Summary: Conducting accurate employment background checks is important for hiring personnel. Before you request a background, ensure that the position qualifies for a check, consider the screening options, and if it is legal.
Conducting accurate employment background checks is important for hiring personnel as it ensures that the person hired matches the requirements of the company and is a safe addition to the team. However, the success of a background check will depend on some factors from accuracy, the cost to time. Here are a few tips to consider when conducting an employee background check.
Do you need a background check service – Understand the level of information that you require for each hire before you look into a background check package. Although some positions will require a candidate’s criminal, driving license history and educational record confirmation, others will only need an educational record confirmation and social media history. The latter can be done by a hiring person and will not require a background check service.
Options – There are full-service companies that offer all details on an applicant but this process will take some time and will also cost a lot more. However, this means that hiring personnel has all they need to make an informed decision. Other companies will give you access to their website and data base. In this case, hiring personnel will have to enter the information and sift through the search results. This process will be less costly and can be quicker as the management will have control over how fast this information is received.
Legal compliance – It is important that hiring personnel are aware of the rules they need to follow when hiring employees for their state and industry.
Written by Tenant Screening Services, LLC. Use their online employee background check to screen potential candidates at your firm.