MARIETTA, Ga., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoMart has successfully proven compliance with the background screening industry's strictest professional standards achieving accreditation with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). This industry seal recognizes a screening company's commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
NAPBS accreditation has been earned by less than 5% of the employment screening industry, with InfoMart as one of the largest to meet or exceed the measurable standard of competence as governed by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC).
"As the only employment screening company worldwide to achieve both NAPBS accreditation as well as recognition on Security magazine's Security 500, InfoMart undoubtedly offers applicants and clients the highest degree of compliance, technology and security," said Chip Esposito, InfoMart's CEO.
To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices. The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that ensures the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence.
"Accreditation is a testament to InfoMart's leadership and workforce," said Tammy Cohen, President and Chair of InfoMart. "Our collective experience results in servicing our applicants and clients to the highest of industry standards, from compliance and service standards to our general business practices."
Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports are categorized as consumer reports and are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.
Since its inception, NAPBS has believed that there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and therefore created the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Governed by a strict professional standard composed of requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is positioned to become a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry seal representing a background screening organization's commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
Founded in 1989, InfoMart is one of the nation's premier applicant screening companies, providing criminal history information, credit and driving records, drug screening, and verification interviews of past employers and educational institutions for companies nationwide. InfoMart has been recognized on Security Magazine's Security 500 and Workforce Magazine's Hot List, was named a Best Place to Work in Georgia by Georgia Trend and recently received the Kathryn Woods Racial Justice award from the YWCA of NW Georgia. The company prides itself on its dedication to customer service, technology solutions and accurate information reporting. For more information about InfoMart, please visit www.infomart-usa.com or call (770) 984-2727.
Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.napbs.com.
Renee Harbeson, InfoMart
(770) 984-2727 ext. 1217