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National Screening Bureau acquires PeopleMatter Group

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.

A Wichita firm that specializes in doing background checks of potential employees has acquired a smaller, local firm that focuses on talent management.

Officials from National Screening Bureau, 920 N. Tyler Road, declined to disclose financial terms of its acquisition of PeopleMatter Group, a 10-year-old firm that evaluates top-performing employees in a company to identify their common attributes and incorporate that information into the hiring process.

Todd Sutcliffe, president and CEO of the National Screening Bureau, or NATSB, said in a news release that the acquisition will add to his company’s service offerings.

“This acquisition expands our knowledge base with 60-plus years of … experience and enhances our already robust portfolio of products to now include (human resource) tools and talent management services,” he said.

“We are enthusiastic about the combination both firms will bring to help clients,” Anita Buchanan, a PeopleMatter partner, said in the release.

Troy Trussell, NATSB’s director of marketing, said the acquisition expands its staff size from 10 people to 13. He also said PeopleMatter brings about $2 million in business to the company.

The National Screening Bureau is a 10-year-old firm that provides pre-employment and professional development services to business, such as background checks and drug testing, Homeland Security employment eligibility verification and corporate training courses.

Reach Jerry Siebenmark at 316-268-6576 or jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @jsiebenmark.

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