Good hires are the backbone of any organization. It is extremely important to recruit only those candidates, who not only have a clean background image, but also have the requisite educational qualifications. Perhaps the best way to ensure this is by conducting a thorough background screening of the candidates hired.
But generally speaking, companies have been found wanting when it comes to conducting background verification. Either they do not believe in the screening process, or they hire an inefficient background screening vendor, that does not care to be meticulous and follow due diligence in conducting background verification.
Considering the above scenario, it is imperative that you select your background screening vendor very carefully. If the vendor doesn’t follow due diligence and doesn’t comply with regulatory guidelines, you can end up in a legal trouble. And if they take too long a time to make sure they are doing it right, you might lose good candidates.
An ideal background screening vendor is one that strikes a fine balance between due diligence and fast turnaround time, between quality of service and the price they charge for those services.
But how do you go about deciding which background screening vendor is the right one for you? In this e-book, this is the question that we have tried to answer.
Based on our interactions with thousands of HR professionals and job seekers, we have compiled a list of 8 different areas a background screening vendor must be competent in to be qualified as an ideal screening vendor. When you go hunting for background screening agencies do look out for these qualities in them to be sure you are getting the best deal.
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cFIRST Think Tank is the team that researches and produces content for cFirst. This team comprises of seasoned content and digital design professionals and background screening industry veterans. Together we produce insightful blogs, infographics and reports meant for HR and background screening professionals.