Supplier Diversity Certification: Helpful or Moot?

Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP
August 25 2016

Certifications like MBE, WBE, SBE, and others create clear classifications for companies looking to expand their supplier chain into new markets. The organizations who grant the supplier diversity certification create communities for the diversified suppliers to network, communicate, and work together.

Are supplier diversity certifications actually helpful, or are they just a trend that’s almost over?

Including pre-employment and post-hire background screenings and drug tests in your fleet management process can reduce these risks. But who wants yet another piece of software to log in and out of during the course of all this management? That’s where the convenience of software integration meets the comprehensiveness of utilizing third parties.

Professional third party background screeners like InfoMart easily integrate with many fleet management systems. This integration allows us to conduct and manage the status of your drivers, and deliver updates and results directly to the software you use to manage all of your fleet details.

Plus, professional background screeners must comply with FCRA requirements to safely retain records, so they always have a protected back-up for you should anything happen to your data or your processes come under scrutiny.

Technologically advanced screeners can even track your drivers at intervals and remind you when it’s time to review employees’ motor vehicle records (MVRs). With the click of a button, an entire employee driver pool is submitted and fresh MVRs are conducted, providing you with the MVR re-certification documentation you need to streamline the monitoring of your whole fleet.

Screeners with broad supplier relationships also help improve the safety of your fleet without adding to your to-do list by managing every portion your drug screening processes nationwide. They conduct DOT-compliant drug tests for pre-employment, post-accident, random re-screens, and more.


The InfoMart Experience

Whether interstate trucking or local delivery fleets, InfoMart understands the needs of the transportation industry as our experience with transportation companies dates back to the inception of the company. Our background check and drug testing programs, designed in accordance with DOT, FAA, and FMCSA regulations, provide a sense of security for human resources, safety, and compliance departments.

From MVRs to CDLIS searches, Professional License Verifications to DOT Drug Testing, InfoMart provides service that moves at the speed of your business. The ease of our system makes it possible for you to spend minimal time managing your driver requirements so you can focus on managing your fleet as a whole.

About Tammy Cohen

Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record.

About InfoMart

InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.

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