Background screening is essential to the success of your company. We know the topic is wide-ranging, so we have organized some basic tenets of a solid background screening policy in the form of basic Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind.
DO Be Broad
In many cases, is a good idea to make different types of background checks for a given candidate. In fact, this is a trend across all industries. One of the insights of the Background Screening Survey released earlier this year by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) is that background checks are becoming more robust and including more reports of non-criminal records.
DON’T Hesitate to Communicate
Be open and transparent with candidates about your background screening policy. Don’t hesitate to double-check or ask questions if some of your findings are unclear or raise concerns. You want to have all the necessary information to make a fair hiring decision that benefits both your company and potential new employees.
DO Have Written Policies
A set of written documents is the cornerstone of your background screening policy. Include in them all the relevant local and federal laws, and the steps to take to address different scenarios. This will ensure that all background checks are conducted following the same guidelines and standards.
DON’T Rely on Social Media Only
It may be tempting to take a look at the social media accounts of prospective employees and call it a day. Social media creates a false illusion of familiarity, so your conclusions, whether positive or negative, will most likely be inaccurate. The only way to conduct dependable background checks is by working with a dependable, professional background screening policy.
DO Use a professional Background Screening Company
The only way to get the most of a background check is by working with a professional background screening company. With their know-how and experience, you can rest easy knowing that you get information that is precise, relevant, and reliable. Above all, you will be making an informed hiring decision while staying compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
Resources to Learn More About Background Screening
These are some posts you may find interesting to learn more about the current trends in the background screening industry:
- 4 Benefits of Background Screening
- Key insights from PBSA’s 2020 Background Screening Survey
- Avoid these 3 basic mistakes in your background screening process
- What employers should consider before reopening
- How to keep remote members of your team engaged
- What employers can do to prepare for the post-coronavirus world
- How to onboard employees remotely
When it comes to recruiting and background screening, it’s important to get help from an expert. At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
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