Wall Street Journal on Background Checks

Jason Morris

For some reason the Wall Street Journal re-printed an article I was quoted in a few years ago.  The article was originally published in August of 2005 before we changed our company name. The article focuses on the verification aspect of background screening.  The interview was conducted while I was Co-Chairman of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®).

Application Asks for Your Salary, But Is It Better to List a Range?

Originally published August 15, 2005

Question: I’m considering applying for a job that requires my salary history and requirements upon application. Do I “give away the store” before getting my foot in the door? And if I do apply, should I be exact, or can I give a range?

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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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