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 announced that registration for the first-ever hybrid 2021 PBSA Annual Conference where attendees may attend virtually online or in-person in Anaheim, California, will open on June 21, 2021. To register for the event, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2021-annual-conference/register/.

The 2021 PBSA Annual Conference will take place virtually online from September 13 to 14, 2021, and in-person in Anaheim, California, from September 12 to 14, 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. To learn more about the event, visit https://thepbsa.org/events/2021-annual-conference/.

In-person registration includes live education sessions, on-demand content via the mobile app/virtual platform, the Sunday night opening event, exhibit hall admission, networking opportunities, and breakfast, lunch, and receptions. Virtual registration includes access to live-streamed sessions and select breakout sessions, on-demand content via the virtual platform, virtual networking breaks, and virtual sponsor showcase.

Each in-person attendee of the 2021 PBSA Annual Conference will be able to select the appropriate comfort level at the time of registration: “Green” means that handshakes are welcome, “Yellow” means elbow or fist bumps only, and “Red” means that attendees should kindly remain six feet away. Attendees can switch categories at the conference if their comfort level changes and must have a current membership to attend at the member rate.

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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