The background check process
Conducting background checks is a complex process, but we can simplify it to a few steps.
First, the candidate submits personal information and signs a disclosure, consent and authorization form electronically. Checkr hosts these forms if you request reports with our Dashboard. After the candidate authorizes their background check, the report typically requires a few business days to be processed.
Checkr screens both private and public databases to search for records that match the full name, date of birth, and sometimes address history of the applicant. This process is not as instantaneous as one may think, and often requires a manual search of public government records.
After the screenings finish, the report is completed and will be found in the Candidates section of the Dashboard. Your final task will be to determine the applicant’s eligibility based on their completed report.
How do background checks help?
Background checks benefit both the consumer (the subject of the background report) and end user (an employer or contractee) in a variety of legal and practical ways.
- Contract positions entail a level of risk between the customer and contractor. By requiring your sub contractors to undergo a background check before interfacing with the public, you can establish a community of trust and transparency.
- Employers maintain the quality of their workforce. The background check process encourages honesty and communication with the employer, while employees maintain peace of mind amongst their colleagues.
- Mitigate negligent hiring and wrongful termination lawsuits. The cost of employee litigation can cripple company capital and resources, and conducting a formal process to screen your employees will help you navigate legal requirements.