Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) announces its commitment to advance efforts for the expansion of standardized international background screening practices through its leadership on the NAPBS International Committee.
Robert Capwell, Chief Knowledge Officer of EBI, serves as Co-Chair of the NAPBS International Committee. This committee was created to form a global alliance of professional background screening firms that focuses on professionalism, ethical behavior, operating within legal guidelines, and sharing a common set of values and goals. Due to EBI’s commitment and Mr. Capwell’s leadership, along with others, NAPBS has established chapters and regional leadership throughout APAC, Canada, and Europe. The NAPBS International Committee is also developing a questionnaire to assist HR professionals in assessing providers to perform international background checks. Learn More >>
A University of Florida study reveals that in 2011 retailers experienced shrinkage of $35.28 billion dollars. The #1 attributing factor to this loss was employee theft, which was estimated to be $15.9 billion dollars. The survey is the leading resource for the retail industry and loss prevention experts to share their experiences with retail shrinkage and current trends. The 2011 study includes responses from loss prevention executives from over 100 major retailers.
Criminal background checks have become a vital part of the screening process for employers striving to achieve due diligence for the purposes of increasing workplace safety and reducing the potential of negligent hiring litigation. There are thousands of criminal courts across the United States, each with its own court structure. For employers, it is critical to understand the availability and limitations of criminal history data and knowing where the data can be found.
Workplace homicides have increased by 50% in 2012, according to Dr. Larry Barton, Ph.D., an expert in threat management and a faculty member at the FBI Academy (Bailey, 2013). Barton calculates that on average, two people are murdered at work each workday in the United States (Bailey, 2013). According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report, current and former work associates accounted for 21% of workplace homicide offenders between 2005 and 2009 (Harrell, 2011). Between 2005 and 2009, individuals employed in sales and office jobs accounted for a staggering 33% of workplace homicides, ranking higher than law enforcement workplace homicides at 17% (Harrell, 2011). Comprehensive Background Checks on prospective employees may present employers with a chance to prevent individuals who have a propensity toward violence from endangering businesses’ employees, brand reputation, and clients. Learn More>>