Quick Background Checks can Sacrifice Accuracy

Everyone wants quick background checks and accurate results, but the two don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand.

By Jackie Brazen

When clients and potential clients call us up asking for a background check to be conducted on an employee or several employees, one of the first questions they ask is “how quick is your turn around time”?  Everybody wants the background checks done as quickly as possible, but also want the most accurate results. These two wants don’t always match up.  If checks could be completed that way, life would be easy, and my job would be a breeze. But if my clients want the best and most accurate results than sometimes a check can take an extra day or so, to ensure full accuracy with the information that is given to you. Here is a little overview on why it can take time when we are searching for records of your applicants.

Our services are conducted by in-house professional investigators who are knowledgeable on the searches that we run. We do not use any databases like the online background check companies use when running searches. We make sure that we are running the correct, up to date, and accurate sources when we conduct searches. Even though some courts or states can send back records quickly, we still take time to verify each records to ensure accuracy. We go through the documents make sure the information is all there and it will be easy to understand when we send it off to our client. If there is information missing, we will go back to the source to see if more information can be provided.

Quick Background Checks can Sacrifice AccuracyWe receive many authorizations that have common last names such as, Rodriguez, Smith, Jones, etc. When running searches on individuals with common last names it can take time, we need to search through records, if there are any, to make sure that we give you the information on your applicant and not someone with the same name and possibly the same or similar date of birth. Online database companies typically only provide whatever information is generated, including false positives and “possible matches”, causing more of a headache for you the end user. The bottom line, be wary of “quick background checks”.

Waiting an extra day can be extremely beneficial to you in the long run when it comes to verifying the accuracy of a background check and should be your top priority when deciding a vendor to work with. If you are looking to get an accurate background check to get it done correctly, give us a call today and we will be more than happy to help you.