What is an employee background check?

An employee background check is a process to verify a candidate’s history criminal records, educational qualifications, employment history, credit history, and more to confirm the integrity of data submitted and to verify other credentials

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How long does it take to complete an employee background check?

While an online verification process that involves basic KYC parameters - court history, database, and ID verification can be done instantaneously, a detailed employee background check takes at least 15 working days.

Online verification will be done instantaneously (KYC checks like Court, Database, and ID)

A comprehensive background check will take 15 working days

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How much does an employee background check cost?

The cost depends upon the parameters meant for every candidate. The costs are very nominal considering the value the hirer gets. The pricing also depends upon the volume and longevity of the contract. For inquiries, we can be reached out and we shall share the information based on the inputs we get.

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What is disqualifying on a background check?

  1. Discrepancy in Education/Employment history
  2. Wrong information provided in their resume or inconsistencies
  3. Criminal history
  4. Bad references from previous employers
  5. Poor credit history
  6. Failed drug test
  7. Poor driving records in some cases

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What are the benefits of employee background checks?

1. Enhance recruitment quality

employee background checks directly correlate with the quality of talent and people that enter your workforce. Hiring reliable candidates is a key goal in any hiring process and comprehensive employee background checks can ensure this goal is met. This process in turn reduces attrition by minimizing the churn of bad candidates from the organization.

2. Minimise hiring risks

The risk of a bad hiring decision is ultimately borne by the organization and could prove detrimental to an organization’s data health, financial health and credibility. In order to minimise hiring risks, detailed background verification becomes imperative, especially in domains such as BFSI, IT Services, Manufacturing and more where data integrity plays a critical role.

3. Enhances regulatory compliance

A third-party background verification provider can assist your organization in developing screening solutions in accordance with not just industry standards but also state and federal regulatory requirements.

4. Improves workplace safety

Just as bad hiring affects data integrity and financial health is also directly impacts workplace safety. As an employer, it is essential for all organisations to ensure optimal workplace safety and detailed background checks can help identify potential threats for the workplace and weed them out before they pose any risk to the organisation

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How do companies conduct employee background checks?

(A Workflow diagram of how background checks happen in Matrix)

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