New EmployeeScreenIQ Article Examines Dangers of Shoddy Background Checks

CLEVELAND / October 17, 2011 — Horror stories about mistaken background checks have become commonplace, shaping the perception that employment screeners don’t care about accuracy—and that employers blindly make hiring decisions without allowing candidates to refute the information.

A new article from EmployeeScreenIQ, “No Shortcuts: Why Smarter Screening Matters” explains why smarter screening equates to intelligent hiring. Drawn from the global provider’s 13 years of experience, the article illustrates what employers need to know when developing an employment screening program.

The free article explains why a comprehensive criminal background check is so important, as well as the need to rigorously test court researchers and use the most accurate and up to date court resources. It also examines the security risks of background check providers that employ off-shore and home-based workers to handle job candidates’ personal information.

“Employers spend a lot of time, money and effort identifying the perfect candidate for each position,” said Jason B. Morris, president and chief operating officer at EmployeeScreenIQ. “A background screening provider shouldn’t jeopardize an employer’s hard work by alienating their candidates.”

Other topics include:
– Ensuring accurate and updated information — the first time
– Why good verification work demands patience
– Keeping the candidate experience paramount

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“The phrase `No Shortcuts’ is more than just a tagline or fancy marketing campaign,” added Morris. “This mantra is employed at every level of our organization to protect our customers and their employment brands.”

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

Elrond Lawrence, Fisher Vista for EmployeeScreenIQ


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