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Maximize the Effectiveness of Background Verification Companies

Hanna Wilson, HR tech Outlook | Thursday, February 11, 2021

Integrating the background screening process with a company ATS not only eliminates double entries but also allows recruiters to select candidates for background screening.

Fremont, CA: Background verification firms have long been a security layer for corporations when it comes to hiring decisions. The importance of receiving personal history data to validate education and job experience, along with other related information of their criminal or employment history, has protected many organizations while being fiscally advantageous. When choosing the right background verification firm, risk and cost savings are not a small advantage. According to the Association of Accredited Fraud Examiners, many companies lose almost 5% of their annual profits on account of professional fraud alone.

This fact highlights the need for rigorous screening, but how can businesses optimize the efficacy of the background verification companies it uses?

Key Features Every Background Verification Company Should Provide

When it comes to performing background checks, key resources can be expected by businesses to ensure that the process is reliable, comprehensive and successful in promoting the company's recruiting efforts. Here are four features that the background verification companies can provide companies with in order to improve screening efficiency:

Prioritize the experience of the nominee

Candidate understanding is just as critical as matching a company's hiring requirements. If an applicant has good experience, it will help to set the stage for promising future work. One aspect that has the biggest effect is the overall experience of the applicant conducting a background check. It is important to build a positive candidate experience by making the process streamlined, straightforward and respectful of the applicant's time.

Integration of ATS

Applicant Monitoring Systems (ATS) are now a daily tool in many human resource departments today. Integrating the background screening process with a company ATS not only eliminates double entries but also allows recruiters to select candidates for background screening. This, in turn, helps track what has been completed in real-time as candidates progress through the interview and hiring process.

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