EmployeeScreenIQ Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reflects on Seismic Changes in Background Screening Industry

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EmployeeScreenIQ Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Reflects on Seismic Changes in Background Screening Industry

Increased prominence of industry has brought continuous expansion to global employment screening company

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 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 company has entered its tenth year with over 2,500 client companies worldwide, and new applications that support applicant tracking, background checks, I-9 automation, substance abuse screening and new employee onboarding processes.

“Ten years ago, background screening was still thought of by most businesses as a luxury” explains Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer for EmployeeScreenIQ. “Today, it’s an essential part of the hiring process. The 9/11 terrorist attacks brought security to the forefront of every business.”

Along with increased prominence, the industry has also seen the evolution of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, which reinforces the need for best practices, compliance, and self-regulation. Since business partners Les Fishman, Jason Morris and Nick Fishman founded the company, EIQ has gone from reselling basic criminal records to developing a sophisticated national network of 3,500 researchers and the ability to conduct background checks in over 200 countries.

Technology has advanced exponentially: EmployeeScreenIQ expanded its Web site in recent years with the addition of a sister site, http://university.employeescreen.com/, which offers articles, news, an industry blog, podcasts and other original media.

Legislation and government regulations have also affected the industry. Amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act have created an environment of better protections for consumers. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines are also influencing employers who make hiring decisions based on background checks.

“For ten years it’s been our mission to educate the marketplace and bring affordable best practices screening to companies and organizations,” said Jason Morris, President and CEO. “We’ve done this on a global scale and are flattered that our competitors have followed our lead.”

About EmployeeScreenIQ:
EmployeeScreenIQ is a Cleveland, Ohio-based employment screening company offering a variety of employment screening services to mid- and large-cap organizations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe and East Asia.

Media Contacts:
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
(847) 564-5410
nfishman(a)employeescreen.com

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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