The following press release was authored by EmployeeScreenIQ and was issued on May 12, 2015.

CLEVELAND, March 12, 2015 — EmployeeScreenIQ, an industry-leading background screening provider, and DirectEmployers Association, an employer-owned association focusing on OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing, are proud to announce a strategic partnership to provide association members with a pre-employment background screening solution accompanied by exclusive discounts and savings.

“DirectEmployers Association has been serving its members with market-leading services for a very long time,” said Joel Cheesman, Director of Strategic Alliances for EmployeeScreenIQ. “Their members trust them, and I’m excited to work closely with the team at DirectEmployers to provide best-of-class employee background checks and compliance education.”

As part of the agreement, in addition to exclusive savings, both parties will co-market each others products and services via mediums like Facebook and Twitter. EmployeeScreenIQ will also be sponsoring DirectEmployers 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM15) in Indianapolis, May 13-15 at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.

Other co-marketing activities include the following:

  • Guest blog posts
  • Outbound email messages
  • Social media promotion
  • Conferences and trade shows
  • Webinars

“The synergies between our two organizations – most noticeably in regards to personnel and business objectives – were obvious,” said Shannon Offord, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at DirectEmployers. “I’m really looking forward to working with the EmployeeScreenIQ team and providing more education to our members that will improve their employment screening strategies.”

“DirectEmployers’ brand in our industry is an undeniable heavyweight,” said Nick Fishman, EmployeeScreenIQ’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. “We’re really happy to be partnered with them and their team.”

About EmployeeScreenIQ
EmployeeScreenIQ helps employers make smart hiring decisions. We do this through a comprehensive suite of employment background screening services including the industry’s most thorough and accurate criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening. 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

About Direct Employers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-owned association focusing on talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Joel Cheesman, Director of Strategic Alliances, EmployeeScreenIQ, (800) 235-3954 x490,

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