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#1 How Do You Define a Comprehensive Background Check<br />No standard definition of background check<br />Background scre...
#2 Is the National Background Check Instant?<br />If Yes, not a comprehensive background check<br />No database (state, na...
#3 What is the Cost of YourBackground Checks?<br />Cannot be done for $10<br />$10 can only be an instant search<br />Inst...
#4 How Far Back Do Searches Go?<br />Background screening industry adheres to 7 year rule<br />No legal basis<br />FCRA re...
#5 How Do You Handle Alias/ AKA’s?<br />Industry searches only name provide<br />AKA/Alias not searched; or<br />Charged a...
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Have you done your due diligence on potential background screening firms? Here are 10 must ask questions to determine the right background check partner.

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10 Things to Know Before Hiring a Background Screening Firm

  1. 1. 10 Things to Know Before Hiring a Background Screening Firm<br />Select speakers or Phone on Webinar tab<br />The Webinar will begin shortly. While you are waiting please answer the following question using Twitter: @SHSscreening<br />What are your frustrations with background screening?<br />
  2. 2. SHS FREE Webinars Series<br /><ul><li>Provide Education- Foundation SHS was built upon
  3. 3. Quick Updates:
  4. 4. New products/services- iRefCheck coming soon…
  5. 5. New Partners- Accupay, AppliTrack, Keystone Group
  6. 6. New Integrations- AppliTrack
  7. 7. Encourage Social Media to Connect & Network with our 3,000+ Users
  8. 8. Twitter- customer service, network, information resource
  9. 9. FaceBook- What we stand for- community work-missions
  10. 10. Blog</li></li></ul><li>Who is Mike McCarty?<br />CEO SHS<br />Metro Nashville PD<br />Domestic Violence Division<br />Breaking the Cycle<br />iRefCheck<br />
  11. 11. So Why Are We Here?<br />Quality background checks keep unsuitables out of workplace<br />Selecting the correct firm critical<br />No regulation on who can start a screening firm<br />Need to do due diligence<br />Must ask the following 10 questions<br />
  12. 12. #1 How Do You Define a Comprehensive Background Check<br />No standard definition of background check<br />Background screening has historically delivered a low quality product<br />Best Practice must contain:<br />SSN Verification<br />National Criminal Database<br />National Sex Offender<br />County Criminal Search(es)<br />
  13. 13. #2 Is the National Background Check Instant?<br />If Yes, not a comprehensive background check<br />No database (state, national, FBI) is complete<br />Half of states only supply DOC and SOR records<br />Some states have data from some counties<br />Handful of states have Administrative Office of Courts<br />Databases are tools not programs<br />
  14. 14. #3 What is the Cost of YourBackground Checks?<br />Cannot be done for $10<br />$10 can only be an instant search<br />Instant database searches are not FCRA compliant<br />FCRA requires <br />Up-to-date information<br />Records verified with courts<br />If screening firm suggests this search they are placing profit above safety<br />
  15. 15. #4 How Far Back Do Searches Go?<br />Background screening industry adheres to 7 year rule<br />No legal basis<br />FCRA restricts non-convictions to 7yrs<br />Unless salary exceeds $75K<br />Handful of states restrict reporting of criminal records<br />SHS goes back as far as possible<br />
  16. 16. #5 How Do You Handle Alias/ AKA’s?<br />Industry searches only name provide<br />AKA/Alias not searched; or<br />Charged as additional searches<br />SHS packages include ALIAS/AKA’s<br />
  17. 17. #6 How is Database Configured?<br />Name & DOB<br />Many states do NOT provide full DOB’s<br />If configured with full DOB nulls or voids data from those states<br />SHS database search:<br />1st with name and DOB<br />2nd name and void DOB<br />
  18. 18. #7 How Do You Screen Your Employees Handling Our Sensitive Data?<br />Not unusual for industry to apply same low standards to their applicants<br />SHSProcess<br />Detailed application<br />Interview with CEO & Managers<br />Extensive background check<br />Reference checks<br />Criminal checks<br />Employment verifications<br />Employment credit reports<br />Civil records<br />Motor vehicle<br />
  19. 19. #8 How Do You Handle Our Sensitive Data Including SSN’s?<br />Maintain on-going certification of online system<br />CyberTrust<br />SAS 70<br />SASE 16<br />SHS is SASE 16 Certified & PCI Compliant<br />
  20. 20. #9 Do You Assist With Legal Compliance?<br />Background Screening Firms are CRA’s under federal law<br />Clients are required to abide by FCRA:<br />Disclosure/Authorization<br />Pre-Adverse Action<br />Adverse Action<br />SHS provides forms, training, ongoing webinars and client service reps to assist<br />
  21. 21. #10 Who Answers Our Questions When They Come Up?<br />Questions normal part of background screening<br />Many large firms use automated systems/ online FAQ’s/slow & frustrating<br />SHS<br />Client Service Rep<br />We answer the phone<br />We answer emails<br />Twitter<br />We have cutting edge technology & old school service<br />
  22. 22. ISP Limited Criminal History<br />WTHR 13 & Indy Star Expose 2004<br />Counties not submitting criminal records<br />State removed this as an option for schools in 2009<br />Applicant called last week to complain- ISP search clear but we returned multiple records<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />Send questions to Twitter: @SHSscreening or Email: mike.mccarty@safehiringsolutions.com<br />Sign up for blog: info.safehiringsolutions.com<br />

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