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How Do I Speed Up the Process of a Background Check?

Improving Background Checks

Background checks in Western New York take time, especially when you’re looking for several different types of information. The information a background check reveals can be essential, yet waiting for one can seem to slow down the hiring process – and risk that your top candidate will be hired by another company.

Background checks don’t have to impede your hiring schedule, however. Here are three ways to help speed up the process. These steps can also ensure you’re receiving more accurate information – a win-win for everyone involved.

Ask for necessary background check information at the start of the hiring process, and provide rights information at the same time. 

By asking for necessary information up front, you ensure you can run a background check the moment your team decides to move an applicant into the hiring process.

At the same time, provide the required information about an applicant’s rights when it comes to the screening process. When you provide rights information, you help applicants understand why you are collecting screening information. When applicants have necessary information, they are less likely to raise objections or concerns later on due to misunderstandings.

Have an adverse action plan.

Everyone who undergoes a background check has certain rights if the information revealed becomes the basis of an adverse action, like a decision not to hire. Companies that have a game plan in case an applicant objects can more easily handle the situation while also focusing on hiring and onboarding their top candidate.

Understand the adverse action process and assign informed team members to handle the situation if it occurs. Doing so frees up the rest of your team to focus on their core tasks.

Use electronic tools to streamline the process.  

Electronic signatures, e-mail, and similar tools help streamline the process of obtaining background checks. Work with a provider who uses top-quality digital tools to improve the quality of background check results. Companies that avail themselves of digital tools also gain access to the data and insights the digital world provides.

At Metrodata Services, we specialize in helping our clients perform thorough and accurate background checks, so that you can focus on hiring the right people for your team. Contact us today to learn more.

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