Continuous Check is a subscription service that runs every 30 days, and looks for changes in a candidate’s data. If it notices a change within the previous year, the Continuous Check service will automatically kick off follow-up searches in the appropriate jurisdictions in order to generate a new background check report.
Continuous Check is not a replacement for a full background check. Its purpose is to supplement your overall trust and safety program by surfacing recent reportable information throughout engagement with your candidates.
Use Continuous Check to:
- Increase your candidate pool by allowing you to implement fair chance hiring with minimized risk.
- Listen to a candidate’s data over time, looking for and identifying changes in their status.
- Obtain pointers to trigger specific reports when events are found in a candidate’s background.
- Differentiate your products and services by setting new standards of safety.
IMPORTANT: Candidates must provide proper consent for enrollment in Continuous Check. Specifically, candidates must authorize you to run background checks throughout their engagement. It is your responsibility to both gather consent and maintain procedures to ensure your candidates are unsubscribed if the engagement relationship ends. Please work with your legal counsel to ensure that you have proper consent and procedures in place for Continuous Check.
Continuous Check data sources
Checkr monitors three types of data sources for Continuous Check:
- Checkr Real-Time Data: Over 22M county criminal searches are executed by Checkr every year. Continuous Check subscribers benefit from this data source by “listening” for hits from any search done by Checkr for a subscribed candidate across the entire platform.
- Online criminal databases: Checkr monitors National Criminal databases, Electronic County databases, the Global Watchlist database, and the Sex Offender Registry for subscribed candidates. Hits from these databases are used as pointers to identify which County Criminal Records to search for more complete records. When found, information from the County Criminal Records are included in the report returned for the Continuous Check subscription.
- Arrest Record Feed: Hits from a real-time arrest record feed act as source of pointers for which counties to search.
Once a hit is generated, Continuous Check will automatically launch a more complete search into the relevant counties or databases. This information will be returned to you as a standard screening report.
Checkr Real-Time Data
Companies subscribing to Continuous Check benefit from Checkr’s growing database of candidate information. Once a company subscribes a candidate to Continuous Check, any background search conducted on that candidate by Checkr for any company will trigger a hit for the Continuous Check subscription.
In keeping with Checkr’s support of fair chance hiring, only records found within the one year lookback period are reported with Continuous Check.
Online database sources
Checkr also monitors several online databases. These sources are checked once every 30 days to look for changes to a candidate’s status within the previous year:
- National Criminal Database: All new charges found in a National Criminal Database Search within one year of the Continuous Check are validated with a targeted County Criminal Database search.
- Global Watchlist Data: Matches a pre-employment Global Watchlist Search.
- Sex Offender Registry: Matches a pre-employment Sex Offender Registry Search.
- Electronic County Databases: Designed as an instant county check, Checkr searches any available electronic county records for the candidate’s current residence location. (This search is run without passthrough fees.)
Checkr’s Continuous Check integration with prisons and holding cells allow us to receive real-time notification of any new arrest records. 30 days after an arrest record is received, Checkr will conduct a County Criminal Search. If no record is found, Checkr will repeat the search in 60 days. (This allows sufficient time for the arrest record to fully mature into a county court record.)
Checkr reports only on convictions and pending cases. Checkr will not report on arrests which do not result in a conviction or pending case.