This article will help you:
- Understand how to use programs to manage screening requirements by job application.
- Use geos to link locations to programs to more easily manage workflows.
- Understand the differences between programs and geos.
This article is for the following user roles: admin
What are programs?
Programs let you manage groups of similar candidates. With programs, it’s easy to configure and update the screening packages required for certain clients, sites, or job requisitions. This process saves time and makes it simple to know all the screenings being conducted for any client or site.
Create programs for each role type that requires different screening packages.
For example, use different screening packages for different job roles in your organization. A senior-level member of your finance team might need different screenings from an entry-level member of your operations team.
To learn more about programs, watch our 2-minute Checkr Check-In video:
Assign specific screening packages to each program:
- A program for delivery driver roles would likely include criminal screenings and a motor vehicle record (MVR) screening.
- A program for back-office management roles wouldn't include an MVR screening but might include education and employment verifications.
- If you're a staffing agency, each of your clients might have different requirements for which screenings to run. So you could set up a few packages for different roles at different organizations.
Checkr's client support team will help you set up your programs. After your programs are set up, your requesters can select a certain program and then access only the packages for those programs. This process reduces errors during the ordering process.
Staffing and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms generally find programs helpful because they can create a program for each client they work with. These firms can easily manage packages by client and set automated adjudication criteria for them.
How do I create a program?
To set up programs or change the packages that a program includes, contact Checkr Customer Support. Checkr employees must build and manage programs.
Adding geos to programs
You can modify the geos (work locations) for a given program yourself. Pairing locations and programs has two benefits:
- More specific segments for candidates:
- You could segment finance positions (program) in your Los Angeles office (location), which might have different requirements for packages and compliance.
- An on-demand transportation network company (TNC) can create programs for drivers vs. FTEs and then segment those by each location where it does business.
- A staffing agency can create a segment for positions hired for SampleCo (program) in Atlanta (location), and a different segment for positions hired for GeneriCorp (program) in Jacksonville (location).
- A BPO firm could create a segment for each client it supports (program) by call center site (location).
- Better user management: By combining geos and programs, you have deeper control over user permissions. For example, you might want a recruiter (who might have a requester role in Checkr) to initiate background checks and manage candidates in only a certain role and location.
For more information about adding geos to programs, refer to Edit programs in the Checkr Dashboard User Guide.
What's the difference between programs and geos?
Use the chart below to reference the differences between programs and geos as business tools.
Reminder: What do geos do?
- Segment candidates by their work location.
- Assign your Checkr users to see candidates & receive email notifications in a specific location.
Reminder: What do programs do?
- Segment candidates by their position type or group (by department, by client).
- Group your screening packages to make them easy to manage.
|Simplifies the background check process & reduces errors||✓||✓|
|Show up on invoices||✓||✓|
|Can be filtered in analytics||✓||✓|
|Available through the Checkr API||✓||✓|
|Must be set up by Checkr initially||✓|
|Limit Checkr users to access only certain candidates||✓|
|Limit Checkr users to receive only certain email notifications||✓|
|Configure Positive Adjudication for each program||✓|