Cleveland, OH, January 9, 2013–EmployeeScreenIQ, the leading global provider of background screening services, asks human resources professionals to lend their voices to its fourth annual background screening survey and has extended the deadline for completing the survey to January 18th to encourage additional participation. Already, hundreds of HR industry pros have taken the five-minute “Trends in Background Screening” survey, which measures attitudes toward everything from applicant criminal histories to online diplomas.

All survey participants will be entered into a prize drawing for an Apple iPad Mini and will receive an executive summary of the survey results when they become available. EmployeeScreenIQ analyzes the insights gained from the survey to better understand the hiring industry’s challenges, respond proactively and shape its future educational offerings such as webinars and white papers.

The new survey reflects the rapidly changing world of background checks with its ever-evolving legislation and escalating litigation. It queries employers regarding how they respond when adverse information is revealed about a job candidate, the relevance of a criminal history and solicits opinions on related topics like the legitimacy of online education and social networking sites. It also measures concerns about the screening process itself and employers’ criteria for choosing a provider.

The survey can be accessed here.

About EmployeeScreenIQ

EmployeeScreenIQ helps employers make smart hiring decisions. The company achieves this through a comprehensive suite of employment background screening services including the industry’s most thorough and accurate criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by less than two percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit

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Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
(847) 564-5410

Jackie Jusko
HRmarketer for EmployeeScreenIQ
(415) 460-9984