The war for talent is as hot as it has ever been, and in this low unemployment state, every single step in the recruiting and hiring process counts. Ensuring a smooth hiring process, starts with attracting talented candidates and organizing HR logistics. Employment verification, background checks and other necessary aspects are just as important to growing the workforce and HR professionals should have everything lined up and ready to go for a successful recruiting process.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) background checks can appear to be faster and less expensive, but the quick and-easy approach may not serve even a small company’s best interests and could actually put your company at significant risk.
According to an article in Business News Daily, “The vast majority of these DIY websites specifically say they are not to be used as part of the employment screening process because the websites are not compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).” Non-compliance with FCRA guidelines when doing a background check for employment have resulted in multi-million dollar lawsuits against employers.
Frustrated with extra fees on every background check invoice? Tired of explaining to the executives why the budget for employee screening is constantly higher than planned? Are you discouraged with lack of communication and/or explanation from your current background check company regarding these fee discrepancies? We understand and want to help eliminate these pains for you!
Hiring quality employees is one of the toughest and most important challenges a manager faces. Good employees are critical to the success of the organization, while poor employees can be the downfall. The art of hiring is one that eludes many managers who do not have the skills and instincts to select the best employee. The process can leave hiring managers as nervous as the job seekers.