Choosing the right background check for your business

3Article by Tenant Screening Services, LLC

Most employers now conduct a criminal background check for employment. However, there are many companies providing criminal background checks and finding the right one can be confusing. Here are some tips that will help guide you to choose the right company.

There are 2 types of companies that provide background check services. One is a full service background check company. These companies will undertake all the investigation work for you. The other type of company will offer you an instant background check online. In this instance, you will have to enter details into an online database.

Full service background companies – They provide you with a comprehensive screening of a candidate. They will look into the candidate’s last employment, criminal, education and some personal details. Most of these companies abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which is the governing body for background checks. Therefore, using such companies will make you less open for potential lawsuits and fines. However, these checks can take up to 5 days and can cost up to $50 per report.

Companies that provide Instant background checks online – These companies will go through their online database and provide information that is available online. The background check will not be comprehensive, but it will take a few minutes and is far less costly than full service companies. However, some of these companies do not abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Which can open the company for future lawsuits and fines.

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