

Keep reading for five signs that it might be time to upgrade your pre-employment background screening program.

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Employers Rank Resume Lies Sure to Tank Your Employment Prospects

Trends in Employment Background Checks

For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employee background checks. As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

    How employers currently utilize background checks. How they respond to adverse findings on background checks. Their paramount screening-related concerns. And their practices concerning Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) responsibilities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and evolving ban the box legislation.

Today, I’d like to share our findings on the types of resume discrepancies, be it for past employment or education, that give employers pause for concern.

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Are Executives Getting a Free Pass on Employment Background Checks?

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For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employee background checks. As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

    How employers currently utilize background checks. How they respond to adverse findings on background checks. Their paramount screening-related concerns. And their practices concerning Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) responsibilities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and evolving ban the box legislation.

Today, I’d like to share our findings as to how employers conduct background checks on senior level executives.

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Survey Results: Is a Criminal Record an Automatic Bar to Employment?

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For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employee background checks. As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

    How employers currently utilize background checks. How they respond to adverse findings on background checks. Their paramount screening-related concerns. And their practices concerning Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) responsibilities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and evolving ban the box legislation.

Today, I’d like to share our findings as to how often candidates with criminal records are being denied employment based on the convictions found when and employment background check is conducted. Take a look at the information below:

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2015 Annual Background Screening Trends Survey Webinar Q&A

EmployeeScreenIQ held a webinar on April 22 to discuss our Annual Background Screening Trends Survey. The survey unveils new insights into the minds of HR professionals and their experience with criminal background checks, resume lies, background screening compliance, social media background checks and more. Our webinar revealed how your peers and competitors are handling their employment screening process, their greatest screening challenges and how they stay compliant with “ban the box” legislation—or even what they’re failing to do.

Our webinar attendees asked so many great questions about background check compliance that we weren’t able to answer during the allotted hour. We wanted to make sure nothing went unanswered, so our Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel Angela Preston responded below to the questions we didn’t get a chance to discuss during the webinar.

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Employment Screening in 2015: Background Screening Trends & Practices

Background Screening Trends & Practices

For the sixth consecutive year, EmployeeScreenIQ surveyed U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employment background checks. More than 500 HR professionals participated and boy did we get our money’s worth!

As with our previous surveys, the 2015 survey was designed to provide a reliable snapshot of:

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