CLEVELAND / November 3, 2011 — Whether it’s illegal drug use, violent crime or any other criminal conviction, many job applicants have a secret they would rather not reveal to a potential employer.
That’s why HR professionals need to attend a new webinar from the industry experts at EmployeeScreenIQ, the leading global provider of background screening services. The free webcast will be held Thursday, November 17, and is titled, “Your Applicants Have Something to Hide: Why You’re Not Finding It.” The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved the webinar for one general recertification credit.
The informative workshop, presented by Jason B. Morris, EmployeeScreenIQ president and chief operating officer, and Nick Fishman, chief marketing officer, will explain why smarter screening equals intelligent hiring. Drawing from 13 years of company experience, EmployeeScreenIQ’s webinar will explain how to ensure accurate criminal background checks without taking shortcuts.
To register for the November 17 webinar, visit www.gotomeeting.com/register/681781352.
Webinar attendees will learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, including how courts are organized, where criminal records are housed, and the various methods for conducting criminal research: In Person County searches, Clerk Run searches and National Criminal Record Database searches, plus “Screen Scraping” and more. The webcast will also explain the differences between federal searches, statewide searches, and using the FBI’s fingerprint database. Finally, attendees will understand how limiting the scope of a search—whether by number of years or jurisdictions—can imperil the entire process.
Other topics will include:
– Why taking “shortcuts” can lead to compromised background checks
– How companies can inadvertently hire violent criminals
– How to maintain a positive candidate experience, even if negative results are revealed
“Horror stories about mistaken background checks have become commonplace,” said Morris. “Employers spend a lot of time, money and effort identifying the perfect candidate for each position. A background screening provider shouldn’t jeopardize an employer’s hard work.”
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.
Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ
Elrond Lawrence, Fisher Vista for EmployeeScreenIQ
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