Is Your Background Screening Company a Fraud or the Real Deal?

Nick Fishman

Background screening companies exist to help employers find reliable and trustworthy employees. Do you know what qualities you should evaluate when seeking a provider? Our experts discuss the fundamental requirements that should be on your checklist-whether you’re seeking a provider for the first time or re-evaluating your screening program. Jason, Nick and Kevin discuss several topics, including the notion of an “apples to apples” comparison, the importance of accreditation and how to separate marketing claims from the real deal.

While every company’s needs vary when it comes to background checks, our panelists present a few questions to take into consideration:

  • How long has it been since your background screening program was reviewed?
  • Do your criminal background check results have a high or low hit ratio?
  • Do you receive good data from your background checks?
  • Are you receiving accurate and quality results?
  • Can your background screening provider explain your results?

Aside from the fundamental checklist you should have when searching for a background screening company, this Quick Takes video goes a step further to discuss how you can separate the real deal from the fake. For example, how can you separate one RFP from another? The question is not whether a company has the services you require, because many companies offer criminal background checks or employment verifications, but rather, will they ultimately meet your company’s expectations? When it comes to an “apples to apples” comparison, our panelists discuss the importance of reviewing a provider’s results rather than focusing solely on the price tag. Watch the video here.

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Quick Takes is a video series blending together bits of experience and expertise from EmployeeScreenIQ’s background screening experts. With a newsroom feel, discussions surround the latest issues in the background screening industry. All of the videos were filmed unscripted-giving you the opportunity to hear genuine responses from the professionals. Topics range from social media background checks to conducting a thorough criminal records search. We’re releasing a new video every month, so stay tuned.








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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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