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

Employment Background Investigations

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.

Security Breaches Drive Vetting of Background Screening Companies

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations

Last month a cyber-attack compromised the personal information of thousands of employees at the Department of Homeland Security. Reports say it was a state-sponsored attack that put the personal information of tens of thousands of DHS employees at risk. Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life, but when it comes to your candidates’ information, you have a responsibility.  You can start fulfilling that responsibility by making sure you chose a screening firm that makes cyber-security a top priority.

EBI Receives its ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management [VIDEO]

Employment Background Investigations

 

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI), a global leader in the employment background screening and drug testing industry, proudly announces certification in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management.

The ISO 9001:2008 criteria for quality management systems is recognized and accepted worldwide as a standard for service excellence. This certification demonstrates EBI’s commitment to delivering products and service that foster continual improvement while delivering industry leading customer satisfaction. 

Team EBI Steps Out To Support the American Diabetes Association

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations

On October 5, 2013 the staff at Employment Background Investigations (EBI) laced up their running shoes and headed to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to participate in the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 5k (3 miles) walk.  Participation in this event has become an annual tradition at EBI.  One of 120 such walks held annually across the country, this event is more than good exercise; it’s a great way to raise awareness, promote healthy living, and raise money to fund educational outreach, advocacy efforts and critical research that will ultimately stop diabetes once and for all.

The Latest Workplace Violence Resources for Employers

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations, SHRM, Workplace Violence

The October publication of the Workplace Violence Prevention eReport was just released from the National Institution for the Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.  The publication includes several reports of workplace violence incidents and includes education resources to better prepare employers and the public in case of an unthinkable act of violence in the workplace. 

Legislative Alert - E-Verify and New Form I-9 Updates

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations, Form I-9 E-Verify

A notification from USCIS went out to subscribers yesterday, stating that in the USCIS’s initial release of the latest “E-Verify Connection”, March 2013 Issue XII, USCIS incorrectly stated the new Form I-9’s revision date and expiration date. Employers should note that the correct revision date for the new Form I-9, as issued by USCIS, is (03/08/2013 N) and the expiration date is 03/31/2016.

Background Screening May Help Prevent Workplace Violence

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations, Workplace Violence

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).

Legislative Alert - USCIS Issues New Form I-9

Background Checks, Legislative Alerts, Employment Background Investigations, Global Background Checks, Form I-9 E-Verify


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new Form I-9 on March 08, 2013. Employers who require additional implementation time for use of the new Form I-9 may use the old Form I-9 until May 07, 2013. However, after May 07, 2013, all employers must use the new Form I-9, which is marked with the revision date of (Rev. 03/08/13)N in the lower right-hand portion of the form. 

Team EBI Joins Maryland Supporters for this Year's Race for the Cure

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations

This past Sunday, October 21, 2012, the staff of Employment Background Investigations, Inc (EBI) joined thousands of other racers to support the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®.  This year marks the sixth consecutive year EBI has supported this great cause as a commitment to our family, friends and co-workers that are inflicted with breast cancer.  Our encouragement and dedication is again driven from our co-worker and teammate, Heather Garner who lost her life to breast cancer just over a year ago in August of 2011.  Her fond memory is still with us as she continues to be the driving spirit alongside our team.

EBI to Present at NHRMA 2012 Conference and Tradeshow in Anchorage Alaska

Background Checks, Employment Background Investigations, SHRM, Global Background Checks

Employment Background Investigations, Inc (EBI) Chief Knowledge Officer, Robert Capwell, will present an education session at the 2012 Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) Conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, October 2nd titled - Overcoming the Challenges of International Background Screening.