Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Apr 29, 2014
If you are a Human Resources professional getting close to making a hire, property owner looking to sign on reliable tenants, or in any industry that needs to vet applicants, having a fast, easy and affordable way to do a background check is vital.
Here are three tips that can help you save time and money when requesting a background check:
- Use an online consent and authorization form to streamline the process and reduce errors
- Have applicants provide personal information online themselves to cut down on steps and resources
- Consult with a screening professional to do the legwork and provide the right vetting process for your specific needs
Let’s start with number one.
Use an online consent and authorization form to streamline and automate the process
Finding the right person for your workplace or rental can be a long and tiring process. However, there are online tools to help automate the process of conducting checks on your prospect. Using these turnkey solutions allows you to greatly reduce the cost of screening applicants because there is less need for personal interaction, less overhead, and less human error potential in conducting the initial inquiry.
Encourage applicants to provide personal information online to save resources and time
Once you have an online tool available to you, offering it to your applicants directly will save you both a lot of time and effort. It is a simple as cutting out the middleman. Applicants like it too, because providing personal details for a background check can be uncomfortable. Instead of talking to a Human Resource professional or property manager, they can simply provide their biographical information through any computer or device connected to the Internet.
Consult with a screening professional to do the legwork and provide the right vetting process for your specific needs
There are different regulations in different industries, which make the screening needs of vetting companies unique. Your screening process should be tailored to it. For example, do you need a statewide or county-wide check? Are you drug screening? Does credit worthiness factor into your screening decision? If you have specific needs, then talking to a screening professional can help you meet them in the fastest, most efficient way.
Finding the right person matters
Whenever entering into a long-term commitment, it’s critical to find the right candidate. Whether you are in Human Resources, renting a property, or entering a business arrangement, having the right background check solution in place can save you time, money and heartache. Good luck in your search.