Hiring a new employee is a big investment for a company. The hope is they’ll be with the organization for a long time and continuously deliver great work that positively impacts the business.
Unfortunately, bad hires happen. The best-case scenario is you quickly realize your mistake and the person moves on before they can do any real harm. The worst cases are they fail to do the job, lower workplace morale, or cause other serious problems for your company. Either way, you’ll have to resolve a difficult situation and go through all the effort of rehiring for the role.
You can lower the chances of making a bad hire by conducting background checks before you make employment offers to candidates. It will reveal any details the person may have hid or been dishonest about during the interview process so your company only invests in honorable people.
A standard background check uses a person’s name, birthday and social security number to collect a variety of information on them from public and private databases. A respected background check provider can access all relevant sources and generate an easy-to-understand report on the applicant for the employer to review.
In most cases, a pre-employment background check covers the following areas:
A pre-employment background check ensures the candidate is honest and doesn’t have an unscrupulous past. You can expand on a standard report by contacting their previous employers and personal references and possibly reviewing their public social media accounts. The more information you gather, the more confident you’ll be that you’re hiring the right person.
It’s obviously important to hire upstanding people but why else are pre-employment background checks important? Let’s explore all the advantages that due diligence on a candidate brings to a hiring company:
Partnering with a background check provider is the key to successfully and efficiently conducting pre-employment screenings. Not only is it difficult for employers to collect information from all the necessary sources but there are numerous federal and state laws that must be followed.
Checkr is background check provider that integrates with Recruiterbox. They adhere to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state regulations so hiring companies can be certain they’re completely compliant. Additionally, Checkr offers many other advantages such as:
Recruiterbox Super Admins have the option to enable a Checkr integration directly in the software. After you sign up for a Checkr account and complete the authorization process, a “background check” tab will be available on your candidate profiles. When you opt to perform a screening on an applicant, they’ll automatically receive an email asking them to consent to the check and provide the necessary information.
When the process is complete, you’ll be able to see what areas of the check the candidate did or did not clear within Recruiterbox. If you wish to see the complete report, a “view detailed report” link will navigate you to the Checkr app where you can learn everything you need to about the person’s background.
The Recruiterbox and Checkr integration makes this crucial step in the hiring process a seamless experience