- Installing the extension
- Using the extension
The Checkr Chrome extension allows you to add access to the Checkr Dashboard directly from any web page. Once enabled, right click any name or email address on any site to issue an invitation to that candidate for a Checkr background check. You may also click the extension to quickly and easily check on the progress of your candidates through the Checkr background check process.
Use the Checkr Chrome extension to:
- Invite candidates to background checks
- Search for Checkr candidates and reports on your account
- Review background check progress and reports
- View recent Checkr account activity
- Add a banner to any page which lists your candidate’s name or email address
The Checkr Chrome extension requires a pre-existing Checkr account, and Chrome version 87.0.0 or higher. Enabling this extension will grant you the same user permissions you have within your Checkr Dashboard account.
Installing the extension
The Checkr Chrome extension is available from the Chrome Web Store. To install the extension:
- Go to the Chrome Web Store, search for "Checkr", and install the extension.
- Once installed, select Window > Extensions from the Chrome menu bar.
- Locate the Checkr extension, and click the toggle bar to enable it.
You might need to refresh any open tabs where you intend to use the extension.
Using the extension
Log into Checkr
Once installed, use the Checkr toolbar icon to launch the extension. Click the icon to open the extension’s sidebar window. Click Log In to open a new tab with the Checkr Dashboard, where you will be prompted to log into your account.
Use your Checkr Dashboard credentials to log in when prompted. Once logged in, you’ll be redirected back to the original extension page.
Click the extension’s icon in the toolbar to show/hide the extension window on the page.
Order background checks
To order background checks using the extension, select an email address on any browser page, and right-click to open the menu. Select Checkr > Order a Background Check.
A window will open with the selected email pre-populated. You may also enter email addresses to issue invitations for additional candidates.
You will be prompted to select the same information you would select from within the Checkr Dashboard, including a Package and a Geo for the background check.
Certify that the request is valid, and click Invite Candidates to issue the Checkr invitation.
Or, simply click the Invite Candidate icon in the extension window to issue invitations.
Note: Ordering background checks through the Checkr Chrome extension is similar to ordering them through the Checkr Dashboard, and is therefore not available to customers using a Checkr Partner Integration. Background checks ordered through the Dashboard will not appear within a Checkr Partner Integration. Therefore neither the Order background check option from the right-mouse menu, nor the Invite a Candidate icon in the browser extension window will appear for those customers.
Search for your Checkr candidates
Once logged in, enter an existing candidate’s name, email, phone number, or ID in the search box to search for that candidate.
You may also use the right-click menu (used to order a background check) to select a name, email address, phone number, or candidate ID on the page, and search for that candidate within your Checkr Account.
View candidate progress and report results
Click on a candidate on the candidate list to see the candidate’s reports. Click View in dashboard to see more details about the candidate or a report.
View recent activity in your Checkr account
Within the extension window, the Activity tab shows recent activity on your account. Users with Admin access in the Checkr Dashboard will also see an Activity tab within the extension window. This tab lists recent activity within your Checkr account.
Activities listed include invitations created and expired, verifications created, and reports created or completed.
Enable the extension’s banner
Enable this feature to add a banner across all web pages which include an email matching a candidate email in your Checkr account.
Click the banner to open a new tab with the candidate or their report’s page in the Checkr Dashboard.
To enable the banner:
- Right click the Checkr Chrome extension icon in the toolbar, and select Manage Extensions.
- In the Extensions page that opens, click Extension Options.
- On the Settings page, check Enable candidate status banner.
- Enter the domain names of sites where this feature will be enabled.