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Jeff Wizceb

Jeff Wizceb is the vice president of business development and account management for HR Plus. HR Plus offers comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening needs though a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug testing, and fingerprinting. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions.

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Media Screening Can Help to Avoid Brand Damage Through a Bad Hire

by Jan 10, 2013, 1:25 am ET
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We are all familiar with the story of the Yahoo CEO who took on his role in early 2012, only to be dismissed when stories arose that he padded his resume with an embellished college degree.

Many executive screening packages only look at qualifications, work history, education, and public records, that can result in “misses” like the one above.

To help develop the “big picture,” many companies are looking to add media screening when hiring at the executive level. Media screening is a comprehensive search through various databases to access thousands of news sources including newspapers, trade publications, professional journals, articles, transcripts, and numerous others. The results of this search can include award nominations and other achievements by the applicant, and community and industry association involvement, business and job disputes, references to criminal activity, or other potentially negative information.

Is Media Screening the Same as Social Media Screening? keep reading…