Screening job candidates is a wasted effort if the process doesn’t reliably produce accurate results and ensure a level playing field for all applicants—worse, the employer could even get in trouble with the law. The right background screening company makes all the difference.
CredentialCheck helps employers from a variety of industries stay within legal compliance with fair and accurate employment screening services. Based on their extensive experience, they recommend taking the following steps to improve the effectiveness of background checks.
Communicate Clearly About the Process: Employers are required by law to notify job candidates and existing staff if a background check will be run on them. However, the most effective employers communicate clearly about what to expect. Typically, the more open and transparent the employer is about the process, the more favorably the subject perceives it. Even if the process is perfectly fair, the person will not see it that way if it is shrouded in mystery.
Regularly Audit the Process: Pre-employment background check processes are something that can be set once and forgotten. It’s crucial to frequently review the process to ensure it is being conducted correctly and within compliance with the latest laws and regulations. Furthermore, the process may need to evolve as the company grows.
Partner with a Reputable Screener: Accuracy should not be sacrificed for speed or cost savings. A reliable, experienced background screen company will deliver accuracy, efficiency, and affordability. When considering a screener partner, ask if they are accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), as this is the industry’s “gold standard.”
Call (888) 689-2000 to learn more about how CredentialCheck helps companies keep their screening practices fair, accurate, and in compliance with the law. Details about their pre-employment background check services can be found on their website. The company is headquartered in Troy, MI, and serves employers from coast to coast.