With background screening lawsuits at an all-time high, now more than ever, hiring professionals need to learn about employment screening best practices
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) April 11, 2016
PreemploymentDirectory.com, the background screening information portal for Human Resources professionals, announced it will release their newest publication, 'Background Screening Best Practices: Insights from Accredited Background Screening Firms' at the SHRM Talent Management Conference on April 18th. The guide features articles written by firms who have earned accreditation from the National Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), which is the trade association for the global background screening profession.
To earn accreditation, firms must implement the standards as defined by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC), which certifies that background screening firms follow the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) Standard. This process ensures companies comply with relevant laws, ethical business practice and demonstrates a commitment to excellence. It’s not sufficient to merely reflect the standards in official policies. It must also be demonstrable in daily business operations and this is verified by an onsite review of the firm by an independent auditor.
W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com and publisher, said, “The Background Screening Best Practices: Insights from Accredited Background Screening Firms guide provides an opportunity for HR and Hiring professionals to gain valuable insights about the employment screening process from firms that represent the ‘best of the profession.’ Nixon added, “We are helping to educate hiring professionals and managers about employment screening practices at time when lawsuits dealing with background screening are at an all-time high. There was never a time when adherence to best practices and industry standards is more needed than now.”
As of this date, only seventy firms have earn accreditation which represents less than 3% of U.S. background screening firms.
Copies of the new Guide will be available at PreemploymentDirectory.com’s exhibit booth # 103 at the SHRM Talent Management Conference being held in Orlando, FL on April 18-19th. You can also download a copy of the Guide at PreemploymentDirectory.com in the Background Screening Publications section. Please direct any questions about the Guide to W. Barry Nixon at 1-949-770-5264 or you can email him at wbnixon(at)PreemploymentDirectory(dot)com. Questions about the NAPBS Accreditation program should be directed to NAPBS at 1-919-459-2082 or
info (at) napbs.com
PreemploymentDirectory.com is the leading background screening information portal on the web and houses the leading directory of background screening companies designed to make it easy for organizations to quickly find a background screening provider to meet their needs. The Directory includes an information rich Background Screening Knowledge Center, U.S. and International Resource Centers that provide important information about conducting background checks in countries around the world and a comprehensive Article Library.