Weekly Wrap Up: March 29, 2013
March 29, 2013
It’s that time of the week again to share the latest updates with EmployeeScreenIQ! Most importantly, we’re continuing to post our thoughts on our 2013 survey report, examining different aspects of the results and focusing on the findings most interesting to us. This week we discussed two topics, including What Types of Criminal Records Disqualify Job Candidates and Are Facebook Profiles Fair Game for Employers? While we had our Survey Results Webinar over a month ago, and officially released the Survey Report to everyone a few weeks ago, we want to continue sharing these fascinating findings-so keep an eye on our blog for more of our point of view on the key findings! We also posted a couple blogs on interesting stories in the news, Nebraska’s New Online Background Check System-Is it Legit? and Scam Company in St. Louis Stealing from Unwitting Job Seekers. See below for more on all of these updates.
Earlier this month, we released our official 2013 Employment Background Screening Trends Survey report. The report includes findings from nearly 1,000 HR professionals in various industries across the United States, who responded to our survey on employee background checks at the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Among this year’s key findings was whether employers are really consulting social media profiles as part of the pre-employment background screening process and if not, why? Read More
Online background checks have been a controversial topic with many who wonder if these websites deliver legitimate results. From accuracy to efficiency, there are always questions as to the best method of conducting a background check at the lowest cost, but also with the best results. Read More
Pre-employment background checks are a part of everyday business and common to most employers in 2013. Some companies conduct background checks with no charge to the candidate, but others will impose the cost on the potential candidate. And who wouldn’t comply with a “small” fee, as long as it promises a job in the near future. Unfortunately, some unsuspecting candidates in desperate need of work are at risk for scams like this one in St. Louis. Read More