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Healthcare organisations: are you background screening your employees?
Here are 3 reasons to consider starting immediately.
Rescreening employees for the greater good
How to better protect against internal fraud and risk with expanded screening.
Business integrity versus employee integrity: both are essential.
Employment background checks can help align them.
COVID-19 and Background Screening
Tips for Better Hiring and Screening as We Transition to a New Normal
HR Leaders: You can’t do this alone
During this uncertain time, mobilize people managers across your business
GDPR Information Series #1: GDPR BASICS
What is the GDPR and how will it impact background screening services we receive from First Advantage?
First Advantage Releases 2020 Top Screening Trends & Insights Research
Identifies Five Growth Trends Including More Social Screening and More Searches per Candidate
The world has changed. What’s the impact on background screening?
Read how global employers are adjusting during a time of social distancing
First Advantage Announces Partnership with LinkedIn Talent Hub
Integration into Applicant Tracking System Delivers Seamless Hiring Experience
First Advantage Announces Strategic Partnership with Jobvite
Integration into Marketplace Advances Screening Capabilities for HR and Recruiting Teams
Silver Lake To Acquire First Advantage
Investment Will Enable Further Technology Differentiation and Accelerate Impressive Growth Trajectory
The Banking Royal Commission and Background Screening
The Banking Royal Commission was established on 14th December 2017 by the Australian government pursuant to the Royal Commissions Act 1902 to inquire into and report on misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry. The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was presented on 1st February 2019. There were 76 recommendation for industry, calling for […]
Scott Staples – Navigating global minefields in background screening
Article published in HR Magazine Hong Kong
Easily verify candidate credentials and criminal history around the world
Meet Your Future Co-Workers Seminar 2018
September saw First Advantage APAC host three seminars in Australia, China and Singapore titled Meet Your Future Co-workers. EVP & Managing Director Erik Schmit had the opportunity as the key speaker to engage with clients to discuss emerging trends and technologies that have important implications on recruitment and background screening in the future. We also shared our latest […]
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Singapore’s National Registration Identification Card Number
1.0 Background Singapore’s National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) number is a piece of personal data that can identify citizens and permanent residents of Singapore. It is often used for transactions with the Singapore government and some commercial organizations. As the NRIC number is a permanent and irreplaceable identifier of an individual which can potentially be […]
GDPR in Australia
In an effort to update and modernize the principles set forth in existing data privacy law to guarantee privacy rights, the GDPR is Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation. It commenced on 25 May 2018 and it’s designed to improve the access and control people have over their personal data by focusing on: reinforcing individuals’ […]
First Advantage Global Operations Executive Named Global Advisory Council Chair For NAPBS
ATLANTA, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Advantage, the Symphony Technology Group Company providing background screening solutions for employers, today announced that Rhonda Fairweather has assumed the role of Chair, Global Advisory Council for NAPBS, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. The Council serves as the global voice of the background screening profession, providing the […]
Scrole Group Limited partners with First Advantage in Australia to provide screenings for international school employees
FADV News From Australia ASX RELEASE | Schrole Group Limited (ASX:SCL) Schrole Secures Global Opportunity Through Launch of Schrole Verify and Partnership With First Advantage Highlights Schrole has launched Schrole Verify, a new product that enables international schools and teachers to easily conduct employee background checks Schrole has signed a binding term sheet with First […]
First Advantage is proud to announce its NAPBS accreditation
FIRST ADVANTAGE ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION RALEIGH, N.C. and ATLANTA, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) and First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company, announced today that First Advantage has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will […]
Singapore Public Consultation relating to Privacy
SINGAPORE PUBLIC CONSULTATION RELATING TO PRIVACY The Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has issued a paper seeking the public’s views on approaches to managing personal data in the digital economy. The paper seeks views on: – an enhanced framework for the collection use and disclosure of personal data; and – mandatory data […]
First Advantage Earns a 2017 International Business Award for Company of the Year
First Advantage, The World’s Largest Background Screening Company, Was Named A Silver Stevie Winner In The Company Of The Year Category For “Business Or Professional Services” In The 2017 International Business Awards August 10, 2017 11:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Advantage, a leading global provider of background screening services and technology, announced that […]
First Advantage Earns a 2017 International Business Award for Company of the Year
First Advantage, the world’s largest background screening company, was named a Silver Stevie Winner in the Company of the Year category for “Business or Professional Services” in the 2017 International Business Awards ATLANTA – August 9, 2017 – First Advantage, a leading global provider of background screening services and technology, announced that it has received a […]
Data Privacy in the Philippines
In 2012, the Philippines government legislated the Data Privacy Act, Republic Act No. 10173. In September 2016, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Data Privacy Act became effective. These rules and regulations include the following components: Data Privacy Principles covering transparency, legitimate purpose, proportionality, collection, processing, retention and data sharing; Lawful processing of […]
First Advantage Honored As Bronze Stevie Award Winner In 2017 American Business Awards℠
ATLANTA – First Advantage, a portfolio holding of Symphony Technology Group and the world’s largest background screening firm, today announced it was named a winner of a bronze Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in the Business and Professional Services category for large companies. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in […]
Privacy Awareness Week – Asia Pacific
Each year the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) promotes Privacy Awareness Week. The APPA has Privacy regulators from 20 locations as members, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and the latest member, the Philippines National Privacy Commission. Privacy Awareness Week has been held every year since 2006 to promote and raise awareness for numerous privacy issues […]
World’s Leading Background Screening Company Names New CEO
ATLANTA – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of background screening solutions, today announced that it has selected Scott Staples as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Staples, who currently serves as president of the Americas and head of vertical markets at Mindtree, a digital transformation and IT services […]
First Advantage Recognized By Human Resources Leaders As The Best Background Screening Company In South Asia
Best performing company for two years in a row at the prestigious Human Resources Magazine HR Vendor of the Year Awards Judged by 54 top Human Resources Directors across Asia December 08, 2016 09:00 PM Eastern Standard Time SINGAPORE & KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia & HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)– First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company and the leading […]
First Advantage Voted By HRM Asia’s Readers As The Best Background Screening Provider
Wins 44% Of The Overall Vote, In The Prestigious HRM Asia Reader’s Choice Awards 2016, Judged By HR Professionals And Readers Of The HRM Asia Magazine SINGAPORE – 7 SEPTEMBER, 2016 – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company and the leading global provider of background screening has won the coveted title of the “Best Background […]
International Survey: One In Four Say They Have Exaggerated The Truth To Get Hired
Poll Indicates Consumers’ Widespread Approval Of Background Screening, Despite Some Willing To Stretch The Facts ATLANTA – August 4, 2015 – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of background screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced the results of an international consumer sentiment survey about background checks. According to the […]