National Association of Professional Background Screeners to Host Mid-Year Meeting

MORRISVILLE, N.C. , Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS(R)) announces it will launch its mid-year meeting from October 12-14 at the Radisson Fort McDowell in Scottsdale, AZ. The NAPBS mid-year meeting provides a neutral forum for members to discuss industry issues and develop mutually beneficial solutions that help employers, employees and the public with greater workplace safety, increased consumer privacy, enhanced homeland security and reduced costs. Vendor exhibits and educational programs highlight the event.

"There has been a sea of change in the way security is viewed in the C- suites of corporations," said Tracy Seabrook , executive director of NAPBS. "Professional background screening has evolved from a slow, costly, and limited service into a vital, $3 to $4 billion industry in just two decades. The rise in employment and background screening has stemmed from the growth of claims alleging an employer, organization or association can be negligent for hiring or retaining an individual who subsequently engages in violence, as well as concerns for national security. We created this conference to bring the NAPBS' level of thinking and analysis to these issues, and help companies and consumers understand how to both maximize the opportunities created by this heightened security consciousness, and minimize any economic pain."

Attendees are expected to include more than 200 representatives from pre-employment screening companies across the country. The NAPBS mid-year meeting is the prelude to the 2009 NAPBS Annual Conference, which will be held April 19-22, 2009 in St. Louis, MO. For more information about the NAPBS mid-year or annual conferences, please go to


The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the leading national resource for issues related to the rapidly expanding background screening industry. Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit trade association, the NAPBS promotes ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. It is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. Now representing 729 member companies in the US and internationally, NAPBS is active in public affairs and presents a unified voice for the industry in the development of national, state, and local regulation. It advances industry objectives by providing a national infrastructure, organizational support, strong branding, and a forum for an open exchange of ideas. It also sponsors research on front-burner issues relevant to the industry; for example, consumer disputes and screening for terrorists. The NAPBS has also unveiled an accreditation program for NAPBS members, exhibited at conferences of human resources professionals and other related industries.

SOURCE National Association of Professional Background Screeners