Marietta, GA– InfoMart, a national leader in pre-employment screening, celebrates its 25th anniversary in September 2014. Today, InfoMart is still driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder and chair, Tammy Cohen. “The industry has gone though many changes over the past 25 years. InfoMart has shaped much of that change,” said Cohen.
InfoMart opened in September 1989 after Cohen saw a need for employers to screen potential employees. At the time very few companies were providing the service. Cohen knew the breakdown of a background check from her earlier employment in real estate, banking and as an administrative assistant. Cohen, who has since earned the industry moniker “Queen of Screen” said, “I understood public records, the use of credit reports and had done reference checks myself for previous employers. I understood the costs and the process of doing it correctly. It occurred to me, ‘I can do this.'”
The first few years for InfoMart were lean, but in 1995, when the company introduced a nationwide criminal reporting network of 3,000 counties, customers took notice. The company’s proprietary, web-based system, WebASAP, was the first in the industry, allowing its network to submit background checks electronically.
In 2002, InfoMart built and moved into a 27,000-square-foot state-of-the-art headquarter building. One year later InfoMart helped found the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – now the leading association for the industry.
In its 25 years, InfoMart has served tens of thousands of employers and has grown to be a multi-million dollar company with more than 100 employees, 1,500 contractors and vendors and 3,000 annual clients, including many Fortune 500 corporations. The company, and Cohen have received numerous awards since its founding including “Best Place to Work in Georgia” award, “Best and Brightest in Atlanta” award and Security Magazine’s “Security 500” award.
From the inception, Cohen has ingrained the company with a culture of stewardship and service to the community both corporately and individually. For more InfoMart history, visit http://www.infomart-usa.com/about/infomart-corporate-profile.html.
1989: Company founded as ERS (Employment Research Services)
1991: First client-facing software application released – ASAP(Applicant Screening Automated Profiles)
1993: Company redefined image and changed name to InfoMart
1994: Developed the first completely automated paperless screening system
1996: Windows-based software WinASAP released
1997: Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award
1999: Web-based software WebASAP released
Named an Associated Credit Bureaus’ (ACB) Top Ten Provider of employment screening
Co-founded the Association of Consumer Reporting Agencies (ACRA)
2001: Acquired Business Directions Incorporated (BDI)
2002: Moved into new, custom-built 26,500 sq. ft. corporate headquarters
Certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise
2003: Participated in founding National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)
2004: FedEx Ground selected InfoMart as their background screening provider
2006: First recognized on the Workforce Management Hot List of Employment-Related Screening Providers (also appeared in 2007-2013)
2007: Acquired Advantage Services, Inc. (ASI)
2009: Introduced candidate-facing background check Online Application
Celebrated 20 years in the background screening industry
First recognized by Security Magazine on its Security 500 (also appeared in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013)
2011: Honored by Smart Business with World Class Customer Service Award
2012: Named a Best Place to Work in Georgia by Georgia Trend
2013: Accredited by NAPBS
First recognized by the National Association of Business Resources as one of Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For (also recognized in 2014)
2014: Named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S.
InfoMart is a leading provider of background check services that provide businesses with the information they need to make well-informed hiring decisions. Founded in 1989, this year marks InfoMart’s 25th year in business. The company is a pioneer in developing innovative technology and screening services, from criminal history searches to verifications of employment. Accredited by the National Association of Professional Background screeners (NAPBS), a designation earned by less than 10% of the industry, InfoMart has also been recognized on both Security Magazine’s Security 500 and Workforce Magazine’s Hot List. The company prides itself on its dedication to our customers, innovation and accurate reporting. For more information about InfoMart, please visit www.infomart-usa.com or call (770) 984-2727.