Updated: Aug 9
Bill Jones is the Founder of Global Background Screening, LLC (GBS), a modern leader in the background check industry, based out of Johnson City, TN.
Bill's Vision of Criminal Background Checks
His vision to create a simple yet powerful platform to order a background check online securely and accurately has finally come to life. No, not the typical people search sites that simply scrape data from numerous unregulated and unorganized sources, like the company BeenVerified.
Don't get me wrong, these people search sites are a decent starting point, but no other company will provide a personal background check report and provide feedback as to what an employer would most likely see and not see.
After selling his 3rd background check company, Data Probe in 2005, Bill opened GBS early 2019 and has partnered and developed the most seamless and robust criminal background checks platform beyond that of top industry leaders Sterling and First Advantage , with the help of a growing tech advertising and web development company called CuriousCheck.
Global Background Screening's New Features
Global Background Screening is a fully insured and compliant consumer reporting agency (CRA) . GBS specializes in small to medium sized businesses.
With the new feature letting regular people, employers and tenants order a background check online, he aims to fully automate the process by going beyond 100% paperless and also going 100% email-less by integrating directly with the employer's online portals.
"One major issue background screening companies are dealing with in 2020 are delays with electronic consent forms going either to spam or being overlooked by the applicant. The strategic tech partnership with CuriousCheck provides the extra level of seamless experience for the applicant and most importantly for the employer.
GBS is easily able to create bank-secure seamless custom portals that either attach to an employer's website or create a landing page on our site. This process does not take more than 2-3 days, where as most there are no tech limitations, which is a major issue in these massive background check companies using out-dated systems." - Bill Jones
Top 3 Criminal Background Check Industry Leader Complaints
You can see the level of disappointment by simply reading reviews from the top Industry leaders. If you read the complaints, not only is technology limitations to blame, but also because they're so big they outsource their applicant support teams to countries like India and Philippines. We constantly receive small to medium sized businesses leaving these companies because they own the first page of Google, but do provide the same level of customer service, especially to the smaller clients with 1000 or less employees.
Read the from the top 3 background screening companies in 2020 below:
Sterling Background Checks - Trustpilot Reviews - 2.9/5
Life of Founder - Bill Jones
Bill Jones was born in Kingsport, TN (part of the Tri-Cities area of TN) and has always considered this part of the country his home due to his love of the mountains and the easy-going lifestyle - he wanted to make this area of East Tennessee home to the corporate offices of Global Background Screening.
Bill is a US Air Force Veteran and a retired private investigator. With an awesome and friendly crew running the everyday operations for global criminal background checks, drug screening, credit history and more...Bill is now able to pursue his passion of travel.
He travels the country in an RV – a cargo van that has been customized into a fully functional RV.
Since 2014, Bill has documented his travels and has gone to: States: Texas (TX), Florida (FL), California (CA), Minnesota (MN), Ohio (OH), Wisconsin (WI), Virginia (VI), Georgia (GA), New Jersey (NJ), Kentucky (KY), Utah, Vermont (VT), Tennessee, (TN), Nevada (NV), Washington (WA), Pennsylvania, (PA), Michigan (MI), North Carolina (NC)
Cities New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Austin, Jacksonville, Columbus, Charlotte, Seattle, Washington, Boston, El Paso, Las Vegas, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Knoxville
Bill Jones' Personal Blog
He details his travel experiences on his blog at www.wanderingwithbill.com.
Please visit this blog if you are at all curious about life on the road and more on the founder!!
Here's a little excerpt from his blog....
Living in a van means Freedom!
This is by far the answer I hear over and over when I ask van dwellers why they chose to live in a van.
I’ve been living in my van off and on for several years now. I don’t do it out of necessity as some do, I live and travel in my van to experience the real America. So yes, I agree with the majority of van dwellers, I do it for the freedom as well.
I don’t want to stay in hotels or motels or paid camp grounds or camping resorts, but to sleep in my van where and when I please.
I’m on my 3rd van since I retired and decided this was the way I wanted to travel and see North America. In the beginning, I wasn’t really sure as to what type of van I wanted or or needed for living in.
I chose a mini-van or as some refer to them; “soccer mom vans.”
I removed the seats and built in a bed and put all my camping gear inside and off I went. This lasted a year and I decided it was too small. I sold that van and purchased a RAM Promaster City. This is a small cargo van.
I had it converted into a mini RV so I could travel in more comfort than I had in the mini van. After a year of that, I decided it too was too small.
I wanted to be able to stand erect in it.
I had seen and talked with many other van dwellers by this time and it seemed the van of choice for converting to an RV was the RAM Promaster High Top.
I sold the Promaster City and bought a RAM Promaster High Top. I had learned a lot as to what I wanted in a van and did the conversion myself.
I now have a very comfortable van that I can stand erect in and move around quite freely.
I have running water, a very comfortable bed, a refrigerator, roof fan and enough room for all I’ll ever need for anything I want to carry with me as I travel...
Read more of Bill's travels at Wandering With Bill