According to a new survey1 by CareerBuilder, more than a third of employers (38%) have lost a candidate because they had a negative experience with their background check. Other disturbing finds for employers are:
Hiring in this tight workforce environment is hard enough without having unnecessary road blocks that create a negative candidate experience. The pressure is on! HR managers must fill open positions with the best candidates in a timely manner all the while providing a positive onboarding experience for candidates as they are being oriented into the company.
A background screening partner can help to create a positive candidate experience – especially a provider, like Cisive, that provides a system which streamlines and simplifies the process. Cisive provides efficiencies through automation with our Onboarding Solution, which engages applicants through a portal where they can directly supply their information (only once) and track their background screening and on-boarding progress. The entire process is easy and transparent thereby alleviating the candidate’s stress of the “unknown.” The system even provides compliant electronic signature technology!
Selecting the right background screening partner can be a daunting task! To help, Cisive has created an informative White Paper that explores how to evaluate a potential background screening partner and discusses positive attributes to be examined as well as “red flag practices” to avoid. Here is a sampling:
Positive Attributes to Examine:
Red Flag Practices to Avoid:
Providing a positive, candidate-focused onboarding experience is a vital part of recruiting the best people for your company. The employer and background screening provider should be partners in creating the best candidate experience possible. Selecting the right background screening partner is vital and is not a simple task. The stakes are high. There are risks to the company if their background screening program is deficient and their onboarding platform is complicated and cumbersome. As the CareerBuilder survey indicates, some important risks are consistently losing qualified candidates and damaging a company’s reputation because of a bad candidate experience.
Click here to view Cisive’s informative White Paper, Important Considerations When Selecting a Background Screening Company.
1 The national survey, which was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 24 to June 16, 2017, included representative samples of 2,369 full-time employers (including 221 HR managers) and 3,462 full-time U.S. workers across industries and company sizes in the private sector.