In The News
January 30, 2008
Recent Articles and Press:
- Phony Academic Degrees (The Fordyce Letter 10/23/2009)
EmployeeScreenIQ claims that phony academic degrees are a “constant presence in email inboxes, and their popularity is exploding with job candidates” and feed on applicants “who will do anything to enhance their resume” in a tough hiring market.
- Smoke, Mirrors and Resumes: EmployeeScreenIQ Tackles Growing Threat of Diploma Mills (PRWeb 10/6/2009)
Phony academic degrees and the shady companies who peddle them online are the focus of a new article by EmployeeScreenIQ, a global leader in employment background screening services.
- Can Bad Credit Keep you From Being Hired? (Parade Magazine 10/4/2009)
Along with résumés and references, many employers also examine the credit histories of job applicants. A blemished credit report could shut the door to a job—and the income needed to pay down debts.
- EmployeeScreenIQ Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reflects on Seismic Changes in Background Screening Industry (PRWeb 8/17/2009)
Ten years after beginning with two employees and zero clients, EmployeeScreenIQ has become a global leader in employment background screening services with new, expanded business applications.
- The Fake Credentials Industry is Feasting During Down Economy (Onrec.com 8/13/2009)
While diploma mills have been around for years a new development has been the emergence of firms providing fake experience certificates and references.
- Raising A Flag: Contingent Workforce Strategies (Contingent Workforce Strategies Magazine 7/29/2009)
The cost of background screening contingent workers often flies under the radar of even the most meticulous managers. Companies are hampered by limited visibility into the cost detail, because the charges are frequently passed through staffing firms or are tallied into a single line item, reflecting the screening expenses for the company’s entire extended workforce as well as direct hire candidates.
- Hiring Controversies, Social Networking and Falsified Resumes Top EmployeeScreenIQ’s Annual List of Background Screening Trends (PRWeb 6/29/2009)
EmployeeScreenIQ, a global leader in employment screening, has announced its 2010 list of 10 background screening trends. Since 2007, the company has developed an annual list to be unveiled at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition. This year’s trends were announced at SHRM’s New Orleans conference and are designed to equip hiring professionals with advance information on crucial screening topics before they become everyday news.
- EmployeeScreenIQ Launches Redesigned Corporate Website
EmployeeScreenIQ, launched its redesigned website www.employeescreen.com to reflect a fresh new brand that speaks to its positioning as an industry leading global employment background screening provider.
- employeescreenIQ and greenlightjobs Announce Strategic Alliance (PRWeb 6/8/2009)
The partnership allows both companies to leverage existing business relationships and integrate the employment background checks process through greenlightjobs’ job board technology, and securely transport the necessary data from employeescreenIQ without duplicate data entry, allowing for greater efficiency and ultimately reducing a company’s overall time-to-fill metric.
- 6 Ways to Sabotage Your Career (Fox Business 4/17/2009)
Everyone wants to look as good on paper as they know they are in real life, so some slight fudging on a resume is understandable, though not wise. Out-and-out lying on your resume can be grounds for dismissal from a current position or can result in getting passed over for a job offer. Interestingly, it’s not a rare occurrence. A sizable number of job seekers are guilty of stretching the truth or fabricating credentials.
- When It Comes To Verification, Send a Fax (ERE.net 3/24/2009)
Nine years after the U.S. Congress endorsed the use of electronic signatures for commerce, research shows the majority of employers and academic institutions are refusing to accept them for verification purposes.
- Struggle to Find a Job Can Increase When Schools and Employers Don’t Recognize Law (PRWeb 3/24/2009)
An alarming 57 percent of requests for employment and education verifications were rejected when an electronically signed consent form was used, according to research conducted by the Quality Service division of employeescreenIQ, a global screening company. This verification of previous employment and degree is a critical step in the hiring process. Human Resource professionals rely on this information to make informed hiring decisions and with resume fraud at an all-time high accuracy and timeliness of information is essential.
