EmployeeScreenIQ Webinar Examines HR Response to Background Check Challenges, Reveals 2012 Trends Survey Results

CLEVELAND / February 1, 2012 – When a job candidate’s background check doesn’t check out, an employer’s next move can spell the difference between a legal hiring decision and costly litigation.

HR professionals are invited to attend a free webcast from EmployeeScreenIQ, the leading global provider of background screening services, and discover the steps their industry peers take (and don’t take) to stay out of legal hot water. They’ll also pick up some practical tips from the experts for handling challenging hiring situations. The webinar, scheduled for February 15 and titled, “Risky Business: Ensuring Your Background Check is Legally Compliant,” will also offer attendees a first look at the results of the company’s 2012 trends survey.

Employment background checks are under a microscope from federal and state regulators who are cracking down on employers in an effort to combat perceived misuse and discrimination.

Drawing from the new survey report and 13 years of company experience, EmployeeScreenIQ background screening experts Jason B. Morris, president and chief operating officer, Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer and Angela Bosworth, J.D., vice president of compliance and general counsel will host the webinar and offer best practices to ensure that hiring procedures comply with ever-changing legislation and guidelines.

The entertaining and informative workshop will also discuss several colorful background check scenarios that were presented to survey respondents and their surprising answers. All attendees will receive an advance copy of the 2012 trends survey report.

“The response from the HR community to our 2012 trends survey was outstanding and turned up some fascinating results regarding who practitioners will and won’t hire,” says Fishman. “Are employers doing all they should when a background check throws up a red flag? Our legal and compliance experts will share their thoughts and guide attendees through the critical do’s and don’ts.”

The one-hour presentation will take place Wednesday, February 15 at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST). To register, visit www1.gotomeeting.com/register/154532953 Registration for each session is limited to the first 100 respondents.

About EmployeeScreenIQ

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 worldwide, 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 less than two percent of all employment screening companies.

Media Contacts:
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
(847) 564-5410

Jackie Jusko
HRMarketer for EmployeeScreenIQ
(415) 460-9984