10 Things to Know Before Hiring a   Background Screening Firm              Select speakers or Phone                  on We...
Who is Mike McCarty?             CEO SHS             Metro Nashville PD             Domestic Violence Division         ...
So Why Are We Here?               Quality background checks keep                unsuitables out of workplace            ...
#1 How Do You Define aComprehensive Background Check                No standard definition of                 background ...
#2 Is the National Background Check Instant?                    If Yes, not a comprehensive                     backgroun...
#3 What is the Cost of YourBackground Checks?                   Cannot be done for $10                   $10 can only be...
#4 How Far Back Do Searches Go?                  Background screening                   industry adheres to 7 year       ...
#5 How Do You Handle Alias/ AKA’s?                 Industry searches only name                  provide                 ...
#6 How is Database Configured?                 Name & DOB                 Many states do NOT                  provide fu...
#7 How Do You Screen Your EmployeesHandling Our Sensitive Data?                 Not unusual for industry to apply        ...
#8 How Do You Handle Our SensitiveData Including SSN’s?                  Maintain on-going                   certificatio...
#9 Do You Assist With Legal Compliance?                  Background Screening Firms                   are CRA’s under fed...
#10 Who Answers Our Questions WhenThey Come Up?                 Questions normal part of                  background scre...
ISP Limited Criminal History                  WTHR 13 & Indy Star                   Expose 2004                      2 o...
Questions?Contact:                Mike McCarty                888-215-8296     mike.mccarty@safehiringsolutions.com   Sig...
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IRHA and Safe Hiring Solutions have partnered to provide comprehensive background screening services to IRHA members.

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IRHA & Safe Hiring Solutions Partnership

  1. 1. 10 Things to Know Before Hiring a Background Screening Firm Select speakers or Phone on Webinar tab The Webinar will begin shortly.
  2. 2. Who is Mike McCarty?  CEO SHS  Metro Nashville PD  Domestic Violence Division  Breaking the Cycle  eReferenceCheck
  3. 3. So Why Are We Here?  Quality background checks keep unsuitables out of workplace  Selecting the correct firm critical  No regulation on who can start a screening firm  Need to do due diligence  Must ask the following 10 questions
  4. 4. #1 How Do You Define aComprehensive Background Check  No standard definition of background check  Background screening has historically delivered a low quality product  Best Practice must contain:  SSN Verification  National Criminal Database  National Sex Offender  County Criminal Search(es)
  5. 5. #2 Is the National Background Check Instant?  If Yes, not a comprehensive background check  No database (state, national, FBI) is complete  Half of states only supply DOC and SOR records  Some states have data from some counties  Handful of states have Administrative Office of Courts  Databases are tools not programs
  6. 6. #3 What is the Cost of YourBackground Checks?  Cannot be done for $10  $10 can only be an instant search  Instant database searches are not FCRA compliant  FCRA requires  Up-to-date information  Records verified with courts  If screening firm suggests this search they are placing profit above safety
  7. 7. #4 How Far Back Do Searches Go?  Background screening industry adheres to 7 year rule  No legal basis  FCRA restricts non- convictions to 7yrs  Unless salary exceeds $75K  Handful of states restrict reporting of criminal records  SHS goes back as far as possible
  8. 8. #5 How Do You Handle Alias/ AKA’s?  Industry searches only name provide  AKA/Alias not searched; or  Charged as additional searches  SHS packages include ALIAS/AKA’s
  9. 9. #6 How is Database Configured?  Name & DOB  Many states do NOT provide full DOB’s  If configured with full DOB nulls or voids data from those states  SHS database search:  1st with name and DOB  2nd name and void DOB
  10. 10. #7 How Do You Screen Your EmployeesHandling Our Sensitive Data?  Not unusual for industry to apply same low standards to their applicants SHS Process  Detailed application  Interview with CEO & Managers  Extensive background check  Reference checks  Criminal checks  Employment verifications  Employment credit reports  Civil records  Motor vehicle
  11. 11. #8 How Do You Handle Our SensitiveData Including SSN’s?  Maintain on-going certification of online system  CyberTrust  SAS 70  SASE 16  SHS is SASE 16 Certified & PCI Compliant
  12. 12. #9 Do You Assist With Legal Compliance?  Background Screening Firms are CRA’s under federal law  Clients are required to abide by FCRA:  Disclosure/Authorization  Pre-Adverse Action  Adverse Action  SHS provides forms, training, ongoing webinars and client service reps to assist
  13. 13. #10 Who Answers Our Questions WhenThey Come Up?  Questions normal part of background screening  Many large firms use automated systems/ online FAQ’s/slow & frustrating SHS  Client Service Rep  We answer the phone  We answer emails  Twitter  We have cutting edge technology & old school service
  14. 14. ISP Limited Criminal History  WTHR 13 & Indy Star Expose 2004  2 of 10 sex offenders found  Counties not submitting criminal records  State removed this as an option for schools in 2009  Applicant called last week to complain- ISP search clear but we returned multiple records
  15. 15. Questions?Contact: Mike McCarty 888-215-8296 mike.mccarty@safehiringsolutions.com Sign up for blog: info.safehiringsolutions.com

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