HR Pain Points of Background Checking

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HR departments are having to move ever swiftly to onboard candidates in the changing labour market, with process improvement essential in order to reduce the impact on already stretched resources. But implementing an HR system can be time consuming and costly, and getting it wrong could have severe consequences. Companies must get it right first time, so that deadlines, budget considerations and compliance can be met.

In addition, lengthy candidate onboarding processes exacerbate the problem, and extended check times can reduce engagement in candidates. A poor candidate experience is proven to have an effect long after new hires have started in their role; people who have had a negative onboarding experience are twice as likely to seek a new position in the immediate future.

As a result, implementing the right HR systems is crucial, to reduce impact on the business and to provide candidates with that all-important positive experience. And, as the global labour market opens up to allow easier movement between positions, and with the rise in remote working, quick, efficient candidate onboarding will be key. But many HR solutions continue to straddle the divide between digital and analogue, and often remain dependent on paper documents and in person signups, meaning that most of these options will quickly become obsolete in a post-pandemic world.

But there is a solution. The very latest background checking software delivers the fastest most efficient onboarding available today. Future proofed to allow changes within the company going forward, it also offers an efficient and engaging experience for candidates and employers alike with automated checks and notifications further reducing time to hire.

latest background checking software
Latest background checking software

HR departments can request customised checks in minutes and view all their outstanding requests from one central dashboard. With access to global data and verification sources, Veremark collects accurate data and quickly updates candidate profiles, providing an easy to interpret report which can be carried throughout a candidate’s employment journey, in the form of a secure Career Passport.

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Customized background checks

Candidate experience is also at the forefront of the technology, with the software providing a positive UX (User Experience). Candidates can respond to information requests conveniently on their smartphone, with access to notifications which keep them informed of where they are in the process.

Veremark is the global leader in technology-based background checking solutions, providing a superior experience at every stage, while saving time and money for employers from all industries and sectors.

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Background checking solutions

Veremark - easy, flexible and cost-effective employment background checking software

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What background check do I need?

This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.

How long do background checks take?

Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.

Can you do a background check online?

All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.

What are the benefits of a background check?

In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.

What does a background check show?

Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.

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State of Hiring and Background Checks Discrepancies

Veremark’s 2022 Annual Report is based on the background check data collected from over 100,000 checks from companies and professionals across 6 countries and 5 key industries last year.

This report focuses on the state of hiring and background check discrepancies and is an essential guide to all recruiters and HR professionals conducting hires, background checks and onboarding in 2022.

In this report, we discuss:  

  • What areas and factors can Background Checks discover?  
  • Where did the findings come from by country and sector?
  • Discrepancies by top 5 sectors
    • Fintech and Financial Services      
    • HR, Staffing and Recruiting      
    • Technology and Software      
    • Professional Services      
    • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Discrepancies by top 6 countries
    • Estonia      
    • Singapore      
    • United Kingdom      
    • Australia & New Zealand      
    • India      
    • Philippines
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