As we have seen in previous posts, background screening is a cornerstone of the success of your company. However, for your background screening policy to be successful, there are some important steps to take. One of those measures is documenting the background screening process.
Organization is Key
As in other aspects of business, being organized in your approach to your background screening process goes a long way toward ensuring success.
The first step to take when it comes to documenting your background check process is creating a document that outlines important information such as:
- How you are going to gather and store written permission for background screening
- Checklists of documents you will request from prospective employees
- Contact information of the background screening company you will be working with
- A plan of action for different possible scenarios
Documenting Fosters Fairness and Efficiency
The advantages of being diligent in documenting your background screening process are twofold. First, good documentation guarantees that the process is fair unfolds in exactly the same way for all candidates.
The other advantage of thorough documentation is increasing efficiency in your organization.
Keep in mind that documenting your background screening process is particularly important when there is only one person taking care of HR in a company. If for any reason the individual tasked with keeping tabs on the background checks is not available, then other members of the team can step in and take the process to completion adhering to all previously agreed guidelines.
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
- The basic do’s and don’ts 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
In recruiting and background screening, the help of an expert company is invaluable. At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
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