Whenever you decide to buy a car, you first try to find out its review or response from actual users, or from a source that is reliable enough, to know more about it. Why do you do that? Because you want to buy a car that is reliable. A car that is not reliable is not going to last long, and you need to start again to find a new car and bear the loss of money spent on the broken-down car.
The same argument holds for recruitment of an employee. If you get your pre-employment check done from someone not reliable, you might hire someone without knowing the entire background. That might mean restarting the entire process again. In order to avoid such a situation you need to ensure that your background verification partner is reliable. And how do you know your Background Verification (BGV) partner is reliable? What do think you need to check? Or what do you need to avoid?
What to check in a Background Check Partner?
Legal Compliance: One of the easiest wat to test your partners reliability os to find if they are following the FCRA guidelines. For BGV partners in US, another important parameter to check is membership of National Association of Professional Background Screeners. In fact, if you are in US you are legally bound to use a BGV partner who is FCRA guideline compliant.
To confirm, just check your partners BGV process documentation and compare it with FCRA guideline. You can also find out their affiliations. And don’t forget to read fine prints on their website or proposal.