If you’re shopping for a background check company for your company for the first time or to see what’s out there, be advised that there are a lot of companies and claims out there.
Some will claim “instant” results for a criminal check. Others will tell you that their check is “Nationwide”, or a national criminal record check. Some will offer to conduct your employee background check for a dollar or two. A reputable company will discuss your requirements and let you know honestly what to expect in the way of results and costs, as well as what your obligations are as an employer to your applicant.
You didn’t get where you are in business by believing everything you hear, so be sure you are going to get your money’s worth before deciding which background check company to use.
If your results are back to you instantly, you have probably received them from a company that utilizes a commercial database. The results may be for your applicant or it may be for someone with a similar name. It’s generally left up to the employer to determine the true identity. Most databases upload information from public data providers no more frequently than monthly. Some are more infrequent than that, which leads to more recent and current criminal activity being unreported.
If your cost is ultra cheap for each criminal search, will you truly be able to rely on the expertise of your provider to explain results when necessary.
Remember that each background check is different from another, and the cookie cutter approach to background checking may not be the best value for you.
Use care when selecting a background check company and be sure that you select a company that will partner with you to deliver an excellent value and a product you can trust.
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