News and Press

EmployeeScreenIQ Approved for SHRM Preferred Provider Network

CLEVELAND, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EmployeeScreenIQ (, a global provider of employment background screening services has been approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to join its Preferred Provider Network. EmployeeScreenIQ can now award SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the programs that the company offers relating to the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK), including webinars, speaking engagements, podcast, e-learning and other programs. The SHRM BoCK contains the knowledge and behaviors on which the new SHRM certifications are based.

Read More

Even Where It’s Legal, Marijuana Still a Drag for Truck Drivers

(FleetOwner) Among employers in general, for example, some in places where medical or recreational use of marijuana is permitted notably have tightened up their policies on pot, according to EmployeeScreenIQ, a background and substance abuse screening provider based in Cleveland.

The company states that in Colorado, which legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2012, employers have been able to continue to enforce drug- and alcohol-free workplace policies that ban marijuana — again, particularly because the federal position on marijuana is unchanged.

Read More

New EmployeeScreenIQ White Paper Reveals 5 Ways Employers Should React To Surge of Marijuana Legalization

CLEVELAND, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Given that 23 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana use in some form so far, the question arises: How should employers adjust their drug policies if the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana is permitted in their state or locality, or even nationally?

A new white paper, “Marijuana Legalization: Why It’s High Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Drug Policy,” from EmployeeScreenIQ examines the rise of marijuana legalization and its implication for employers. It details recommendations regarding drug-free workplace and substance abuse policies, drug testing policies and important legal ramifications in light of the new legislation.

Read More

EmployeeScreenIQ Becomes a Member of the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA)

CLEVELAND, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —  EmployeeScreenIQ (, a global provider of employment background screening services announces that it has joined the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA),  an international trade association which strives to educate consumers, media, legislators and regulators about the benefits of the responsible use of consumer data, as a Specialized Reporting Member.

Read More

7 Things You Need to Know About Background Checks, Employment Screening

Cleveland Plain Dealer-  You are confident you could do the job, but you don’t exactly have all the credentials the employer is requesting.

If you are tempted to embellish your resume — even just a tad — to make yourself a perfect fit for the job, think again. Lying on your resume about degrees and diplomas is a nearly certain way to have an employer eliminate you from consideration, according to a national survey revealing trends about how employers use background checks and other employment screening methods.

Read More

5/8/2015 Court Rules LinkedIn Searches Are Not Background Checks

“At the crux of the complaint was the plaintiffs’ argument that LinkedIn was acting as a consumer reporting agency (CRA) under the FCRA, and that reference searches were consumer reports,” said Angela Preston, vice president of compliance and general counsel at background screening company EmployeeScreenIQ.

Read More

4/29/2015 Compliance and Protection Top Employers’ List of Concerns in EmployeeScreenIQ 6th Annual Background Screening Trends Survey

“Once again, this year’s survey report provides a fascinating and educational cross-section of insights from professionals across the country,” said Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer of EmployeeScreenIQ. “The findings show that employers continue to conduct background screenings for a number of sound reasons but their overall approach to the process isn’t always as sound–or as legally compliant–as they should be. As always, the report is an interesting read for anyone in the HR, staffing and talent management disciplines, and it has become the benchmark many employers use to evaluate their background screening policies and practices.”

Read More

4/16/2015 Background Screening Expert Jason Morris Presents, “My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?”

EmployeeScreenIQ president and chief operating officer, Jason B. Morris will present, “My Candidate Has a Criminal Record. Now What?” at the 25th Annual Atlanta SHRM HR Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on April 21, 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Not a month went by in 2014 without a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against an employer for its background screening practices. Many companies may be putting themselves at risk if they are not following appropriate state and federal screening laws. While a criminal record should not automatically disqualify a candidate, employers must also protect their companies by properly screening candidates.

Read More

3/12/2015 EmployeeScreenIQ and DirectEmployers Association Announce Strategic Partnership

“DirectEmployers Association has been serving its members with market-leading services for a very long time,” said Joel Cheesman, Director of Strategic Alliances for EmployeeScreenIQ. “Their members trust them, and I’m excited to work closely with the team at DirectEmployers to provide best-of-class employee background checks and compliance education.”

Read More

2/12/2015 Gregory Schnitter Named EmployeeScreenIQ Director of Sales

In this key role, Schnitter will spearhead business development for the rapidly growing employment screening firm and drive the development and performance of a national team of sales specialists.

Read More