Why Staffing Agencies Need to Do Background Checks
April 15 2020
In the wake of the recent recession, many companies are dropping traditional recruitment practices in favor of the convenience of contracting with staffing agencies. A staffing agency may be able to connect job seekers with more employment opportunities than they might find on their own, but that also means that the agencies may attract less than ideal candidates. To find the best applicant for a position that will satisfy their clients, staffing agencies are relying on background screenings to help them assess candidates.
To find the best candidates for the job, staffing agencies need to rely on background screening to assess applicants.
Staffing agencies receive many resumes, and the efficacy of these applicants can positively or negatively impact the agency’s reputation. It becomes paramount that staffing agencies find a way to ensure that they’re recommending qualified placements. Their brand reputation is dependent on it. Background checks verify a candidate’s identity, work history, education, and experience, helping agencies make the best possible placements for their clients.
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A criminal history check is the tried-and-true standard of background checks. This search looks for criminal records by aggregating criminal records from court files, corrections data, probations/parole records, and other official sources. Criminal searches can be done at the county, state, national, and international levels. Its range can be expanded with an SSN Trace. This helps agencies determine if a candidate has a criminal record that disqualifies them for the job.
Verifications are one of the most crucial screening services for staffing agencies. Verifications cover education history, work history, reference checks, and professional license verifications. Vetting a candidate to confirm their skills, experience, and identity ensures you’re giving your clients exactly the talent they’re looking for. Taking a candidate’s skill or identity at face-value can result in bad placements and unhappy clients. Verifications are the backbone of a staffing agency’s screening program and should never be skipped over.
Staffing agencies face pressure from all sides. A bad placement can have a negative impact on a business’s reputation, which makes thorough background screening even more important for staffing agencies. The first step to keeping your customers happy is partnering with an experienced and trusted background screening
About Tammy Cohen
Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record. To learn more about Tammy, visit www.tammycohen.com.
InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit www.InfoMart-USA.com, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.