Here are some steps that potential clients go through when they search for a background check company to handle their pre-employement screening. This list should provide you with a good outline of things to prepare and be aware of before you go shopping for a pre-employment screening vendor.
What do you expect to spend per applicant?
Today, the vast amount of information found on the web is where most prospective clients start. Locate several companies that look reputable. Be cautious, just because a company has a good looking website does not mean they are professional background screening private investigators.
You want to speak with an investigator, get prices and understand the services each company provides. Make sure you can actually speak with an investigator who is knowledgeable in pre-employment screening. Get a full description of the searches you want conducted and ask about additional charges.
If you can’t get someone on the phone, you might want to look elsewhere; if there is an issue with an applicant or a report you want to be able to speak with the person who actually conducted the search.
As with anything, you often do “get what you paid for”
Hidden charges and setup/startup fees add to the total cost. Neither of these apply with ASG.
ASG lets you choose your own package from our menu of searches, each tailored to the state you conduct business in.
Get a list of searches that are important to you and compare those costs with any packages you have seen offered.
If a company claims to be instant, they are not providing your with quality information. At ASG, our target turn around time is two to four business days, with some exceptions. Should a report take an extra day or two, your company will be contacted and made aware of any issues.
ASG can provide you with a custom authorization form that complies with all FCRA laws.
If a company does not mention the FCRA laws that apply in pre-employment screening, you may want to consider asking. There are several laws that come into play when screening potential applicants. Each state has its own laws that ASG can make available to you our your company attorneys to consider.
If at any time you have a concern regarding an applicant, need clarification on a report or need to request additional searches, an investigator will take your call. At ASG, our office is filled with experienced background investigators who can assist you