Posts tagged with: NAPBS

What Will Background Screening & Hiring Look Like in the Future?

I Have Seen the Future of Human Capital Management and background screening, and you’ve been using it for years.  This was the working title for this article, but I changed it so the point really hits home for screeners.  I don’t think people really grasp or understand how monumental the purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft for $27 billion was in 2016.  I don’t know what the actual stat is, but I’d be shocked if the

3 Takeaways from the 2018 Annual NAPBS Conferences

By: Nick Fishman (and a sentence or two and a few thoughts by Jason Morris) Another NAPBS Annual Conference is in the books and what an incredible event it was. We continue to be amazed at how this association, which began in a hotel lobby, has swelled to over 900 participating companies. This industry is flying high now as unemployment continues to hit all-time lows and employer and the sharing economy adoption of employment background

NAPBS Conference – Come See Jason and Nick Speak!

My blog this week will be rather short as we get ready for the NAPBS conference in Baltimore next week.  I wanted to take this opportunity for a shameless plug to come see Nick Fishman and me speak on Tuesday morning at 10:30. What will we be speaking about?  Well, in addition to our usual banter and personal insults aimed at each other, we have a pretty fun topic: Building, Scaling, Marketing and Growing your

This Week in Backgrounds: Background checks in Arkansas, Workforce Magazine and Sterling

Well, summer is half way over and while it’s not raining with background screening news there are still some exciting things happening this week.  First, NAPBS will be pursuing litigation against the District Court of Bentonville, Arkansas.  Second, Workforce Magazine has released their annual “Hot List” of background screening companies.  Lastly, Sterling Talent Solutions just named Josh Peirez as their new co-CEO. Bentonville, Arkansas has essentially stopped allowing screeners and record researchers access to records

Why hire an expert witness in a background screening case?

Employment background screening is a complicated and tricky area of the law. Aside from the various federal laws that govern our industry, there are a myriad of state and local laws that also must be considered. That’s why litigators place a tremendous amount of trust in the opinions of expert witnesses in tort cases. The value of an expert witness increases in complicated and niche cases such as Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment

Second Annual Background Screening Survey From NAPBS and HR.com

Recently, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and Human Resources magazine, HR.com, released their second annual background screeners survey.  There are some great industry tidbits in here but for me its the amount of companies currently doing background checks on their employees, an astounding 95%.  I remember a survey in the late 90’s that had that number around 30%.  Every single conversation screeners had at that time was on the virtues of screening

History of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

If you know me professionally then you know I have been very passionate about the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) for many years.  This trade association has become an important voice for the entire background screening industry both to the public and the government. I couldn’t be prouder of the many accomplishments that have been made in 15 years. NAPBS started with an idea, when a group of like-minded competitors gathered in a room with one mission-to elevate our industry and

The Buzz at the 2018 SHRM Conference

The 2018 SHRM conference is in the books and an epic one it was, especially for background screeners.  I wanted to write about a few things I noticed, a few things I’m hearing, and most importantly, what it all means for background screeners.  What this won’t be is a recap of the conference, my good friend Bruce Berg does that so eloquently on his website.  The rumor mill was certainly in full force, much of

The Background Screening Industry

Hi everyone!  It’s been a LONG time since I have put my head down and written a blog.  A lot has happened since then and I hope to use this new and improved website to keep everyone up to date on the screening industry.  Since you last heard from me my company, EmployeeScreenIQ was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions in November of 2015.  After almost a year and half working for Sterling I decided to throw

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