You know that feeling when you’re watching a horror movie? That creeping feeling of anticipation, knowing that at any minute something will go wrong? If you think horror movies are scary, just imagine how a hiring horror story might feel for your company. Maybe a candidate’s criminal record wasn’t found in the screening process…or you didn’t send an adverse action notice to your applicant and now you have a lawsuit breathing down your neck. And you’re left wondering, how could this happen?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—an employment background check is only as effective as the background screening provider behind the results. Are you confident that your company is receiving the most accurate results? You rely on these results to ensure that you’re making informed hiring decisions and that the candidate you choose is the best fit for the position. Are you placing your trust in less-than-reliable background check results?
If you’re unsure about the quality of your employment background checks, we have two resources that will help you determine if you should start searching for a new screening partner.
Take our quiz to find out if it’s time to break up with your background screening provider:
Our article, HR’s Guide to Effective Evaluation of Background Screening Providers will provide you with the five key areas to evaluate a current or potential provider: