Employers should conduct background checks of anyone that they may consider hiring. However, we do not often stop and consider what kind of verification we ought to use on those conducting the background check in the first place. That is where NAPBS accreditation can be extremely helpful.
The Gold Standard
A company that conducts background checks that wishes to receive NAPBS accreditation status must maintain the highest standards in regards to how it does its work. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) evaluates each screener on a regular basis in a number of critical areas. NAPBS.com explains that those areas are as follows:
- Information Security
- Legal Compliance
- Data Standards
- Verification Services Standards
- Business Practices
We can now take a look at a couple of these areas and why they are so important to both obtaining the NAPBS accreditation and to the user of the background screening service itself.
Staying Secure And Legal
Background checks are a serious business and have a number of legal regulations attached to them. The government cares about helping citizens protect certain pieces of information that ought to remain private. At the same time, there is an interest in letting employers know if they are about to hire someone who has a criminal record for example. Both of these goals are obtainable as long as everyone is playing by the rules.
Background screens must ensure that they provide the background information only to their paying clients and that they do not have any data breaches or other loss of information in the course of doing their business.
Following the strict legal standards that are set up by the government is another goal of all background screeners. They must be able to create a system that can stay within the lines and still provide the information that their clients are requesting. The NAPBS checks on these factors as well as the others mentioned before giving their seal of approval.
TruDiligence is proud to be accredited by the NAPBS.
Learn More About NAPBS Accreditation
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