The PBSA is the Professional Background Screening Association which gives the badge of accreditation to only a small percentage of firms that provide consumers with background checks. There are a number of firms that claim to provide good background checks, but they may or may not follow the standards set by the BSCC, the Background Screening Credentialing Council. Only the firms which strictly follow these standards become accredited by the PBSA. Consumers should look for this accreditation before they start working with a background service provider. Here are the things that the PBSA looks for in a provider before deciding whether to give them PBSA accreditation:
You wouldn’t want any information about your firm to leak out to your competitors. Similarly, a job candidate wouldn’t want any of their background information to become public knowledge. A good background screening firm is one that maintains the security of both parties’ information.
Legal and Compliance With PBSA Accreditation
There are legal and illegal ways of getting information with PBSA accreditation. You don’t want to work with a firm that gives out money or promises special perks to the people who will give you the information that you want.
It’s important for the background screening firm to keep their clients informed about the correct way to use the information they provide.
Researcher and Data Standards
All the researchers getting information for the background screening firm must be properly trained so that they know how to get information in a legal way and maintain information security. At the same time, they need to know how to get all the information they possibly can about the candidate so that they can give their customer high-quality data.
Verification Services With PBSA Accreditation
It’s important to verify the identity of the candidate before doing a background screening. You want to be sure that the candidate is who they say they are.
It’s important for the background screening provider to have generally good business practices. Do they pay their employees’ competitive wages and treat them well? Do they maintain good relations with their customers? Or have there been any complaints about them providing substandard services?
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