We usually think of the big three credit reporting agencies when running pre employment screening, primarily because that is where we will find major defaults like foreclosures and public judgments. While these reports will give us a good insight into an applicant’s spending/ lifestyle habits, there are often other underlying issues that might not be made apparent in such a report.
What you might not know is that there are several other consumer-reporting agencies that can be used to conduct other kinds of background checks. These other agencies are actually fairly diverse in the information the collect. Because of that wide range, you (as a hiring manager or owner) you have a better understanding of the applicant as a whole, not just what incidents appear on a credit report.
For example, you can do a pre employment screening that revolves around their check writing habits. Even though it is not as commonplace as what it might have once been, some people will still write checks, especially if they are floating their own personal loan.
A bad check will not show up on one of the big three’s reports unless it goes past the point of collections. A check verification system will show if the checks are being written in the first place.
You can also find employment verification services too. These are certified agencies that track employment dates and sometimes the reason why an employee was terminated- particularly useful for employee theft cases that were not prosecuted.
The list of alternative reports goes on to include many different areas that, as an employer, is worth looking into during the background checks.
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