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Welcome to EmployeeScreen University, the #1 resource for HR professionals, security, and risk management professionals alike to find educational information related to employment background checks. We regularly post on a variety of compliance topics, including the latest news and trends in the industry. From our IQ Blog to case studies featuring the success stories of our clients, we provide the best information for you to safely navigate through the background screening world. EmployeeScreen University also showcases videos, By The Way– our monthly compliance newsletter, white papers, and webinars.

Expert Articles

Are You Living with a False Sense of Security? Find Out the Truth About Your Criminal Background Checks
Download EmployeeScreenIQ’s latest publication, “Time for a Wake Up Call: Are Your Criminal Background Checks Giving You a False Sense of Security?,” and you’ll receive a five-step guide to help you determine whether your background checks are truly giving you all of the information and protection you need. Read More
Federal Government Shutdown Will Not Affect Employment Background Checks, But E-Verify?
We’ve had a lot of questions over the past few days about whether employers that conduct background checks or background screening companies would be affected by the federal government shutdown. While we knew that the vast majority of the services we provide would be unaffected, we wondered if we would still be able to complete Federal District Criminal Background Checks. Read More
Are We There Yet? Court Delays Slow Background Screening for Employers
We’ve noticed a trend as of late when it comes to criminal background checks that contain records and even worse, “possible records”: It is taking longer and longer to verify this information. This in turn, slows down the employer’s hiring process. Read More

Legislative Updates

2/12/2014 Whole Foods Hit With FCRA Class Action For Background Screening Process
The complaint also challenges Whole Food’s online application process, claiming that the company routinely ordered background checks prior to obtaining valid consent. Read More
7/22/2013 Rhode Island Bans the Box: The State Trend Continues
The new law in Rhode Island was signed by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee on July 16, 2013 and will take effect on January 1, 2014. Read More
7/1/2013 Indiana Law Restricts Use of Sealed and Expunged Criminal Records
The new law applies to both Indiana-based employers as well as employers who hire workers in the State of Indiana. In addition to outlining the conditions and process by which ex-offenders can request the expungement or sealing of records, the law also has a direct impact on what criminal records employers can and cannot consider in the background screening process. Read More

Court Delays

3/17/2014 Winter Storm Causes Background Check Delays in Washington DC
Please note that all courts in the District of Columbia are closed today, Monday, March 17, 2014 due to inclement winter weather. Read More
3/3/2014 Background Check Delays Due to Court Closures in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington DC
We have been informed that all courts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and the state of New Jersey are closed today, Monday, March 3, 2014 due to a winter storm. Read More
2/17/2014 Background Check Delays Due to President's Day
Please note that all U.S. courts will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of President's Day. Read More

White Papers & Webinars

Are You Living with a False Sense of Security? Find Out the Truth About Your Criminal Background Checks
Download EmployeeScreenIQ’s latest publication, “Time for a Wake Up Call: Are Your Criminal Background Checks Giving You a False Sense of Security?,” and you’ll receive a five-step guide to help you determine whether your background checks are truly giving you all of the information and protection you need. Read More
7 Do's & Don’ts of Background Screening with Social Media
Social media and networking sites can tell you a lot about job candidates. But using them may expose your organization to a host of legal risks and less-than-trustworthy information. For those who decide the rewards outweigh the risks, we offer seven social media “Do’s and Don’ts.” Read More
2013 Survey Report of Employment Screening Practices and Trends
This report shares the findings of EmployeeScreenIQ’s fourth annual survey of U.S.-based employers regarding their use of employment background checks. A total of 992 individuals representing a wide range of U.S.-based employers completed the survey in late December of 2012 and early January of 2013. Read More

Announcements

2/14/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service
We are very pleased and excited to announce that EmployeeScreenIQ has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of our employment background check screening platform with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service, a component of Oracle Talent Management Cloud.
1/22/2014 Winter Weather Court Closures Throughout the United States
Please note that several courts throughout the United States have been closed due to inclement winter weather on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Courts in parts or all of the following states have been closed: Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee (parts of) , Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Kentucky.
1/1/2014 New Year's Day Court Closures
Happy Holidays! Please note that all U.S. Courts and the EmployeeScreenIQ offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in celebration of the New Year.

In The News

4/3/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ Successfully Achieves Extension of Employment Background Screening Accreditation (Digital Journal)
This recognition represents EmployeeScreenIQ's continued commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. Read More
4/3/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ Releases Results of 5th Annual Background Check Trends Survey (PRWeb)
Nearly 600 human resources professionals opened up to EmployeeScreenIQ about how they use background checks to make hiring decisions. Their candid feedback is detailed in the company's just-released, fifth annual survey of U.S. based employers. Read More
2/14/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service
"EmployeeScreenIQ is proud to achieve Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service through OPN," says EmployeeScreenIQ president and chief operating officer, Jason B. Morris. "Oracle Talent Management Cloud users can leverage our screening platform with the click of a button while protecting the security of sensitive candidate information." Read More

Upcoming Events

12/16/2013 Nick Fishman at Lunch with DriveThruHR
EmployeeScreenIQ executive vice president, Nick Fishman will be joining the crew of the DriveThruHR internet radio broadcast at 12:00pm CST on Monday, December 16, 2013 to talk employment background checks. Read More
12/10/2013 EmployeeScreenIQ Webinar: My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?
On December 10th, join EmployeeScreenIQ for a complimentary webcast entitled, “My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?” This info-packed session will demonstrate the steps you must take when a candidate’s background check uncovers adverse information. Our featured panelists are, veteran HR executives L. Gordon Paisley from United Airlines, Tammy Henry from Walmart, and background screening experts Jason Morris, Angela Preston, and Nick Fishman from EmployeeScreenIQ. Read More
10/15/2013 9th Conference on Privacy & Public Access to Court Records (Speaking Engagement)
EmployeeScreenIQ Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel, Angela Preston will be participating in a panel discussion at the 9th Conference on Privacy & Public Access to Court Records held at William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia on October 15, 2013 at 1:30pm EST. Read More

Media Center

2/14/2014 EmployeeScreenIQ Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service
"EmployeeScreenIQ is proud to achieve Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service through OPN," says EmployeeScreenIQ president and chief operating officer, Jason B. Morris. "Oracle Talent Management Cloud users can leverage our screening platform with the click of a button while protecting the security of sensitive candidate information." Read More

The Verifier

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