A Greener Background Check: Place Orders On-Line

Nick Fishman

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.

Nick Fishman
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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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