How to reduce the time taken in background screening

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How to reduce the time taken in background screening
10
Mar

How to reduce the time taken in background screening

There are various types of Background checks available and some of them might take longer than others.

Reasons for delay

There can be various reasons which can slow down the screening process. The delay can be caused due to the employer or the candidate/job seeker.

Inaccurate or incomplete data received can cause the employer to be unsuccessful in verifying the details provided, thus causing a delay in the process. In reality, any time an employer enters data, there is a danger of inaccuracy, which could result in errors or cause a delay in turnaround time due to missing requirements.

Job seekers/candidates can also cause a delay in the process. This can happen due to candidates not disclosing complete information or providing information which is inaccurate. Furthermore, if an applicant refuses to consent to a background check or is unaware that they will be screened, it may cause delays and put the employer in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

How to reduce the time taken

Even when the candidate and the employer offer as much information as possible up front, as well as the necessary papers, background checks might take time. To ensure that the delays are reduced as much as possible, employers can:

Reduce the number of candidates in the hiring pool

Filtering the hiring pool down to a few candidates can help employers in preserving their time by screening fewer candidates than they normally would. This can help them in reducing the delays in background checks.

Run background checks that fall within the filtered pool

Sticking to the filtered pool can help employers reduce the delays in background checks as there will be fewer candidates to screen.

Only conduct background checks if they are required by the job obligations

Conducting background checks only if a candidate has all the required job obligations, can significantly reduce delays in the screening process, as a lot of candidates would be filtered out.

The time taken to execute background checks can differ for different service providers, but the points stated earlier should be helpful in reducing it. Furthermore, you can book a free 1 to 1 demo with one of our specialists to learn more about the background screening process and find out if Complygate is the best screening provider for you.

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