EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up: March 21, 2014

Nick Fishman

Employment background checks

This week’s wrap up has it all—from background checks in the state of Illinois, to a recent agreement between four background screening companies and the New York Attorney General, to our new article with 5 steps to compliance when your candidate has a criminal record. As always, subscribe to our blog to receive immediate updates on the latest news and trends in the background screening industry.

Cold Weather Be Darned: Illinois is Great for Employment Background Checks

The state of Illinois has it going on when it comes to employment background checks. Unlike its border state Michigan, there are very few obstacles to conducting criminal background checks. There are no counties that mandate clerk research, and court access fees are few, inexpensive, and far between. Read More

New York Attorney General Blasts Background Screening Process

Last week a press release from the New York Attorney General’s office raised some eyebrows about background screening practices—not an uncommon headline these days. According to the release “Four of the nation’s largest background check agencies” entered into an agreement with New York A.G. Eric T. Schneiderman concerning compliance with New York laws designed to protect job applicants from discrimination. Read More

To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 Steps to Compliance When Your Candidate Has a Criminal Record

For most companies, it goes without saying that you should conduct employment background checks to verify education and employment, confirm credentials, and search criminal history. However, when the background check results come in and a criminal record is found on your candidate’s background check—what steps should you take? 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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