Top Surprises from the 2019 PBSA Survey

For the third year, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA, formerly known as NAPBS) conducted a survey of human resource professionals to gather opinions and processes being used in background screening. The information found in the 2019 survey didn’t vary too much from the previous two years’ results, but there are still some questions worth [...]

2019-11-12T14:12:08-06:00November 7th, 2019|Featured Post, News, Screening Industry Topics|

Common Elements of a Background Check: Criminal Searches

Pre-employment criminal background checks safeguard the global workforce. Organizations of all kinds screen potential and current employees to make sure their workplace continues to be safe for their staff, customers, and vendors. Making a bad hire can result in wasted resources, a damaged reputation, and low morale among your team, and failing to conduct comprehensive [...]

How Employee Monitoring Protects Companies

It’s easy to think of “history” as the past, but of course, history continues. Applied to employment, this idea means an applicant’s behavior and trustworthiness aren’t set in stone the moment you hire them. Pre-hire background checks do a lot to establish confidence in an employee, but they’ll never tell the full story—it’s still being [...]

2019-11-11T12:08:39-06:00October 4th, 2019|Featured Post, Screening Industry Topics|

6 Quick and Easy Tips for CRAs to Keep Clients “Sticky”

Employment screening is a take-away business. Since the Internet has made background screening for employment more affordable for almost every type of organization and job function, chances are your CRA sales team is calling on prospects that already have some sort of screening process. How do you convince them to switch to you—more importantly, [...]

2019-11-11T12:16:15-06:00June 12th, 2019|Featured Post, Screening Industry Topics|

GIS Buys HireRight = Opportunity for Other CRAs

Consolidation of the background screening industry continues to create opportunity for smaller CRAs. Historically, some clients of these mega-mergers find this is a good time to make a change with their background screening provider. The CRAs that have the staffing, technology and breadth of services in place are better positioned to take advantage of [...]

2019-04-11T14:09:49-05:00August 28th, 2018|Screening Industry Topics|

Efficiency Starts with the Release

  Whatever happened to the paperless office? That promise of the future has caught on little better than the metric system. Unfortunately, paper is still a staple in the screening industry, and in the verification process no piece of paper gets passed around more than the release form. Whether your folder is in a filing [...]

2018-07-01T13:49:52-05:00June 18th, 2014|News, Screening Industry Topics|

Maximize the Tools in Backlog Management

Are you getting the most out of the Backlog Management tools in Accio Enterprise? In the next Accio University on April 9, Ryan Jones will walk you through some of the most used – and some of the most overlooked – features in the system. From unique sorting, specialized filtering, custom color-coding, and dispatch options, the [...]

2018-07-01T13:51:58-05:00April 2nd, 2014|News, Screening Industry Topics|

Increasing Efficiency Through Release Form Management

Accio Data President Barry Boes authored an article on increasing efficiency through release form management for Craig's Verification Tips, a site for screening industry professionals with an interest in useful information related to verifications work. The site is sponsored by ReferencePro, a total verification solution integrated with the Accio Data platform. You can read Barry's [...]

2018-07-01T13:56:29-05:00October 15th, 2013|News, Screening Industry Topics|