EmployeeScreenIQ Webinar Helps HR Pros Identify Popular Applicant Deceptions

Cleveland, OH, July 10, 2012—Over the years, EmployeeScreenIQ has seen its fair share of pre-employment background check deceptions from job applicants — and most HR professionals likely have too (like the candidate who faked her own death to avoid criminal prosecution). However, a larger question looms: was the deception spotted immediately or was it only discovered after the fact?

HR professionals are invited to attend a free webcast from EmployeeScreenIQ, the leading global provider of background screening services, and discover some of the most egregious applicant mistruths and how to identify them before it’s too late. Scheduled for July 17 and titled, “Job Applicants Do the Darndest Things: How HR Can Spot Candidates Who Game the System,” this lively and revealing webinar is sure to pack a punch with an expert panel of background screening and talent acquisition professionals and HR entertainment industry veterans who have seen it all and have the wisdom — along with some fascinating stories — to show for it:

• Kevin Bachman, Vice President of Total Quality Services, EmployeeScreenIQ
• Nick Fishman, Chief Marketing Officer, EmployeeScreenIQ
• Ellen Goldsmith, Senior Vice President, HR, Fremantle Media North America
• Lisa Kaye, Founder and CEO, greenlightjobs.com
• Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer, iCIMS

In an age of employment mills, Social Security fraud and other applicant sins, due diligence requires more human oversight than in years past. The webinar will spotlight some real world examples of how applicants have “misremembered the facts,” including:

• providing false date of birth or social security number;
• listing imaginary employers (think Seinfeld and Vandelay Industries);
• presenting fake diplomas; and
• stalling when asked to take a drug test.

“Unfortunately, with more people applying for fewer jobs, some job applicants are getting desperate and thus more creative in presenting a false front,” said Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer for EmployeeScreenIQ. “HR professionals need to be alert to the ways applicants may try to game the system and step up their verification efforts to pre-empt these efforts to mislead.”

The one-hour presentation will take place on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST). To register, visit:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/531623689.

The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved the webinar for one general recertification credit.

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 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 less than two percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit http://www.EmployeeScreen.com.

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

Jackie Jusko
HRmarketer for EmployeeScreenIQ
(415) 460-9984