EBI's Screening News Network Blog

Several tired EBI’ers are back in the office today after studying up at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference. While conferences can be fun and great for networking, it can sometimes be hard to quantify how they affect you… our customers. This time, however, it is very clear.

For quite a while, I have wanted to tackle the issue of medical marijuana and how it should be handled under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), but finding definitive information on the topic is hard. There are tons of questions, and very few clear answers. I’ve questioned many people and I have done a lot of reading. Now I think I have finally found some information worth sharing.

Hello from the NAPBS 2015 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference in Washington, D.C.! For those of you who are not familiar with this wonderful organization, NAPBS stands for National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Twice a year members of the EBI family get together with our peers to talk about ways to strengthen the background screening industry.  It’s all part of our effort to better serve our customers.

Shrinkage… inventory missing because of shoplifting or sticky fingered employees…costs US retailers about $42 billion a year, according to the latest Global Retail Theft Barometer.  Billions can be hard to grasp, so think of it this way- all of those missing goods cost each American household $403 a year as retailers pass on their theft related losses.

Sporttechie.com published an article that will be really interesting to all of you football fans out there.  Apparently NFL scouts are no longer focusing on just the player’s moves on the field.  Instead, they are more like detectives delving into prospects’ personal lives. One of the scouts interviewed for the piece says they now spend about 70-percent of their time doing background checks.