Weekly Wrap Up: November 26, 2012

Nick Fishman

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!

 

EmployeeScreenIQ’s Annual List of Background Check Turkeys 

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

 

Take Our Background Screening Survey Today: We’re All Ears 

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

 

 

Overlooked Information Leads to Big Consequences

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

 

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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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