NAPBS Encourages Employee Background Screeing in Declining Job Market

Jason Morris

National Association of Professional Background Screeners Encourages Employee Background Screening in Declining Job Market

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS(R)), the foremost advocacy organization in the industry, is reinforcing the importance of organizations conducting background screening on individuals they consider for employment. According to NAPBS, professional background screening, which is crucial during any economic environment, is especially important in a declining job market.

“Considering the current state of the economy, the job market is destined to become more tenuous and competitive in 2009,” said Tracy Seabrook, CAE, executive director of NAPBS. “When the economy declines, we tend to see an increase in individuals stretching the truth in order to secure employment. Employers should be aware of these trends, and know that they can use professional background screening as another tool in their recruiting efforts to ensure the candidate they are considering is, indeed, the right match for the organization.”

NAPBS cautions employers on two employment-related trends: resume ‘fluffing’ and the fact that conviction rates are on the rise nationally among job applicants – according to the US Dept of Commerce – which predicts these trends to continue, at minimum, into 2010.

NAPBS offers advice and guidelines – and a variety of venues – to ensure the thoroughness of background screening in today’s shrinking economy. Employers are encouraged to attend educational sessions at the upcoming NAPBS Annual Conference, which will be held April 19-22, 2009 in St. Louis, MO. For more information, please go to www.napbs.com.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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