Weekly Wrap Up: November 26, 2012
November 26, 2012
Since last week was a short work week, we’re doing another belated Weekly Wrap Up, as I’m sure many missed a lot last week due to Thanksgiving and perhaps an exhausting Black Friday. In honor of the holiday, Nick shared stories of some “turkeys” we hear about in our industry and their foolish actions this past year. We’re still reaching out for participation in our 4th Annual Background Screening Trends Survey. Not only does this survey give great insights into the HR and background screening industries, but you can enter to win an iPad mini-perhaps a great early Christmas gift for someone? Lastly, many news channels covered the report of Darlene T. Martinez, who was denied a job due to an inaccurate background check. Read more on these stories below, and as always, we’d love to hear from you either on our blog or on any of our social media networks!
On this Eve of Thanksgiving Eve (yes, I’ve just created two new holidays), we are all looking forward to the greatest holiday of all time and can only hope that when the turkey emerges from his cave this year that he will see his shadow and there will be six more weeks of Thanksgiving!!!! So what better way to kick off the festivities than with our Annual List of Employment Background Check Turkeys. Who could forget this motley group of fools that we’ve chronicled over the past year? See More
Criminal records. Resume distortions. Social networking sites that reveal a little too much. You have front row seats to the most contentious issues shaping the screening and hiring industries, all under the ever-watchful eye of federal and state regulators as well as other government agencies. Every opinion matters-we want to hear from you! See More
With NBC’s Today Show report on the negative side to background screening companies, another case arose this past week with the story of Darlene T. Martinez of Arizona, who was denied a job due to an inaccurate background check. After the NBC report, many background screening companies, including EmployeeScreenIQ responded confirming that, yes, companies in our industry do make mistakes sometimes. While we can’t speak for our competitors, our company does everything possible to conduct a complete and accurate background check, especially when it comes to criminal records. However, for Darlene, the mistake in her background check not only cost her a job opportunity, but caused additional hardships for the months that followed. See More