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About Us

At Human Assets South, our mission is to assist employers in selecting the right employee the first time. Often a company's commitment to supplier diversity leads them in search of providers that meet certain criteria.


Human Assets South is Georgia-based company and a member of National Association of Professional Background Screeners (Founding Member), Concerned CRA's, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and


Our Associates

We are very proud of our professional, highly trained and motivated associates. With a wealth of experience and expertise, they are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service in the industry.


Our researchers specialize in assigned business sectors in order to provide targeted information that our clients look for. Some sectors we serve include construction, real estate, property management, high tech, healthcare, security services, financial institutions, service companies, transportation, government contractors, manufacturing and food service.

Important Background Screening Statistics:


  • One in 31 adults in America are in prison or jail, or on probation or parole. Twenty-five years ago, the rate was 1 in 77.

  • Overall, two-thirds of offenders are in the community, not behind bars. 1 in 45 adults is on probation or parole and 1 in 100 is in prison or jail. The proportion of offenders behind bars versus in the community has changed very little over the past 25 years, despite the addition of 1.1 million prison beds.

  • Correctional control rates are highly concentrated by race and geography: 1 in 11 black adults (9.2 percent) versus 1 in 27 Hispanic adults (3.7 percent) and 1 in 45 white adults (2.2 percent); 1 in 18 men (5.5 percent) versus 1 in 89 women (1.1 percent). The rates can be extremely high in certain neighborhoods. In one block-group of Detroit’s East Side, for example, 1 in 7 adult men (14.3 percent) is under correctional control.

  • Georgia, where 1 in 13 adults is behind bars or under community supervision, leads the top five states that also include Idaho, Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio and the District of Columbia.

(Source: The Pew Center on the States)


John A. McCallum
Chief Executive Officer

John McCallum is CEO and responsible for managing the financial strategy and operations of the business.  As CEO, client satisfaction is his first priority and the foundation of the culture for the company.


Mr. McCallum assumed the role of CEO after the passing of his father, Jerry McCallum, in June 2014.  Jerry had successfully run the business for over two decades. In addition to his CEO role, John is the Managing Partner and Founder of a private investment partnership that makes majority and minority investments in middle market operating companies.


Previously, McCallum worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Investment Management Division.  His primary focus was providing strategic asset allocation advice and business financing solutions to middle market business owners.  


Over the years, McCallum has served as the CEO of several ventures in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  McCallum also served as a Legislative Aide to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Newt Gingrich, in Washington, DC. During his time in Washington, he focused on budget, banking and tax issues.  


McCallum completed his graduate degree at Harvard University obtaining a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. While obtaining his undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee, he was twice selected as an NCAA All-America football player.


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