This is a guest post from our friends at GoodHire.
For many HR professionals, just getting a background check completed is enough. But the actual best practices around getting them are usually at the bottom of a professional’s priorities.
Ignoring best practices though, is an increasingly risky proposition. For one, it opens your company to legal risks, as violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act have become a trigger for lawsuits. Furthermore, background checks are often the last step in the hiring process, taking place just before onboarding starts. The last thing any employer wants is for mistakes in the background check process to delay a new hire or jeopardize the relationship in its early stages.
To stay safe, keep these best practices in mind as you implement or update an employment-screening policy in your company. more