Background Screening News

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization representing background screening firms worldwide – has issued more information about the first-ever hybrid 2021 PBSA Annual Conference that will allow attendees to select whether they will attend virtually online or in-person in Anaheim, California. To learn more about the event, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2021-annual-conference/.

The virtual 2021 PBSA Annual Conference will take place from September 13 to 14, 2021. The in-person 2021 PBSA Annual Conference will take place in Anaheim, California, from September 12 to 14, 2021. Registration opens the week of June 21, 2021. Virtual and in-person registration rates will be the same. Individuals who need to switch their in-person registration to a virtual registration or vice versa will be allowed to do so.

Virtual attendees will have all general sessions live-streamed, a selection of breakouts available live-streamed, as well as some on-demand content along with the interactive chat virtual attendees have come to know during PBSA virtual conferences. In-person attendees will have access to on-demand material as well as a wide variety of live general and breakout content similar to traditional PBSA conferences before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Founded in 2003, the PBSA was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services. The PBSA represents over 880 member companies engaged in background screening ranging from Fortune 100 firms to small local businesses and is the trusted global authority for the background screening profession. To learn more about the PBSA, visit https://thepbsa.org/.

The PBSA will continue to strengthen the professionalism of background screeners in the United States with a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements for accreditation, according to leading global background check firm Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), which compiled the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 featuring emerging and influential trends in the industry.

ESR founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Attorney Lester Rosen was on the steering committee that founded the PBSA, which was formerly known as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) before rebranding to a new name in 2019. That same year, Rosen received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes an individual’s contributions that have advanced excellence in the screening profession.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a founding member of the PBSA that was ranked the number one screening firm by HRO Today in 2020 – is accredited by the PBSA under the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), a recognized seal of approval bringing national recognition to background screening organizations committed to excellence. To learn more about ESR, visit www.esrcheck.com.

NOTE: Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) does not provide or offer legal services or legal advice of any kind or nature. Any information on this website is for educational purposes only.

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