Do a Google search for background checks and you’re likely to come up with multiple pages of service ads. It can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start. But there are some key things you should look out for when choosing a background service to work with. Below we’ve listed some things to keep in mind when making this important decision.
Does the service understand and comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act?
The Fair Crediting Act protects consumer rights by ensuring that any information an agency gathers is fair and accurate. The law protects consumers from misinformation being used against them. This is going to be really important for your business because it guarantees the information the agency gives you is accurate.
Does it have the ability to find all the information your business needs to make decisions?
Determine what information is important for your company to know and make sure the agency is able to provide for those needs. For instance, if you’re hiring someone to work with children, it’s important that you gather a criminal history. Can the agency you choose to provide that?
Are the costs reasonable?
Do some research on market values in your area to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Compare prices with competitors and considers what kinds of reports you’re getting for that price.
How long does it take to get results?
It may be worth it to pay a little more for a quicker turn around time if that’s going to help your company in the long run. On the other hand, you may be able to wait and it may be more important for your business to save on costs.
Does it provide clear, easy to read reports?
If you’re handed a long confusing printout that you have to spend hours making sense of, it’s probably not a very good use of your time. Instead, consider how the report is formatted and how the information is ordered.
Does the company provide you with the necessary authorization forms?
This is something you probably don’t want to have to worry about handling yourself. Indeed, if they provide all the legal authorizations, you’ll feel much more comfortable that everything is being done correctly.
Is the company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners?
This is a great way to know that you’re working with an agency that complies with industry standards and professional requirements.
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Now that you know exactly how to find a background check provider that meets all your needs, contact us at TruDiligence to discuss how we can help.