EBI Named Among Best Background Screening Companies for 10th Time, Celebrates Year of Growth & Accolades

For the 10th time EBI has been named one of the thirteen best background screening companies in the country, as ranked by HRO Today Magazine’s Pre-Employment Screening Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. EBI has been ranked on this prestigious list more times than any other screening firm. This honor caps off a tremendous year for EBI, which also included a move to a new office and several other national and local awards.


The Baker's Dozen List

The Baker’s Dozen is the largest and most respected survey of its kind. For the 2017 list, more than 600 customers of screening firms were asked to answer dozens of questions based on the breadth of service, size of deal and overall quality of service. The final list represents the top 13 screening providers in the US.

“With hundreds of screening firms out there, the Baker’s Dozen list can look very different from year to year,” said Larry White, President and COO of EBI. “The ability to consistently be at the top of the industry shows the true dedication of our team to customer care, quality, compliance and reliability. Many companies have a great year or two, and are appropriately recognized by making this list. But year-in and year-out, EBI is identified as one of the top screening firms. In fact, we’re the only screening firm to be on the list 10 times. We are thrilled to see our efforts recognized, and grateful to our wonderful customers who gave their feedback to get us there.”

Our New, State-of-the-Art Office

EBI made some transformative changes to their business in 2017, including moving to a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility. The state-of-the-art EBI headquarters is a physical incarnation of their mission statement: “To be the happiest company… period. Only happy people can deliver happy.” The visually stunning space features several gourmet coffee breakrooms, a micro food market, and a learning center for new hire training and continual education for current employees. The numerous glass conference rooms and meeting spaces are designed to encourage collaboration and interaction between departments.

Particularly unique is an in-house video recording studio where EBI produces industry news segments for their Screening News Network™. As the only news network for the screening industry, the Screening News Network helps to educate not just their customers, but the entire HR community.


A Year of Accolades

Making the 2017 Bakers’ Dozen Best Background Screening Firms List for the 10th year caps a tremendously successful year of accolades and national recognition for EBI:

  • Named to the Inc. Magazine list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the United States
  • Named for the 11th consecutive year to Workforce Magazine’s “Hot List” of screening firms
  • Named one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces in a ranking by the Baltimore Sun
  • EBI’s new Corporate Headquaters recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the “Coolest Digs” to work

“We are very proud and humbled at the awards and accolades we have received this year,” said EBI CEO Rick Kurland. “I think these accolades are a direct reflection of the culture we’ve created at EBI. Over 25% of our employees have been with EBI for more than 10 years. It’s a model workforce of consistency and dedication. We’ve worked tirelessly to create an environment where our employees are happy. And when you do that it shines through in everything they do: from their quality of work, to their dedication to ‘delivering happy’ to all our customers.”

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Jennifer Gladstone

Posted By: Jennifer Gladstone

Jennifer Gladstone is a news anchor and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in front of the camera. She's worked in several markets, large and small, and has performed nearly every task needed in a newsroom. As EBI’s Screening News Editor, she keeps EBI’s customers and blog subscribers up to date on the latest screening news and legislative alerts affecting companies of all sizes.