NAPBS Offers 5 Tips for Employee Background Checks in 2013
November 28, 2012
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), of which we are accredited member, just released their tips for conducting employment background checks in 2013. We are particularly thrilled that see that being thorough and accurate is their number one suggestion. I’ve listed their top recommendations below and encourage human resource, talent management, loss prevention and risk management professionals to check out the complete release.
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and its members are committed to ensuring the highest degree of accuracy and professionalism when it comes to background checks. To that end, NAPBS offers the following best practices intended to benefit employers and job seekers who are planning for 2013:
1. Be Complete: Conduct a comprehensive background search to avoid negligent hiring. Relying on partial information or information that may be out of date can be as risky as not conducting a thorough background check at all.
2. Be Efficient: Time is a precious commodity especially for recruiters. Look for ways to utilize technology to help create efficiencies. Talk with your background screening provider about ways to improve your process to save you money and time.
3. Be Thorough: As an employer, you have certain responsibilities under the law. Make sure that all background screening practices meet federal and state regulations as well as industry requirements. Be mindful of the new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission criminal guidelines and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
4. Be Analytical: Consider job responsibilities when screening candidates. Go beyond basic background information and assess job relatedness and business necessity.
5. Be Consistent: Develop a method for a targeted level of screening for each open job position to align with business needs and job relatedness.
For those interested in learning more about how to find background screening companies that can help you achieve these benchmarks, feel free to register for our webinar, Background Screening Partner Selection: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.