This Week in Employment Background Checks: April 11, 2014

Nick Fishman

Background Screening Trends

Just last week we released the results of our 5th Annual Survey Report entitled, The Unvarnished Truth: 2014 Top Trends in Employment Background Checks. Our survey report shares the top screening trends based on the opinions of nearly 600 HR professionals, who responded from November 2013 through January 2014. You can download the report here. Nick shared vital information for employers that conduct background checks in the state of New York in State of New York to Withhold Certain Criminal Records. And most recently, we shared a post on a not-so-frequent topic—the re-screening of employees. A one-time pre-employment background check might not be all your company needs, for more information read Once a Winner, Not Always a Winner: 3 Reasons to Re-Screen Employees.

The Unvarnished Truth: 2014 Top Trends in Employment Background Checks

Nearly 600 human resources professionals opened up to EmployeeScreenIQ about how they use employment background checks to make hiring decisions and their candid feedback is detailed in our just-released, fifth annual survey of U.S. based employers. Read More

State of New York to Withhold Certain Criminal Records

This week, we received notification that as of April 1, 2014, the New York Office of Court Administration (OCA) will no longer provide a criminal history for any individual whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor charge more than ten years prior to the date of the search request. Read More

Once a Winner, Not Always a Winner: 3 Reasons to Re-Screen Employees

Before hiring a candidate, you order an employment background check. Let’s say the results come back clean in every area—criminal background, resume verification, and drug screening. Your candidate also meets the requirements and skills needed for the position, so you decide to move forward. Now the question is…is a one-time background check enough? Maybe, maybe not. 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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