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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 framework for promoting global standards and ethical business practices through legal compliance and education.

Fairweather is uniquely qualified for this position. She is the Vice President, Operations of First Advantage Canada with responsibility for EMEA, Canada and Latin America. With more than 14 years of experience in the global background screening industry, she has shared her expertise as a conference speaker at HRPAO and consultant on articles for SHRM and Canadian HR Reporter. In addition to her responsibilities as Global Advisory Council chair, she is currently chair for the Canadian chapter of NAPBS and also chairs its Education committee. Traveling between First Advantage’s Toronto and U.K. offices, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and is a member of HRPA Ontario.

Scott Staples, CEO of First Advantage, said, “Rhonda is responsible for leading all aspects of the Canadian, Latin American and EMEA operations of First Advantage. We’re confident her commitment to advance the standards and best practices of the global screening industry will be invaluable to NAPBS.”

Fairweather added, “Background screening plays a pivotal role in protecting consumers, promoting safe workplaces and helping employers make informed workforce decisions. As more organizations operate as multinationals, global background screening has escalated in importance. The NAPBS Global Advisory Council is a forum to formulate and propel important strategic initiatives that will help the screening industry worldwide.”

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, Asia and the Middle East. More information about First Advantage can be accessed at

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