3 Best Practices for Background Screening

3 Best Practices for Background Screening

Background screening is essential for every business.

Background screening is essential for every business. It gives you a peek into an applicant’s history so that you can better decide whether they are the right person for the job or not. Think about how your business handles background screening. If you’re not doing these 3 things, you may want to re-think your policy!

Allow Applicants to Dispute Reported Information

Per FCRA guidelines, applicants have the right to dispute any information on a background screening report that they believe to be false. If you come across information on a report that causes you concern, discuss it with your applicant. Allow them to explain why that information is there. Unfortunately, errors in background screenings are not unheard of.

Dispose of Reports in a Safe and Secure Manner

Because you obtained the applicant’s written permission to perform a background screening, you are the only one who is legally allowed to view the information that was presented in the screening report. When you are finished with each background report, be sure to dispose of them in a manner that keeps the applicant’s information safe and secure. If it is a paper copy, put it through a shredder. Disposal of electronic reports varies by the device you are using, so consult your IT expert on how to make sure the information will no longer be accessible.

Partner with A Qualified, FCRA-Compliant Screening Company

The absolute best way to ensure that you are getting the most reliable, correct, and up-to-date information on an applicant is to go through a background screening company. AIR Pre-Employment Services is here to make sure you get that information as quickly and accurately as possible. Let us do the “digging” so that you can focus on running your business!


AIR Pre-Employment Screening Services is ready to provide you with quality tenant screening for all of your properties, including driving record screening, criminal records searching, drug testing, identity verification, and even screening personal and professional references. We have over 20 years of experience in our field and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, incomparable accuracy, and quick reporting. For more information on our services, contact P.J. Davis at pjdavis@air-prehire.com, call 410-654-5665, or visit our website at http://www.air-prehire.com/. For more hiring tips and articles like this, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.

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