A Greener Background Check: Place Orders On-Line
December 10, 2007
A couple weeks ago we committed ourselves to identifying some methods for performing background checks in a more environmentally friendly way. Tip number one is for those that order background checks by fax to switch to electronic requests.
Think of all the paper that is generated for faxed requests. A piece of paper is used to request the search and a new one is used at the receiving end of the fax. Plus, if you attach a cover sheet you’ve used even more paper: twice. All that paper piles up over time.
The nice thing about this tip is that it goes hand-in-hand with speeding up the process. If the order is faxed, your screening provider must enter the order into their system. This takes time. If an order is placed on-line, most likely (depending on provider), the work is assigned in an automated fashion. This also saves the hassle of “Didn’t you get that fax? I sent it three days ago.”
Saving trees and saving time. Sounds good to me.