Background Screening Blog

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

Background Screening Compliance 101: FCRA Summary of Rights

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jul 26, 2021 9:05:09 AM
The background screening process is built with the candidates in mind. That includes the built-in and mandatory compliance steps that employers that use background reports and background screeners must follow.
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Topics: FCRA, Fair Credit Reporting Act

Consistency Builds Trust in the Background Screening Process

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jun 23, 2021 4:19:47 PM
They say consistency builds trust. When it comes to background checks, the information you verify and how it is evaluated might even help mitigate risk too. An inconsistent approach to background checks could result in poor hires and could even leave employers open to potential negligent hiring lawsuits. Just think, if you know what to screen, but the rest of your team doesn’t know what to look for when hiring. The way different hiring managers look at hiring criteria could result in casual yet costly mistakes. We are going to look at three practices that could potentially help build consistency into background screening.
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Topics: Report Scoring, Employment Background Checks, Background Check Packages

2021 Background Check Trends: The Latest Industry Developments

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 18, 2021 3:47:08 PM
As an HR leader you want to stay in touch with any industry developments. We get asked about how other employers screen all the time. That’s why Verified Credentials published the 2021 In-Depth Screening Guide: Trends Report. Our annual guide to all the latest trends in background screening based on our own exclusive 2020 data. Despite the past year’s challenges, the data shows stability in how companies use background checks to access candidate information. But there are some new developments. From criminal background checks to international searches. New data can offer unique insights for those who want to stay ahead of the curve. Here’s a look at some of the 2021 background check trends for HR professionals.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks

Help Protect Your Business with a Government Watch List Search

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 3, 2021 8:11:41 AM
A government watch list search can help you identify candidates that may be barred from doing business with or in the United States. Specifically, this type of screening could be used to protect companies from doing business with certain sanctioned or barred candidates. It could also help companies avoid potential legal issues.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Government Watch List

What the Pros Say: HR.com & Verified Credentials Publish Future of HR Function Report

Posted by Verified Credentials on Apr 22, 2021 11:48:05 AM
2020 sure sent some of us scrambling. But HR leaders adapted quickly to shifting workforce and business needs. Many have still not returned to the way work was before the pandemic. More and more, we hear that they may never return to work in the same way as years before. HR teams are moving forward with a renewed look at the roles they have. The HR Research Institute surveyed HR professionals about their current priorities and concerns and what they anticipate for the future. In partnership with Verified Credentials, HR.com published the survey findings in The Future of the HR Function 2021 report. The data collected highlighted trends in: Where HR fits within the organization High-use skills & skill gaps Critical functions for the future
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Topics: Employment Background Checks

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

National Criminal Database Search: Top Search of Potential Records Nationwide

Posted by Verified Credentials on Mar 26, 2021 1:51:12 PM
Big data’s homing signal is strong. Faster, more accurate background screening demands better sources of digital records. Growing criminal history information sources are wrapped up in electronic databases. Some may want to find a single source of data for criminal history background checks. And why wouldn’t they? The problem: there is no all-inclusive or government-mandated source of all criminal records in the United States. One potential solution is to layer criminal history searches: county, state and federal criminal searches. What’s another way to expand your criminal search?
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, National Criminal Database Search

The Rise of Rechecks: Screening Returning Workers & Current Employees

Posted by Verified Credentials on Feb 8, 2021 2:10:09 PM
You’ve screened them before, but do you need to get caught up on current history and records? Maybe you are welcoming back employees. Or you’re working through annual rechecks of specific roles. These scenarios may call for a recheck rather than a full pre-employment background check. If you are thinking about adding rescreening to your strategy, you certainly aren’t alone.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening