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Survey Finds 96 Percent of Employers Conduct Background Screening


A nationwide survey sponsored by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has found that nearly all of the employers surveyed – 96 percent – stated that their organizations conducted one or more types of employment background screening.

The NAPBS commissioned HR.com to conduct the survey of 1,528 human resources (HR) professionals in all 50 states entitled ‘Employers Universally Using Background Checks to Protect Employees, Customers and the Public’ from November 2016 to February 2017.

“We were very pleased to see that the majority of employers are doing background checks,” commented Dawn Standerwick, Chair of the NAPBS Board of Directors for the 2016-17 term and Vice President of Strategic Growth at Employment Screening Resources (ESR).

“Coupled with the primary reason for conducting background checks – safety – we can all feel better that employers are taking workplace and public safety seriously and that the vast majority of employers have a background screening program in place,” Standerwick added.

The survey revealed that of the 96 percent of respondents who conducted employment background screening, 83 percent conducted background screening on all full-time employees while 67 percent conducted background screening on all part-time employees. FULL ARTICLE