Background Screening Blog

Cleaning Up HR Processes: How Report Adjudication Helps Sort Background Check Results Systemwide

Posted by Verified Credentials on Sep 25, 2019 8:20:00 AM
Reviewing background check results can sometimes feel overwhelming. Routing results to the right decision makers and knowing if someone objectively satisfies hiring criteria across hundreds and thousands of job candidates is no easy task. Enter the Marie Kondo-esque approach to evaluating background checks, known as Report Scoring or report auto-adjudication services. The “magic of tidying up” your screening processes can give your team a clear picture of evaluation criteria and neat and obvious paths forward to sort those job candidates into new hire categories.
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Topics: Report Scoring, Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Technology

The Perks of Integrating Background Checks with Your Applicant Tracking System

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Let’s take a quick count – how many individual login pages do you visit on a frequent basis at work? On top of your organization’s internal systems, you may have a wide range of platforms specific to your HR role including payroll applications, background check dashboards, employee benefits systems, and more. This can result in feeling of disjointed hiring, onboarding, and employee maintenance workflows – not to mention so many open browser windows. But many organizations have already figured out there are ways to simplify some of these with single sign-on solutions through integrations. One common way this is done is through integrating background checks with your ATS.
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Topics: ATS Integration, Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, 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

Speed and Timing Among Big Takeaways from National Study on Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jul 27, 2018 6:23:00 AM
  How are you measuring up to other employers when it comes to your background checks? A new report from HR.com, which was commissioned by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), may give you a glimpse inside 2018 trends. “How Human Resource Professionals View the Usage and Effectiveness of Background Screening Methods” highlights results from a survey of over 2,000 human resources professionals. The report goes to show that most employers conduct background checks in some way, shape, or form. The practice is generally accepted as universal, but what’s included and what’s the value?
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Topics: Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening

4 Simple Ways to Speed Up Turnaround Times & Get Better Results

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jul 5, 2018 4:00:33 PM
  I’m sure we all can agree that in this job market, speed and efficiency in hiring are EVERYTHING. There are a lot of tasks that need to be completed and a lot of ways for said tasks to draw out the entire process. We know one of the most frustrating things is when your candidate gets stuck in limbo while waiting for their background check to complete. But there are some really simple ways that you can help speed up the process and get better information at the same time. Capturing complete and accurate information from candidates up front can be the deciding factor on the quality of your background report and how fast you get those results. You might be surprised that with little effort, you can help your background check company deliver better information faster. And who doesn’t want to cut turnaround times and potentially find more criminal records?
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Topics: Efficiency, Employment Background Checks

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