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Employee Background Checks for Small Business Avoid costly hiring mistakes - Hire right the first time.

Easy to use, pay as you go online Employment Background Check solutions provider cost-effectively helps to minimize hiring the wrong candidate, reduce employment related liability, legally meet contractual obligations and keep insurance costs down.
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Why Employee Background Checks

Hiring someone without a competent background check leaves you open to serious repercussions. Research suggests that thirty percent of all business failures are caused by employee theft and thirty-four percent of all applications contain outright lies about experience, education and ability to perform essential functions on the job. This may mean that your business is not hiring the person or securing the talent that may have been represented or, you may be exposing yourself to risk if the individual has a criminal record or other issues of questionable integrity.

By checking the background of all prospective employees before entering into an employment relationship, you can verify important details such as education, employment history and if a criminal record exists.

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Why Outsource to an Employee Background Check Service Provider

Performing a competent background check on your own without access to the necessary databases and other critical sources of information is difficult at best, and may result in the wrong information or not enough of the right information to make an informed decision. Further, you may actually violate a prospective employees civil rights by checking information you are actually not authorized to access.

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What to Look For When Choosing Employee Background Services

When choosing to work with an Employment Background Checking Solutions provider, consider the following characteristics:


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Types of Employment Screening Services

There are over 50 unique Employment Background Checking Solutions and Service offerings available to businesses of varying sizes. As a small business, select from the list below to learn more about solutions that may improve your hiring practices:


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10 Great Reasons to Use an Employee Background Check Service

There are many reasons why choosing quality employment background checking solutions and services is good for your small business including:


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Where to Begin

To take advantage of improving the quality of your employee hiring practices, choose any one of the following options:

1. Have an Employee Background Check specialist contact you

2. Request a demo to view technically advanced, easy to use Background Check Services

3. Get started with a pre-employment background check and assessment partner

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"HireRight® is one of the world's largest background check providers focused 100% on specializing in the implementation, management and control of employment checking programs and services for businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in California with offices and affiliates around the globe, HireRight reaches 200 plus countries and territories. With over a decade experience in Internet-based background checking solutions, HireRight offers more pre-integrated checking solutions with leading e-recruiting applications than any firm in the industry."

Note: This information is presented to provide a general overview of small business options and related services. It is not intended to be an exhaustive representation. Data has been compiled by the Knowledge Institute for informational purposes only. Content is provided on an "as is" basis and is not intended to, nor does it, provide advice or create a customer relationship between the Knowledge Institute, BUZGate™ and/or any other organization named herein, and any reader.

Employee Background Checks for Small Business Avoid costly hiring mistakes - Hire right the first time. Discover 8 ways where your small business can be proactive in ensuring that it is hiring the right people for the right job at the right time.   Thanking Your
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8 TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

CONSIDERING OR CONDUCTING EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS

Small business owners know they want to meet their customers' needs, lower insurance premiums, and hire good people who aren't going to endanger the workplace or their business. In other words, they know they have to background check their employees. But where do they start without spending too much time and money? According to Eric Boden, chief executive officer of HireRight Inc. , a leading provider of online employment background screening solutions, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Be Consistent - To ensure consistency in your screening efforts from the beginning, start with a background checking policy. It doesn't require a lot of research to write a policy for your firm - just document the who, what, where, why and how. There may be different rules you'll want to establish for different positions. It's a good idea to review the policy with a lawyer prior to putting it into effect. Go to the FTC website www.ftc.gov to check the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) - it covers far more than credit and sets the standard for employers who want to find out more about applicants or employees.

2. Get Consent - The Federal government requires advanced written permission from the individual before doing a background check.

3. Get Complete Information - Get a complete list of current and past addresses, plus the social security number. The addresses provide a basis of counties for a criminal check, while an SSN validation will identify anomalies that may require further investigation.

4. Conduct a Quality Criminal Check - Since there's no centralized entity managing all criminal records in the U.S., criminal searches are best conducted in all pertinent counties using the applicant's date of birth and all names they may have used. A national criminal database search can help provide additional assurance, but may not be comprehensive or stand up legally by itself, so consider conducting such a search in conjunction with county searches.

5. Confirm Employment and Education - Contact past employers or obtain W2s and/or first and last pay stubs from the applicant to confirm work history, titles, compensation, etc. If the job in question is in any way dependent on education, be sure to check with educational institutions as this is an area where frequent misrepresentation occurs.

6. Check Driving History - Insurance rates may be lowered and company risk limited by obtaining a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report on any employee who will be driving on company time. Check with the relevant state motor vehicle bureaus for appropriate release forms.

7. Follow Adverse Action Rules - If you decide to take any adverse action such as demoting, terminating or not hiring someone based on information obtained through the background check, the individual must be notified of your planned action in advance in writing and given a copy of the report. This gives the applicant or employee a chance to dispute the information found and allows the opportunity to clear up any inconsistencies. The complete adverse action process can be found within the Fair Credit Reporting Act at www.ftc.gov.

8. Find a Reputable Background Checking Partner - Background checking services for small businesses used to be clumsy, inadequate and expensive. That has changed. Find an experienced background checking provider with a simple solution that meets your needs and let them help navigate applicable laws and regulations.

About the Author: David Nachman is VP of Business Development for employment screening provider, HireRight . More information regarding employee background checking for small businesses can be found by clicking here .

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About Your Educational Champion

"HireRight® is one of the world's largest background check providers focused 100% on specializing in the implementation, management and control of employment checking programs and services for businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in California with offices and affiliates around the globe, HireRight reaches 200 plus countries and territories. With over a decade experience in Internet-based background checking solutions, HireRight offers more pre-integrated checking solutions with leading e-recruiting applications than any firm in the industry."

Note: This information is presented to provide a general overview of small business options and related services. It is not intended to be an exhaustive representation. Data has been compiled by the Knowledge Institute for informational purposes only. Content is provided on an "as is" basis and is not intended to, nor does it, provide advice or create a customer relationship between the Knowledge Institute, BUZGate™ and/or any other organization named herein, and any reader.

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