Tag Archives: National Association of Professional Background Screeners

Consumer Protection Safeguards Crucial for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Having consumer protection safeguards in place to ward off unauthorized users and unwanted intrusions is crucial for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). These policies and procedures protect the information of individuals during background checks and guard against data breaches and identity theft. This blog is the first in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Target Settles Credit Card Data Breach Case for $18.5 Million

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, Inc. in response to allegations that more than 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised from a data breach during the 2013 holiday season after the retailer failed to provide reasonable data security, according to a press release on the Attorney General’s website. Continue reading

NAPBS Survey Reveals Views of HR Professionals on Background Screening

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has commissioned HR.com to conduct an unprecedented national survey of 1,528 human resources (HR) professionals to gauge their views on background screening and found that public safety was cited as the number one reason for employers to conduct background screening, according to a memo from the NAPBS about the survey. Continue reading

ESR VP Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick to Attend NAPBS 2017 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference in Washington D.C.

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Vice President of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick, who was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) for the 2016-17 term, will attend the NAPBS 2017 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference taking place in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, March 19, 2017, to Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Continue reading

ESR VP of Strategic Growth Dawn Standerwick to Speak on Panel at HR Open Standards 2017 Annual Meeting

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), will speak on a panel at the HR Open Standards 2017 Annual Meeting taking place March 9-10, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  To learn more, visit www.hropenstandards.org/page/2017AnnualMe. Continue reading

NAPBS Chair Says Background Screening Demonstrates Commitment to Public Safety

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

With the need to hire the most qualified candidate never greater, companies that utilize background screening when hiring are demonstrating their commitment to ensuring public safety, according to an article written by Dawn Standerwick, Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Continue reading

Financial Institutions Will Seek Stronger Security Measures from Screening Providers including SOC 2 Reports and NAPBS Accreditation

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

With data breaches front page news in 2016, industries dealing with sensitive and confidential information – especially in the financial sector – know ensuring data security from third party service providers is mission critical. The fact that businesses including banks and financial institutions will seek stronger security measures such as SSAE 16 Service Organization Control (SOC) 2® reports and accreditation from National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) from screening providers is Trend Number 3 in the Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) 10th annual ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends’ for 2017. Continue reading

NAPBS Issues Comments on Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) has submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) in response to the revised version of the proposed changes to DCJIS regulations governing the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) that reiterates previous comments NAPBS filed with the DCJIS in May of 2016. Continue reading

NAPBS Submits Comments to Los Angeles Mayor and City Council Regarding Ban the Box Legislation

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has submitted comments to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA City Council regarding proposed “ban the box” legislation noting that rule amendments would pose “severe compliance challenges” for employers in the city, especially Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) currently regulated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Continue reading

NAPBS Announces Record Breaking Attendance at 2016 Annual Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced that a record-breaking 763 background screening professionals attended the 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference held in Palm Desert, California on September 18-20, 2016, according to a press release from the NAPBS. Continue reading