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What Affects the Cost of a Background Check?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Background checks are more common than ever, not only to employers, but also landlords, businesses seeking to verify customers, non-profits, lenders, law enforcement, and anyone who requires validation of personal safety. These screens offer valuable insights during important decisions including verification of identification, employment, and trustworthiness. With the growth of the market, the cost of a background check can vary depending on many factors. Read on to learn more.

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How to Establish a Background Screening Budget for your Business

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jun 23, 2017

When it comes to determining a budget for background screening, employers must look within. Employee turnover will be drastically different depending on the type of business, the typical ages of employees, the growth or downsizing of the business, if the business has been acquired or merged with another business and more. Even with all of those variables, there is a logical way to determine a background screening budget for your business. 

Budgeting for employee background screening can be achieved with the following considerations.

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5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Background Checks

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Oct 02, 2015

With negligent hiring claims on the rise, more organizations are considering background checks for both current and potential employees. Background checks should be a logical step during the hiring process, especially those who will be in contact with the elderly or children, but the cost may be considered a hindrance. It doesn't have to be.

Keep your company safe with these tips to reduce the cost of background checks.

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Why Background Checks save you Money

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Oct 09, 2014

One of the most important business decisions a company can make is to hire the right person for an open position.  Business owners and hiring managers must carefully evaluate a candidate’s experience, skills and education to help determine their qualifications.  An employment background check can help your company hire fully qualified employees while saving your company money in the long run.

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Cheap Background Checks? You get what you pay for.

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Sep 10, 2014

If you regularly need background checks, it’s important to find the right provider. Using the wrong service can be disastrous for your business, which is why you shouldn’t make a decision based on price alone. Here are some things you should keep in mind in order to ensure you choose the right company to fill your background screening needs.

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Deciphering a Background Check: What to Look For

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

A background check involves investigating a person's employment, criminal and financial history. Although most employers typically want to cut to the chase and see a job candidate's criminal and driving record, there are some practical limitations to these searches. 

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How to Save Time and Money when Requesting a Background Check

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.

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Topics: Types of Background Checks, Tenant Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, Cost of a Background Check

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Background Check)

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Oct 15, 2013

When will it be here? What will it look like? How much is it going to cost you? Wait a minute, is it even yours?

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Topics: Tenant Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, Cost of a Background Check, Hiring and Recruiting

Screen for the Position: HR Guide to Safe Hiring and Cost Management

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jul 18, 2013

In college, I was a Communications major with a focus in broadcast journalism. I recall something a professor said to me in one of my post production (editing) courses. In reference to the importance of having good material (footage) to use in the edit bay, he told me the best cameramen will always "Shoot for the edit".

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Topics: Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, Cost of a Background Check, Hiring and Recruiting