What are the benefits of using a Background Screening company, vs. doing the research myself?
A background screening service is a vital part of your hiring process. Having a reputable company with industry experts conducting the screening who are very aware of the parameters of each screening, what information will be gleaned, what the reporting parameters to each database are, what the FCRA compliance requirements are, etc. is invaluable to your peace of mind and many times to your wallet. Just as in any industry, the experts know what they are doing.
In an effort to “save money” by doing it yourself, you are very likely to order searches that are unnecessary, as well as fail to order searches that are vital to gleaning the information you are looking for. Many “do it yourself” screening services offer reports that are culled from unreliable databases that are lacking timely information, therefore, rendering them useless unless conducted in conjunction with other searches.
The information obtained and shared during the course of conducting a screening is governed by state and Federal laws under the umbrella of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA’s) are expected to keep abreast of these continually changing laws.
You are better protected and better informed by having a compliant and comprehensive search performed by an industry leader, such as NationSearch.