Background Screening Blog

A Better Candidate Experience: How Your Background Check Can Help You Earn All-Star Ratings from Job Seekers

Posted by Verified Credentials on Aug 9, 2019 4:04:52 PM
Today, the entire world is under review. People won’t step foot in a restaurant without first checking Yelp, they’ll only see movies certified “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, and they give their Uber drivers a score as soon as they step out of the car. It seems we’ve applied a five-star scale to every aspect of our lives, including career opportunities. In fact, nearly 3 out of 4 job seekers admit to sharing negative experiences with their social connections. Job hunters begin judging companies and forming opinions even before starting the application process. That means employers and HR professionals need to provide the best possible candidate experience if they hope to attract top talent, and when it comes to background checks that might mean: Leveraging technology to make a seamless user experience Preparing candidates for what lies ahead Staying connected with applicants (No ghosting here!)
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Candidate Experience

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 3 Tips to Streamline Your Hiring Process

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jan 23, 2019 11:27:42 AM
Work smarter, not harder. We’ve all heard the phrase and it’s certainly a great goal, but how do you actually do it? Well, if you’re an HR professional, working smarter means finding new ways to streamline your hiring activities, including pre-employment background checks. By automating portions of your screening process, you can: Save time Reduce errors and gaps of information Devote more energy to your other responsibilities 
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Topics: Report Scoring, Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service

5 Pre-Employment Screening Practices to Challenge in 2019

Posted by Verified Credentials on Dec 31, 2018 6:53:00 AM
As an HR professional, you’re tasked with making sure every new employee is the right fit for your company. You need to verify that candidates will meet your company’s standards, which is why you conduct background checks. You may even perform recurring checks periodically to confirm that the employee still aligns with your company’s standards. While searches and verifications in your background check packages may remain fairly constant, new ways to manage background check processes can lead to areas of improvement. When was the last time you reevaluated the quality of your pre-employment screening processes?
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Topics: Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Employment Verifications

7 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience, Including Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 24, 2018 12:58:30 PM
    The candidate experience starts with their first point of contact with your company. But why does candidate experience matter so much? According to a research report by Brandon Hall Group, companies that invest in a strong candidate experience improve their quality of hires by 70%. Every touchpoint that candidates have with your company matters. Let’s take a look at meaningful ways you can improve candidate experience:
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Candidate Experience

4 Ways Companies Supercharge Their Background Screening Process

Posted by Verified Credentials on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM
There are only so many hours in a workday. When you spend so much time managing and reviewing background checks, it can seem like it’s taking over your hiring process. But it doesn’t have to be that hard. We see a number of companies doing background screening a faster, more productive way. Take a look at what some companies are doing to get on the road to hire after a quick screening pit stop:
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Topics: ATS Integration, Report Scoring, Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service