Increasingly, businesses are completing background checks for hiring prospects. How to select a background check provider can become confusing and frustrating. Unfortunately, some learn the hard way, bigger is not always better. We want to help you determine what is best for you while providing exceptional customer support and accurate data.
Most will start their search for a background check provider by asking for referrals. Companies with a reputation for speed and accuracy are easily found by asking associates and those within your network. Nonetheless, there are a few more factors to consider.
Services: Background check companies do not all provide the same screening reports. Moreover, you are not always looking for the most comprehensive reporting. Find a company offering the services that meet your needs.
Locations: If you need national or international information, make sure the background check provider offers these services. Some only provide state and local data.
Interface: Does the service provide an online and paperless application and reporting system? Ensure the provider has the tools you need to organize and streamline the hiring process.
Pricing: Many businesses perceive all background check providers as similar. However, the key is determining the value of their service. The lowest price is not always the best choice.
NAPBS Membership & Accreditation: The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) provides education and develops best practices for the background investigation industry. Membership as well as Accreditation with this Association is a good indicator the provider is at the leading edge of standards and current legislation.
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