Weekly Wrap Up-February 15, 2013

Nick Fishman

In case you didn’t stop by our blog this week, keep reading to read about a couple of our latest stories. This week Nick revealed some interesting truths on credit reports and how they are used in an employment background check. We also posted new information concerning the EEOC guidance and how the latest guidance could be unfair to employers. And lastly, but perhaps most importantly, we officially opened registration for our February webinar, 992 Heads are Better than One: Balancing Applicant Rights & What Employers Need to Know. The webinar will include a review and discussion on the results of our 2013 Employment Screening Trends Survey, so you definitely won’t want to miss this one! There were a couple other interesting stories this week, so check out our blog for more posts.

 

Half Truth About Credit Reports Doesn’t Tell the Whole StoryEmployment Credit Reports

After reading “Bad Credit Ratings Sinking Job Hunters”, posted on CBS.com, I can’t help but feel that the author is doing a disservice to both employers and those seeking employment. The article highlights a few instances where job applicants were denied employment based on adverse information found on their employment background check; specifically negative information contained in a credit report. Those of you that know me or follow this blog know that I am not a huge champion for employment credit reports, however there are good explanations for why and when employers use them. Read More

 

Civil Rights Commissioner Takes Exception to EEOC Background Check RulesCriminal Background Checks

As you know, background screening companies have been pretty critical of the EEOC’s new guidelines on employers’ use of criminal background checks because we think they inhibit their ability to hire qualified candidates. The guidance has created an unfair burden on employers and makes them have to choose between relaxing their employment background check policies which could hinder their ability to protect themselves or face an investigation from their friendly EEOC enforcement officer. Read More

 

992 Heads are Better than One: Balancing Applicant Rights & What Employers NeEmployment Background Screeninged to Know

What are you doing February 28th? Coming to our webinar, 992 Heads are Better than One: Balancing Applicant Rights & What Employers Need to Know, of course! We’ll be discussing the results of our 2013 Employment Screening Trends Survey and you won’t want to miss it. You’ll hear about what survey participants said on topics such as the latest EEOC guidance in 2012, criminal convictions, candidate criminal record disclosure and more. We look forward to seeing you there! Read More

 

 

 

 

 

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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