Background Screening Buyers Guide Released to Help Human Resources and Employment Managers Select Top Talent and Avoid Making Bad Hires

LAKE FOREST, CA, November 19, 2012 — has released its 2012 Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide that will help hiring managers and human resource professionals gain important insights about effective background screening practices and legal issues to enhance their screening practices. With the talent wars heating up once again the Buyers Guide will be a valuable tool in helping firms to select the best screening firms to help them select top talent and avoid making bad hires.

According to’s COO, W. Barry Nixon, ” In today’s tumultuous times Businesses have a greater need to know whom they are hiring more so than ever before with employee fraud, internal and identity theft at all time highs, the US government relentlessly focused on reducing the hiring of illegal immigrants, more than 40% of applicants misrepresenting information on their resumes, diploma mills continuing to flourish and fear of workplace violence and/or terrorism persisting. There has never been a greater need for a reliable source of information to assist businesses in selecting the right talent and avoid hiring the wrong people.” The 2012 Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide fills a void that currently exist despite numerous magazines focused on Human Resource Management. Popular HR publications such as HR Magazine and Workforce frequently touch upon the subject of employment screening with an article here or there, however, the Buyers Guide will exclusively focus on this subject.

The 2012 Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide highlights the importance of background screening in a very complex hiring environment with employers facing a wide variety and unprecedented level of threats. Background Screening has grown to be the #1 one outsourced human resource service and more than 70% of businesses outsourcing this activity. The Guide is tailored to help businesses to find a employment screening firm to meet their needs.

The 2012 Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide includes an in depth guide to employers on how to select a background screening firm using industry best practices, standards and following the spirit of the accreditation guidelines developed by the National Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). It also includes an insightful article to guide Human Resource Managers on how to address the EEOC’s New Guidance on Using Criminal Background Checks for Employment Purposes.

The 2012 Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide fills an important gap at a time when hiring capabilities must be fined tuned to allow businesses to effectively compete for talent. The Guide with its insightful articles and in depth coverage of screening sources will be an asset to all individuals involved in the hiring process and provide them with a much needed tool to support their talent acquisition activities. is the premier provider of information on the background screening industry and host the most comprehensive source of background screening firms on the Internet specifically design to make it easy for businesses to fine a screening firm. The publisher, W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, COO, is a recognize expert on background screening. He co-authored the book — Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from HR and Security Perspectives and also publishes the leading newsletter on background screening — The Background Buzz. He is also the Co-Chair of the International Committee of NAPBS leading their efforts to expand the worldwide network of professional background screening firms.

To get a copy of the 2012 Annual Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide or for more information go to or contact W. Barry Nixon, at