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Selecting a Background Screening Firm Using Industry Best Practices

Selecting a Background Screening Firm Using Industry Best Practices
June 18, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
W. Barry Nixon, Executive Director(National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence)
The purpose of this webinar is to increase businesses awareness of the essential elements that should be considered when selecting an outsourced background screening firm. It is our presumption that every business entity wants to maximize their return on investment from services procured, intrinsically understands the value of hiring the best talent and to providing a safe and secure workplace. To this end, it is our intent to identify critical considerations that will strengthen the quality of selection of a background screening firm which will ultimately lead to higher quality employee selection outcomes.

Our focus is to help businesses select providers that:
•       comply with all appropriate governing laws,
•       have established acceptable business practices,
•       demonstrate excellence in protecting consumer personal data based on ‘best practices’ within the industry and
•       adhere to the spirit of accreditation standards established by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

We also want to assure attendees that the information in this webinar is provided from an expert third party view. Our firm,, is not in the business of providing background checks of any kind, thus, we offer an unbiased view of the selection criteria and process.

This webinar will present current information and provide general guidelines that should be considered in selecting a background screening firm. The selection criteria identified should be integrated into your ‘Request For Proposal’ process which will yield a higher quality pool of background screening firms for you to select from. We strongly believe that businesses should consider the selection of a background screening firm as carefully as selecting a CPA firm because a good one will keep you out of trouble, while one that doesn’t protect applicant or employee data or provide accurate and compliant information can get you into a lot of hot water and contribute to damaging your firms reputation and brand.

The continued growth of the background screening industry is a testimony to the importance that organizations of all kind have put on the need to check applicants’ backgrounds as part of the employment hiring and retention process.

Who Should Participate
Human Resource Professional Hiring Managers
What You Will Learn
1.Participants will gain additional insight regarding the wide variety and types of background checks available and how to appropriately deploy them to minimize risk 2.Participants will learn specific criteria to use when selecting a background screening provider that is based on ‘best practices’ and industry norms 3.Participants will learn about emerging issues that will impact how they select people in the future, e.g., use of credit checks, social media, hiring previously incarcerated persons, etc.
Recommended Resources
• Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective; co-authors: W. Barry Nixon, SPHR and Kim Kerr, CPP; publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, an imprint of Elsevier (available at •
Staffing and Recruitment
Privacy and Security
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Integrated Talent Management
Quality of Hire
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W. Barry Nixon
National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence

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