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Registration Opens for 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference

2016 NAPBS Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – “The Voice of Screening Professionals” – has opened registration to NAPBS members for the 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference to be held in Palm Desert, California from September 18 to 20, 2016. To register for this event, NAPBS members can visit the NAPBS Annual Conference website at www.napbs.com/events/2016-annual-conference/. Continue reading

Altegrity Revives Talks to Sell Private Sector Screening Unit HireRight

According to a report from Reuters, background check provider Altegrity Inc. “has revived talks” to sell its HireRight unit that screens private-sector employees. The Reuters report is available at http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-hireright-sale-idUSBREA0P0SO20140126. Continue reading

National Association of Professional Background Screeners Celebrates 10th Anniversary at 2013 Annual Conference

After a decade of existence, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) will celebrate ten years of being “The Voice of Screening Professionals” at the 2013 10th Anniversary NAPBS Annual Conference at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona from September 15 to 17, 2013. For information about the 2013 NAPBS Annual Conference, visit http://www.napbs.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3618. Continue reading

Employment Screening is our only business

In reviewing the Internet, it is clear there are a number of screening firms that advertise their service.  Although there are many excellent screening firms, when doing some digging, it also appears that there are some firms that are  background screening firms in name only.  ESR only does one thing—pre-employment screening background checks.  ESR is not an internet marketing firm in disguise, not a branch of a foreign owned company trying to make money in the U.S. market, not a fake front for some other firm, not a data vendor that views the Internet as a way to sell data for a quick buck, and not a firm that dabbles in employment screening as a side business. We are employment screening experts.  Background screening and risk management are our only business.  Period.

ESR’s take the approach that background screening is a heavily legally regulated, knowledge based professional service that requires a great deal of expertise.  The pre-employment background screening experts at ESR are always there to help.  In selecting a screening firm, employers may want to consider sticking to organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to risk management and helping employers as thier primary mission. If an employer has a question about the ability of a screening firm to do the job, ESR has prepared a 22 question audit that can be sent to a screening firm to determine if they are for real.  See:  http://www.esrcheck.com/diligence-audit-current-provider.php