There are many employment screening firms out there. But make no mistake—not all are equal. Some may get the job done, but you’re left with questions. Others may be slow to get you the results you need. Others may botch the process entirely. So how do you know how to select the right one for your company?
There are three pillars to look for when selecting an employment screening partner:
Your screening partner should be open, honest, and communicative. You and your employees should feel comfortable reaching out at any time with questions or for clarification of processes or results. What’s more, they should be reaching out to you to explain terms and jargon so that you can understand the ins and outs of the screening process to speed up turnaround and maximize value.
Accreditation and Experience
Any reputable screening firm has the accreditation and experience to prove their proficiency and worth. Accreditation provides a seal of quality and a series of high standards. In short, it’s how you know you’re getting the real deal.
Accreditation is a stamp of excellence, expertise, and exceptional standards. As a result, firms that undergo and attain accreditation have met the most stringent criteria, including:
- Establishment of intuitive and customer-centric procedures, products, and services
- Provision of detailed, consistent internal processes and documentation
- Clear and forthright communications with clients
- Trained on FCRA compliance
Alliance 2020 holds accreditation by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) through its Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Accompanied with our 30+ years of experience, Alliance 2020 clearly has the accreditation and experience to get the job done—and done well.
With background screening, you don’t always see the behind-the-scenes work being done to provide you with results. So, that’s why your screening company should be completely transparent about their background check procedures. This includes:
- Process—what the screening looks for and what the results mean
- Duration—how long it will take
- Cost—the inclusive cost and any optional/additional add-ons
There is much to consider when selecting a background screening company. But with a focus on communication, accreditation and experience, and transparency, you can be sure that Alliance 2020 is worthy of your business and ready to work for you.