Outsourcing your employee screening and background checks reduces the time and expense involved in checking personal, academic and professional histories yourself. It can also lessen your legal liability.
There are a multitude of laws that govern hiring discrimination, and these can vary from state to state. Qualified professional screening firms will be knowledgeable of these laws. For example, conducting some background checks may reveal an applicant's date of birth...a piece of information that can not be considered during the pre-hire process, and which is omitted by screening firms to protect you.
Many firms offer standard packages and volume discounts, a wide variety of report options, as well as customized packages to fit your needs. Two national firms that provide comprehensive reporting capabilities at reasonable prices are:
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Features and qualifications to consider when researching a firm include:
- Fast turnaround time
- A professionally trained staff
- A thorough knowledge of your state and federal laws
- Compliance with federal and state regulations
- High standards of professional conduct, integrity and confidentiality