- The Scarlet Letter B (New York Post 3/23/2009)
Difficult as it may now be to believe, there once was a time when folks on Wall Street were held in high regard. The high rollers at firms like Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and the financial services division of AIG may have been a tad haughty if not outright arrogant, but the lucre they generated evoked similar sums of admiration and envy.
- Top-10 Employee Screening Trends Cited (National P&C Underwriter 12/2008)
Since the events that shocked our country on Sept. 11, 2001, the employment screening industry has experienced immense growth. Indeed, post-9/11, screening an applicant’s background went from being an option in the hiring process to a necessity—a measure to ensure the safety of a company’s workers, vendors and customers.
- employeescreenIQ Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year (eMediaWire 12/9/2008)
employeescreenIQ was recently named a 2008 Weatherhead100 Award Winner as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.
- Job Crisis Might Be Worsening, But There’s No Reason to Lie (Examiner.com 11/20/2008)
“False information about ones’ educational history is the third most common discrepancy we uncover while conducting verifications for our clients,” said Kevin Bachman, vice president of quality service at employeescreenIQ. “Due to the tightening of the job market, we are predicting a rise in the number of individuals that ‘fluff’ their résumé, including their educational history.”
- employeescreenIQ Offers Free Webinar on New FTC Identity Theft Guidelines (PRWeb 10/16/2008)
New Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Red Flag guidelines are set to take effect on November 1, 2008. Is your organization aware of its obligations under these new provisions? All users of consumer reports (background checks) must implement procedures to deal with any notices of address discrepancy they receive from a nationwide consumer reporting agency.
- employeescreenIQ and myStaffingPro Announce Strategic Alliance (PRWeb 10/14/2008)
employeescreenIQ (www.employeescreen.com), an industry leading global employment background screening provider, and Lima, Ohio based myStaffingPro (www.mystaffingpro.com), a leader in applicant tracking, have announced a strategic partnership. The alliance will allow hiring professionals using myStaffingPro’s platform to utilize employeescreenIQ ‘s thorough, accurate and compliant background checks for employment applicants around the world.
- Learning to Smile at Rejection Letters (Hartford Courant 10/3/2008)
A good background-checking company will nail you going in the door. If you do make it inside, you might survive if you’re adding or saving money for a company, but don’t count on it. No one likes being lied to. Diploma mills — usually an Internet scam offering worthless credentials for a price — are due for a cyclical explosion if the job market tanks.
- employeescreenIQ Shares “Elementary” Facts About Education Falsification (Business Wire Press Release 9/30/2008)
According to research conducted by employeescreenIQ ’s quality service division, the group found that approximately 10 percent of education verifications completed by the global employment screening company during the second quarter of 2008 uncovered discrepancies between the information it obtains through its investigations and facts provided by job candidates.
- Screening Employees (Human Resource Executive Online 8/18/2008)
No background-screening system is infallible, as can be seen in the case of Bruce Ivins, the government researcher who committed suicide after being accused of the anthrax mailings in 2001 that killed five people. But the use of such tools is growing — with more and more employers instituting such checks on current employees.
- employeescreenIQ and iCIMS Announce Strategic Alliance (PRWeb Press Release 8/18/2008)
The integration allows users to perform employment background checks by seamlessly and securely transporting the necessary data from iCIMS’ Talent Management Platform to employeescreenIQ without duplicate data entry, allowing for greater efficiency and ultimately reducing a corporation’s overall time-to-fill metric.
- Background Screens Even More Crucial During Economic Slump (Staffing Management Magazine 7/2008)
Cleveland-based employment screening company employeescreenIQ also noted in its recently released list of background screening trends to watch for in 2009 that the state of the current job market could lead some individuals to stretch the truth in order to secure employment.
- The New I-9 Form and Other Screening Trends (ERE.net 6/26/2008)
The folks at employeescreenIQ also say one of the hottest background-screening trends centers around the importance of thorough background checks in a shrinking job market. In fact, considering the state of the economy, . . .
- Background Checks In Today’s Job Market (Hartford Courant 7/3/2008)
“The job market is destined to become even more competitive, which in turn could lead some individuals to stretch the truth in order to secure employment. … It is imperative the items listed on (new employees’) resumes truly reflect the experience they are claiming.”
- Congratulations to Shelli Johnson of Adventist Health System, the Winner of our 42” Toshiba LCD Television Raffle (6/30/2008)
- Economic Downturn Doesn’t Slow SHRM Conference (Workforce Management 6/25/2008)
“There are more people in the exhibit hall than I’ve ever seen,” said Jason Morris, president and COO of employeescreenIQ, an employment background check firm in Cleveland.
- employeescreenIQ Unveils List of 2009 Background Screening Trends (6/20/2008 employeescreen University)
Global Employment Screening Company Shares 10 Insights About Hot Topics Hiring Professionals Will Need to Track During the Upcoming Year
- Employee Screening Firm Seeks to Educate Employers (SecurityWatchInfo.com 3/24/08)
Background firm offers free information on screening process for HR, security, risk execs
- Go Back to School with employeescreenIQ (Business Wire- March 2008)
employeescreen University is pioneering. It’s an interactive learning tool designed specifically for human resource, risk-management and security professionals.
- Getting Facts Fast (HR Magazine- February 2008)
Technology reduces the complexities and shortens the elapsed time in the screening of job candidates
- employeescreenIQ Does it Again (PR Web- December 2007)
For the Third Consecutive Year, Background Screening Firm Breaks Top 15 of Northeast Ohio’s 100 Fastest Growing Organizations
- Hires and Liars (New York Post- December 2007)
It’s truth or consequences for job seekers who fib on their resume.
- 10 Background-Screening Trends to Track in 2008 (Staffing Management Oct-Dec 2007)
Jason Morris, chief operating officer and president of employeescreenIQ, identifies ten key background-screening trends to watch for in 2008.
- Don’t Be A Victim: Background checks (WCNC TV – October 2007)
Background checks aren’t just for major companies anymore. With the Internet you can do a check with just a couple mouse clicks – on sites like mybackgroundcheck.com.
- 10 Background-Screening Trends to Track in 2008 (ERE.net- September 2007)
Need background screening advice? The folks over at employeescreenIQ have assembled what they believe to be the top-10 trends to watch next year.
- The Prying Game (New York Post – September 2007)
Background checks for job seekers are becoming more common – and more intensive.
- Checking IT Backgrounds (Security Management Magazine – September 2007)
Strong checks, including criminal background, education, and employment are particularly important for IT staff because of their high-level access to systems and data, say industry experts.
- Screening Employees Secures Workplace (National Underwriter P&C – September 2007)
Failure to do proper due diligence exposes firm to liability suits if violence occurs.
- Screening Against OFAC List of Terrorists, Drug Traffickers Is Potentially Problematic (BNA Human Resources – June 2007)
Supporters say the list helps helps companies maintaing workplace security, while helping the nation keep terrorists and drug cartels from plugging into the U.S. financial network. But critics call the list mostly irrelevant and say that false hits have led to discrimination against individuals with Latino-, Middle Eastern-, or Muslim-sounding names.
- Experts Reveal 10 Background Screening Trends in Coming Year (HR.BLR.com – June 2007)
At the 2007 SHRM Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Chief Marketing Officer Nick Fishman and President Jason Morris of employeescreenIQ (formerly Background Information Services), a global pre-employment screening company, are already thinking about next year. They shared with BLR what they believe will be the 10 background screening trends in 2008.
- Who’s Most Likely to Fail the Background Check? (Monster.com – June 2007)
If you’re working in construction, there’s a good chance you’re laboring next to someone with a criminal past. But if you’re working in the nonprofit sector, you’re more likely to be sitting next to someone who has lied about his education.
