Cleveland, OH, January 10, 2014–Once again, global background screening provider EmployeeScreenIQ is looking to discover what issues concern human resources professionals most through its much-anticipated, fifth annual survey measuring trends in employment background screening. Human resources professionals, hiring managers, recruiters and industry experts across North America are encouraged to access the survey here.

In its 2014 survey, EmployeeScreenIQ seeks to measure the various influences on employers’ hiring decisions and how they respond when adverse information is revealed. What impact has the EEOC guidance on the use of criminal records had on employers since its release in 2012? How are employers handling job applicants with criminal pasts? The threat of lawsuits over discriminatory hiring practices along with credit checks, resume distortion and social media searches are among the serious challenges facing the HR community when conducting employment background checks.

All survey participants will receive an executive summary of the results when they become available and the opportunity to win one of two $250 American Express gift cards. Last year, just shy of 1,000 individuals took part in the EmployeeScreenIQ survey and the company is anticipating an even better response to this year’s questionnaire.

“We are hoping to duplicate and even improve upon the overwhelming response we experienced to last year’s survey,” says Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer for EmployeeScreenIQ. “In these challenging times for employers, I think our industry is eager to both share and to learn from one another in regards to tough hiring issues and best practices in response.”

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

Media Contacts:
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
(800) 235-3954

Jackie Jusko
HRmarketer for EmployeeScreenIQ
(415) 460-9984