How to Find the Right Background Screening Vendor: 10 Questions to Ask

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So you’ve determined that you should be conducting background checks, but getting started can be a daunting process.

An Internet search for screening vendors can turn up dozens upon dozens of possible providers – how do you pick just one?

Your most important goal is to engage a vendor that meets your organization’s specific needs.

Here are some things to consider and questions to ask of potential vendors.

6 Questions to Ask When Building a Background Check Policy

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Many employers struggle with determining if they’re at a stage where they really need to have a formal policy around employment background checks.

The reality is that most employers, regardless of size or industry, should likely have some sort of policy in place.

That’s because, no matter what type of employer you are, background checks should be conducted lawfully, and consistently – and screening policies go a long way in helping ensure that this happens.

So what are some questions you’ll want to answer as you create and implement a screening policy?

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How Long Does an Employee Background Check Take?

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If there’s one question that can make an expert in employment background checks squirm a little, it’s likely this one: How long will the background check take?

That’s because the answer is, like many things related to background checks such as cost and scope: it depends.

The reason for such a wide variation in the timeline of the check is that there is a wide variation in the specific elements that make up the background check.

Who Benefits from Background Checks? It May Be More than Just the Employer

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Job candidates are mistaken to think that the background checks that potential employers are running on them are solely for the benefit of the organizations.

As a recruiter responsible for communicating the screening process to these candidates, it may be difficult to dissuade them of that belief.

But what about other stakeholders involved in the process – how might background checks benefit them?

New eBook: Background Checks for Dummies

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Savvy HR professionals know that using an industry-recognized background checking company to help verify that your job candidate is telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about his or her credentials is a key component to fostering a safe and more productive workplace. But what actually goes on during the background […]