- Building & Retaining Your “A” Team (Human Capital – May 2007)
Jason Morris explores the challenges and solutions for effective background screening around the world.
- Past Bankruptcy Can Haunt Your Job Hunt (Monster.com – May 2007)
If you’ve declared bankruptcy in the past, be prepared to defend that decision to a potential employer. It’s illegal for an employer not to hire or promote you because you filed bankruptcy, but it’s sometimes OK to consider bad credit, which usually precedes bankruptcy.
- White Lies on Resumes Raise Red Flags for Employers (SmartMoney.com – May 2007)
It wasn’t all that long ago that the hiring process began and ended with a job interview. That’s no longer the case. Hiring in the 21st century now can involve reference checks, credit histories, education and professional background verifications, psychometric testing, medical and fitness evaluations, police records reviews, drug and alcohol screens, and immigration and terrorism clearances.
- Smart Questions for Your Hiring Manager (Inc. Magazine – February 2007)
Your HR manager is hounding you to green-light some new hires–but don’t move too fast. According to a recent survey by Background Information Services in Cleveland, more than half of all job seekers lie on their resumés, often by inflating their job titles. Here’s how to determine whether you’ve really found the right person for the job.
- Blogging Blunders (The Clarion-Ledger – January 2007)
Revealing too much could limit future opportunities, experts say.
- Count to 10 and Be Secure (Information Week – December 2006)
It’s easy to overlook the character issue when hiring employees. But as the strategic value of IT has risen, so has the need to ensure that those with the keys to the kingdom aren’t eavesdropping, stealing, or worse.
- Weatherhead 100 Winner (December 2006)
Background checks and pre-employment screening firm breaks top five of NE Ohio’s 100 Fastest Growing Organizations for second consecutive year
- Security Directors Demanding More from Employee Screening Firms (Security Director News – November 2006)
Many service providers are expanding service offerings to meet the changing needs of the end-user community.
- Human Resource Management, Take Five with Jason Morris (August 2006)
Jason B. Morris, President & COO of Background Information Services, Inc.(BIS) and former co-chair of NAPBS, takes five questions on pre-employment screening.
- Coke case could spur review of security policies (Washington Post – July 2006)
U.S. bosses could be scurrying to lock file cabinets and recover printouts from their waste baskets after federal prosecutors this week charged three people with stealing information from Coca-Cola Co. and trying to sell it to rival PepsiCo Inc.
- Served as King of England, Said the Resume (New York Times – March 2006)
Nick Fishman, executive vice president of employeescreenIQ, a pre-employment screening company in Cleveland, said his organization found that 56 percent of résumés contained falsehoods of some kind. “When you consider these numbers,” Mr. Fishman said, “if you’re not the one who’s falsifying something, your neighbor probably is.”
- Worse than ID theft…Hey, that ain’t me! (CNNMoney.com – February 2006)
Mistaken identity can lead to embarrassment, job loss or worse — how to avoid it.
- Trends In The Industry
Video from the 2006 Pre-Employment Screeners Conference
- Who’s Screening the Screeners? (CN8 – September 2006
2006 TV news report with Jason Morris.
- Jason Morris Interview (TV 5 WEWS/ABC – August 2006
August 2006 TV interview with Jason Morris.
- Total Information AM – Background Checks (KMOX, St. Louis, MO – May 2006)
- Background Check Snafu (Channel 7 Dayton, OH – February 2006)
- Job Screening Mistakes On The Rise (CBS4 Boston – February 2006)
- Checking On Your Background Check (January 2006)
Right now, there are no standards to make sure everyone’s as careful and with 80 percent of companies now screening potential employees, consumer advocates warn it’s more important than ever to know your rights. Under the law, employers must get your consent before screening. If you lose out on a job based on a check, you have a right to see the report and dispute it.
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