Background Screening Blog

Estimated Delivery Dates for Background Checks Could Help Keep You Informed

Posted by Verified Credentials on Dec 8, 2021 4:04:11 PM
When planning for onboarding new team members, it could be important to set expectations and keep everyone on the same page. Verified Credentials developed a tool to help HR teams be more prepared than ever –estimated delivery dates. This new addition to Verified Credentials Employee® predicts a range of dates when a candidate’s background check is most likely to be complete. Let’s look at some of the top benefits of estimated delivery dates for background checks.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service

3 Trends that Could Impact 2022 HR Planning

Posted by Verified Credentials on Nov 18, 2021 12:25:59 PM
The new year is right around the corner. For many, that means 2022 HR planning is in full swing. HR professionals faced many unique challenges in 2021. You might expect some of those to continue as the calendar changes over. Luckily, that foresight gives you the chance to prepare. To help make 2022 HR planning a success, let’s look at three HR trends expected to continue. Planning now could help keep your organization ahead of the curve.
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Topics: ATS Integration, Report Scoring, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Background Check Scope, Administrative Reports

More Time to Find Talent: Considerations That Could Increase Background Screening Efficiency

Posted by Verified Credentials on Aug 24, 2021 2:36:34 PM
Several things have made talent recruitment and employee retention a priority for many companies. But other daily tasks still need to happen. Where do you find the time to get everything done? Many HR professionals feel like they’re being pulled in all directions. It might feel like you don’t have the hours needed to focus on recruitment. What if you could save time on routine HR tasks like background check review? It could be possible! With the right set of tools and tactics, you may free up capacity for more important activities. Let’s look at the challenges facing HR and potential ideas you may keep in mind as you work to increase efficiency in your background screening.
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Topics: ATS Integration, Report Scoring, Efficiency, Candidate Self-Service, Administrative Reports

3 Tips to Help Boost Quality of Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on Apr 2, 2021 10:49:13 AM
Trusting the information in your background checks means confidence in your hiring decisions. The right background screening company partner provides countless rigorous measures to get you that dependable information. But you can also make a big impact. What’s great is that employers like you can give quality a boost. Taking proactive steps could help boost the quality of your background checks. Even if you already trust your background checks, some steps can help speed up results too. Let’s discover what you can shift that might help you get even more quality and accuracy out of your background checks.
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Topics: ATS Integration, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Record Matching

7 Ways to Refresh Your Background Screening Strategy

Posted by Verified Credentials on Dec 16, 2020 3:43:47 PM
Not sure if your background screening strategy matches the way you do business? After a year of considerable changes, you may be evaluating your hiring process. Maybe you inherited a background screening program that feels outdated. Maybe your candidates expect a different experience than what they’re getting. And, of course, digital hiring creates more demand for streamlined workflows. Opportunity for more efficiency is nearly always possible!
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Topics: ATS Integration, Report Scoring, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Background Check Packages, Background Check Scope, Bulk Background Checks

See Ya, Sticky Notes: How to Make Your Background Check To-Do List Disappear

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM
How many reminders do you have set on your calendar, your phone, or the classic stand-by sticky note? We’re a Minnesota company, the place where Post-it notes were invented, so we have nothing against this helpful tracking method. But chances are that you’ve got more than a dozen reminders on your list. Before you see your workspace littered with colorful flags and reminders to keep your background checks on track, we have a couple decluttering solutions.
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Topics: Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Employment Verifications, Academic Verifications

Clearing the Top 3 Hurdles of Employment Verifications

Posted by Verified Credentials on Nov 18, 2019 12:20:19 PM
When you want to vet job candidates thoroughly, those get-to-know-you validations may come by way of an employment verification. It can give you a look into how that candidate is as an employee — confirming that they may be a good fit, or not, for your organization. On-the-job insights can be a loaded with value, but you may experience hurdles on the way to find out if that candidate is experienced, qualified, and a cultural fit for your team.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Employment Verifications

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