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Verification Standards Assured by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Verifications of past education and employment of job applicants are an important part of most background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has policies and procedures in place to assure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting verification information. This blog is the fifth in a six part series about NAPBS Accreditation. For previous blogs about NAPBS Accreditation, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/tag/accreditation/. Continue reading

Researcher Standards Set High for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Criminal background checks performed by public record researchers at the county court level are the backbone of employment screening. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) seeks the highest standards from these researchers and ensures those standards will be met through a set of policies that deal with data products used for background checks. This blog is the fourth in a six part series about NAPBS Accreditation. For previous blogs about NAPBS Accreditation, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/tag/accreditation/. Continue reading

Client Education Important for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers have legal responsibilities when using background checks for employment purposes. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) will inform clients of these legal responsibilities and requirements imposed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws, including taking adverse action based on information from a background check. This blog is the third in a six part series about NAPBS Accreditation. For previous blogs about NAPBS Accreditation, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/tag/accreditation/. Continue reading

Legal Compliance a Necessity for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Given the increasingly complex legal environment surrounding background checks, employers need a background screening provider that utilizes best practices to be in compliance with laws for screening. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is well versed in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and numerous state laws for screening. This blog is the second in a six part series about NAPBS Accreditation. For previous blogs about NAPBS Accreditation, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/tag/accreditation/. Continue reading

Information Security a Top Priority for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Information security is a top priority for background screening firms in today’s digital age. Background screening firms that deal with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of consumers must guard against data breaches and identity theft. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has safeguards in place against unauthorized users and unwanted intrusions. This blog is the first in a six part series about NAPBS Accreditation. For previous blogs about NAPBS Accreditation, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/tag/accreditation/. Continue reading

NAPBS Accreditation for Background Screening Firms Will Reach Tipping Point and Become Standard Criteria in 2015

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Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program for background screening firms will reach a tipping point and become standard criteria for selecting a vendor in 2015. The NAPBS exists to promote ethical business practices and compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, and state and international laws related to background screening. This trend is number 4 on the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) 8th Annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015.’ For a list of background check trends, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-Ten-Background-Check-Trends. Continue reading

Court Ruling Underscores Best Practices for Handling Consumer Disputes about Accuracy of Criminal Records in Background Checks

By Lester S. Rosen, Attorney at Law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)

court cases A ruling by a federal judge in a case in Minnesota on March 26, 2013 underscores the need for background screening firms to carefully review their processes for re-investigation of consumer disputes. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

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 will continue to be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. Continue reading

NAPBS Applauds NBC Today Show Report for Recognizing Importance of Employee Background Checks

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) applauds an NBC Today Show report by National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen for emphasizing “the critically important role background screening plays in today’s business environment,” according to a press release from the NAPBS available at http://www.businesswire.com/news/topix/20130820006390/en. Continue reading

Talking Dead Interviewed in Falsified Government Background Check

A former contractor who was hired to perform background checks on U.S. government workers filed a 2006 report with results of his investigation in which he claimed to have interviewed a person who had been dead for more than ten years, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek. The full story is available at http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-07-08/dead-interviewed-as-investigators-falsify-u-dot-s-dot-background-checks. Continue reading