Article from national background screening company explains how to use credit checks fairly and legally, urging employers to focus on relevant jobs
In an employment background-screening market fragmented among more than 1,000 specialized competitors, EmployeeScreenIQ of Cleveland has thrived. Its Web site draws thousands of visitors every week, an impressive total for a company that does little advertising.
Jason Morris, president of EmployeeScreenIQ, a Cleveland, Ohio, company that does background checks for colleges and other large institutions, said it’s possible a background check would not have turned up the incidents in Bishop’s past, particularly since she wasn’t charged.
Background screening has never been more critical, but the methods used are particularly important in this digital age. Some screening methods could expose an organization to legal liability, lost business or brand damage.
EmployeeScreenIQ launched its redesigned EmployeeScreen University portal to reflect a fresh new brand that reflects its position as an industry leading global employment background screening provider.
Workplace killings have declined in recent years, according to federal government data, and many large companies have adopted extensive programs to identify employee threats. Consultants such as EmployeeScreenIQ of Cleveland help companies verify applicants’ employment background and criminal histories, and they can research previous addresses through Social Security number traces.
More than 2 million incidents of workplace violence occur in the United States every year, costing businesses $70 billion, according to EmployeeScreenIQ, a backgrounding firm.
EmployeeScreenIQ will host an interactive roundtable of HR and legal experts on Wednesday, January 20 to discuss the growing problem of workplace violence and help companies protect their employees.
A new white paper from EmployeeScreen IQ aims to help employers understand and take steps to address and prevent the growing – but largely ignored – issue of workplace violence.
EmployeeScreenIQ (employeescreen.com) was recently named a Weatherhead 100 Award Winner for the 5th consecutive year as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.