A common question employers ask about background screening is: “Will minor criminal infractions be found in the results of a background check, and if found, how should they impact our hiring decision?” It’s a good two-part question. The short answer to the first part of the question is minor criminal infractions generally will show up when […]
About Nick Fishman
Nick Fishman co-founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and serves as the company's Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. He is also a frequent speaker on industry issues including: New Technologies in Employment Screening, Best Practices and Industry Trends.
Nick lives in Chicago, IL with his wife, two daughters and his dog, Charlie, and is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
Articles by Nick Fishman
Successful resume verification can identify fraudulent degrees, incorrect employment and graduation dates, inflated salary histories and false job titles—issues that may help you determine a candidate is not right for you. But what goes into a successful resume verification process? An important factor is the quality of the information provided by candidates in both the […]
By the end of 2015, Millennials are expected to outnumber Baby Boomers in the workplace for the first time. They’re hot commodities, but hiring them creates background screening challenges. In particular, when screening Millennials, employers need to take into account not only what’s effective, but also what’s legal. Below are five of the chief challenges. 1. Social […]
Should employers use social media to screen candidates? A good question without a right answer; it’s a gray area both in the law and company policies, especially because many employers don’t even have a social media policy. However, there are pros and cons to utilizing social media and search engines in the hiring process, and […]