Legal Compliance Critical for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Given the increasingly complex laws governing background checks in the United States, employers need a background screening provider that remains in compliance with the law. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is well versed in the federal Fair Credit …

Continue reading "Legal Compliance Critical for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms"

Consumer Protection a Top Priority for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn For background screening firms that must protect the personal information of individuals undergoing background checks, consumer protection is a top priority in order to guard against data breaches and identity theft. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has …

Continue reading "Consumer Protection a Top Priority for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms"

Registration Opens for 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 …

Continue reading "Registration Opens for 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference"

Employment Screening Resources Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Re-Accreditation

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.

Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Re-Accreditation"

NAPBS Executive Director Melissa Sorenson Explains How Removing Birthdate from Court Records May Have Unintended Consequences

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With many courts considering the removal of identifiers such as date of birth (DOB) from public records to protect citizens from identity theft, Melissa Sorenson, Executive Director of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), has written a guest column for The Gazette entitled ‘Removing …

Continue reading "NAPBS Executive Director Melissa Sorenson Explains How Removing Birthdate from Court Records May Have Unintended Consequences"

Government Oversight and Enforcement of Accuracy in Background Check Industry to Increase in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn There will be increased governmental oversight and enforcement of the background check industry, with a particular focus on issues involving the accuracy of information contained in background check reports, from federal agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2016. This is the number 1 …

Continue reading "Government Oversight and Enforcement of Accuracy in Background Check Industry to Increase in 2016"

Employment Screening Resources CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2015 NAPBS Annual Conference

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) deal with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance issues outside the traditional employer‐applicant relationship, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Staffing Vendors & Third Parties Can Create Liability Landmines for …

Continue reading "Employment Screening Resources CEO Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2015 NAPBS Annual Conference"

Business Practices Strong Foundation of NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The general business practices of a background screening firm go a long way in making sure that company performs accurate and thorough background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has business practices that ensure proper character of owners …

Continue reading "Business Practices Strong Foundation of NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms"

Verification Standards Assured by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

  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 …

Continue reading "Verification Standards Assured by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms"

Researcher Standards Set High for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

  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 …

Continue reading "Researcher Standards Set High for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms"