Posts tagged with: Sterling

This (Last) Week in Backgrounds – Background Screening Bakers Dozen

Sorry, it’s been a bit since I’ve blogged, holidays, yada yada yada.  Typically, this is the slowest time for our industry so there’s not much to write about.  However, Today Sterling announced the acquisition of Australian screening firm, National Crime Check.  National Crime Check (NCC) is widely recognized for its high-quality service, superior technology and automation, and its deep client-centric focus. NCC operates out of Adelaide, South Australia. “We admire the hard work and determination

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

This Week in Backgrounds: HR Tech

It took me over a week to write this blog, I was a bit overwhelmed by what I saw at last week’s HR Tech conference in Las Vegas and I wanted to let it all sink in.  This conference has gotten so big and, in many ways, so much better than other conferences for background screeners.  I remember going to my first HR Tech conference in Chicago so many years ago, there were only a

This Week in Backgrounds: Acquisitions, Awards and Innovation

Looks like background screeners have been busy this week, more so than in previous weeks.  Sterling Talent Solutions finally relaunched their small business offering, Global HR Research acquired easyBackgrounds, Accurate Background earned a big honor, and InfoMart launched driver qualification monitoring. Let’s begin with Sterling.  This has been in the works for a long time, but it appears they have finally launched their small business offering, SterlingNow.  I got a demo of this at this

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

Recent Background Screening Industry Activity

Things are getting very interesting if you are a consumer reporting agency (CRA), a user of products, an end user of a CRA, or even watching from afar as a human resources professional.  In the past 18 months there have been no fewer than 10 mergers and acquisitions and many new entrants into the industry.  This is both good and bad for the industry overall, but it continues to thrive.  In my 20 plus years

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