Employers and recruiters are aware that hiring an applicant with a criminal or civil background or who has falsified credentials may carry enormous legal thus a large economic loss. To avoid this, employers and recruiters are relying on pre-employment background screening. This makes sense because pre-employment background promotes a safe and more profitable workplace by protecting the employer form negligent hiring litigation, incidents of harassment or workplace violence, false claims, theft, and time wasted in recruiting and training the wrong person.
Pre-employment background screening is best conducted by a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) Pre-employment background screening requires specialized training and resources. In addition the screening must meet requirements set down by the FCRA, DPPA, and HIPPA. To do less, firms risk liability if the process used to conduct the screening violate legally protected area of privacy. To protect the legal rights of both parties the Fair Credit Reporting Act was passed and amended in 1997 to provide even greater protection and ensure the information was accurate and complete. Prior to requesting a report from a CRA. the employer must certify:
What should your completed report contain?
The whole FCRA thing can be very confusing, and you want to get it right. We are always available to answer your questions or assist you in getting a program that meets your needs.