Employment Screening Resources Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Re-Accreditation

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Posted By Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 6, 2016 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited.

“ESR’s re-accreditation confirms our ongoing commitment to best practices in all aspects of obtaining, preparing, and delivering actionable information that our clients need and rely upon.  This is a bond that is held and upheld by every employee in the company that guides us in all that we do, and is reflected in the quality of our products and supported by fanatical customer service,” says Brad Landin, ESR president and chief compliance officer.

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening.  Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.

Since its inception, NAPBS has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP.  Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies).  This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas:  consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.

Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.napbs.com.

About NAPBS®

Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening.  NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)

Founded in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California area. ESR is a strategic choice for companies that demand a background screening partner they can rely upon to consistently deliver fast, accurate, affordable, and compliant information through innovative and highly integrated solutions. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and is audited yearly for SSAE 16 SOC 2® Type 2 compliance, a distinction held by a small percentage of background screening firms. For more information, visit www.esrcheck.com.

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