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First Advantage Executive to Help Shape Screening Best Practices on ASIS Guideline Committee

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ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of background screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that Kerstin Bagus, the company’s director of global regulatory compliance, has been named a member of ASIS International’s newly established Guideline Committee. In this role, Bagus will contribute her expertise to the development of new industry guidelines for preemployment screening of job applicants.

ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals, develops educational programs and materials that address crucial security interests. One such area is preemployment background screenings, used by employers to ensure they hire qualified, productive candidates who pose minimal risk to the company, its customers and employees.

In 2009, ASIS released its “Preemployment Background Screening Guide” to aid employers in understanding and implementing the fundamental concepts, methodologies and legal issues associated with the screening of job applicants. With the use of such screenings proliferating in more recent years, ASIS plans to develop additional guidelines surrounding their use with the development of its new “Preemployment Background Screening Supplement (PBSS) Guideline 2014.” To create this document, the organization sought the expertise of leaders from across the preemployment screening industry. Bagus, who holds Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) status in Canada, the EU and U.S., has knowledge in all aspects of background screening and managing global compliance. By sharing insight for aligning industry practices to conform with U.S. information privacy regulations, she will play an important role in the collaborative development of this document.

“Having served on the committee that created the original 2009 Preemployment Background Screening Guide, it is an honor to once again work with ASIS to develop this new supplement,” said Bagus. “With more employers recognizing the value in conducting preemployment screenings for their candidates, this document will be a timely source of vital information to help them maintain compliance as they screen their job applicants.”

About ASIS International
ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine – Security Management – ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

About First Advantage
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. More information about First Advantage can be accessed at

About Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its portfolio companies to deliver more value to clients to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best-in-class business performance. All STG portfolio companies are expected to grow through innovation. STG’s current portfolio consists of 12 global companies with combined revenue of approximately $2.5 billion and thousands of employees spread across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

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