MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Professional Background Screeners® (NAPBS) is pleased to announce the next phase of its international expansion efforts with approval of NAPBS® Europe. The European Chapter becomes the third in the family of NAPBS international chapters joining the Asia Pacific Area Countries (APAC) and Canadian Chapters.
NAPBS exists to promote ethical business practices, compliance with consumer, data protection, privacy and non-discrimination laws, as well as country specific regulations relating to the background screening profession. Judy Gootkind, Chair of the NAPBS Board of Directors, commented, “NAPBS welcomes our industry colleagues in Europe to the growing global alliance of professional background screeners. Our European members and the association’s leadership have worked diligently over the years to make the chapter a reality. We look forward to working with our European colleagues to raise awareness of the importance of background screening and highlight professionals who make our homes and workplaces safer.”
The NAPBS Europe Chapter was approved by the Board of Directors in late 2013 following the efforts of a team of professionals representing several European background screening companies led by Hedley Clark, the Managing Director of Credence Background Screening. Hedley observed, “It’s been a long road to travel and a lot of time and effort to get the European Chapter organized. We are excited about moving forward and expanding the presence of background screening and the NAPBS in Europe.” He added that the chapter is actively seeking new memberships from firms in the background screening industry and those that support the industry as suppliers.
NAPBS Europe seeks to promote cultural and business practices specific to European countries; establish best practices for the background screening industry; work towards the creation of standards for the industry including adherence to European Data Protections laws that protect background screening companies’ clients, suppliers, screeners and candidates; establish a central voice for the industry as it continues to evolve; and educate members by raising their level of industry knowledge and professionalism.
Membership in NAPBS Europe offers companies and individuals the opportunity to have a voice within the industry, as well as the ability to take an active role in shaping the future of the Chapter and the background screening industry in Europe. Membership offers access to education, resources, networking and the opportunity to lead the industry through active participation in the Chapter.
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-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. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.