The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has announced the results of a recent study affirming the accuracy of background checks and refuting a report issued by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) that accused background screeners of routinely making mistakes.
The NAPBS report, which is scheduled to be released later this summer found:
· 98 percent of background screening providers surveyed encountered consumer disputes less than 5 percent of the time out of millions of background checks performed annually
· More than 95 percent of those disputed background check reports were ultimately found to be accurate
The NAPBS study, validated by market research agency Mathew Greenwald & Associates in Washington D.C., is a response to a report from the NCLC released in April 2012, titled Broken Records: How Errorsby Criminal Background Checking Companies Harm Workers and Businesses. According to Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Services and author of The Safe Hiring Manual, “The NAPBS study reveals an astonishingly high accuracy rate that shows how inaccurate the NCLC report was.”
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