The Secret to Improve Background Check Turnaround Times: Have Us Speak Directly to Candidates

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  Background checks are ubiquitous today. They also can create some big headaches for human resource (HR) departments. Candidates may not give them all the information they need, and there’s a lot of back-and-forth.  Then, finally, when they think they have all the information, the hiring company gives that information to a Consumer Reporting Agency Read more »

Background Checks: Best Practices for Communication and Customer Service

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  We have worked with many new clients who found themselves frustrated with their previous background check partner. We hear lots of feedback: the turnaround time was too slow, the information was inaccurate, or their prices were too high. But by far, the one we hear the most often is a lot simpler: they were Read more »

5 Hidden Ways to Improve Background Check Turnaround Time

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In our last article, we revealed four strategies to achieve faster pre-employment background checks. We weren’t surprised at all at the attention the article received. We know from speaking with frustrated employers in nearly every industry that turnaround time is always a top concern when it comes to background screening. You can’t afford to wait Read more »

Don’t Skip Reference Checks When Hiring

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You’ve completed pre-screening, one-on-one interviews with a candidate, and you feel confident they’d make a good hire. Do you really need to check their references, too? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Often dismissed as an unnecessary formality, professional reference checks are an excellent opportunity to gain an outside perspective on a candidate. They can Read more »

Struggling to Find a Background Screening Company with a Quick Turnaround?

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The inevitable has happened: one of your best employees has given their two-weeks’ notice to accept another job.   It happens (hopefully, not very often), and when it does, you need to quickly fire up your recruitment process and find a replacement. This can be highly stressful, to say the least. In the interest of not Read more »