CLEVELAND / January 3, 2012 – EmployeeScreenIQ has extended the deadline for completing its third annual “Trends in Background Screening” survey to Monday, January 9. Over 600 human resources professionals have taken the six-minute survey so far, which measures thorny background check scenarios from the discovery of inflated resumes to criminal histories.
Human resources professionals, hiring managers, recruiters and industry experts across North America can access the brief survey by visiting http://tinyurl.com/6ogabcy. All participants will be entered into a prize drawing for an Apple iPad 2 and will receive an executive summary of the survey results when they become available.
The insights gleaned from the research will also help EmployeeScreenIQ better understand the hiring industry’s challenges and shape future educational offerings such as webinars and white papers.
Drawing upon real-world concerns in the rapidly changing world of background checks, the new survey not only asks employers how they respond when adverse information is revealed about a job candidate, but also solicits opinions on “hot button” topics like the legitimacy of online education, and social networking sites as potential job-seeker landmines. It also measures concerns about the screening process itself and employers’ criteria for choosing a provider.
“The HR world has an ongoing hunger for information as it grapples with a hiring climate where many applicants will do whatever it takes to get noticed,” said Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer of EmployeeScreenIQ. “We’re extremely grateful to participants for investing their time and helping us to shine a brighter light on these issues.”
Founded in 1999, EmployeeScreenIQ is a Cleveland, Ohio-based employment screening company offering a variety of employment screening services to mid- and large-cap organizations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe and East Asia. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by only one percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit www.EmployeeScreen.com.
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
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