Computer software that helps companies and small businesses simplify the hiring process has many benefits, including making the process faster and more efficient.
Recruiting software and applicant tracking system (ATS) software help companies identify qualified job candidates, screen resumes, streamline communications between recruiters and candidates, thoroughly evaluate them and send out offer letters.
Many ATS systems have built-in programs that allow human resource professionals to choose – or integrate – a background screening company that the software company has a strategic partnership with. While this is fine in some instances, it takes one of the most critical elements of the hiring process – a background screening – and puts it in the hands of a third-party company that you may know nothing or very little about.
Before you simply choose the background screening company that your applicant tracking system provides you with, weigh your options first. At Barada Associates, we’ve been in business since 1979 and are one of American’s oldest and most trusted background screening companies. We’ll leave no stone unturned in ensuring you hire only employees that have passed a rigorous background check.
Choose a Background Screening Company Wisely
Our message to human resource professionals is simple: don’t choose a company to conduct your employee background screenings just because they’re integrated into the ATS system you use. Instead, research companies online to find the one that can take care of your business’ specific needs.
Background checks uncover sensitive information about a candidate, including criminal records, credit reports, education background and work history. This process needs to be done right to ensure nothing is missed.
Adverse Action Letters
When a background check uncovers information about an applicant that causes the company to disqualify them as a candidate, an adverse action letter is required by federal law to be sent to the applicant. Delivered in electronic form or a hard copy, the adverse action letter informs the job seeker they were not hired because of the background check.
Some third-party ATS systems have a button you can push if your company plans to take adverse action. However, this is a very sensitive action, and you need a partner you can trust that will deliver the adverse action in a sensitive and secure way. If a mistake is made and the applicant’s rights or ignored, it can lead to significant legal action. This can occur because you didn’t know enough about the background checking company that was integrated into the ATS system.
Find a Reputable Background Check Provider
We’ve found that many ATS companies push for HR departments to use their preferred vendor, but it lies with human resource professionals to take the time and find a company that has your best interests at heart. If that turns out to be the one your ATS system recommends, then great – but at least you have the peace of mind of knowing that the background check will be performed correctly and professionally.
We’ve found that many background screening providers have a “one-size-fits-all” mentality that isn’t tailored to your company’s needs. There’s little guidance around which package is the right fit.
Why Choose Barada Associates?
At Barada Associates, we care about our customers. We get to know each of our clients – including about their business and employees – and what their background screening needs are related to their hiring process. It’s our job to find our clients the right talent to help create a safe working environment for their employees and customers. Barada protects your business from poor hiring decisions and delivers you candidates that fit your company’s culture and environment.
In today’s world, proper background checks are imperative. Don’t rely on a company just because your ATS system works hand-in-hand with them. Hire a business that has decades worth of experience and, at the end of the day, has your company’s best interests in mind. Contact Barada Associates today for more information, to request a free quote or set up a meeting.