Should I Use a Background Screening Firm For New Hires? The Benefits of Using a Professional Background Screening Firm…

It’s critical to your company’s success to make the right hiring decisions but anyone who has hired someone knows that it can be tough to pick the right person. The wrong person can lower team morale, hinder productivity, and hurt customer relations. You need a good firm to help you choose the right people using background checking methods that are incite-full and legal.

The Benefits of Using a Professional Background Screening Firm


Using a professional background screen firm will make sure the subject of the background check has the right to a copy of their report and “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act”.

Consumer Protection

Professional Screening Firms operate in a controlled, regulated and transparent process pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Background checks are only conducted with the applicant’s written consent and applicants are also protected by state consumer protection and privacy laws. Professional Screeners must follow the FCRA’s “reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy” of the information concerning consumer reports that are used for employment and tenant screening. Consumers have a right under the FCRA to challenge the information in a background check in a well-defined dispute resolution process, at no cost to the applicant.


Professional Screening Firms have a variety of tools at their disposal in the search for criminal histories beyond fingerprints. For example, Professional Screening Firms can match criminal records to applicants with a combination of identifiers including social security number, date of birth, alias names, driver’s license numbers and past addresses. Fingerprint searches are dependent on arrest records where fingerprints are captured, whereby searching the local courthouse systems provides final disposition data. Obtaining maximum possible accuracy requires a combination of data points that can only be brought together by a Professional Screening Firm.


Professional Screening Firms can often yield faster response times, usually returning a background check within 48-72 hours, thereby reducing the time employers and landlords may take in approving applicants.

Cost Effective

Professional Screening Firms are pushed by market forces to maintain a high-level of accuracy and value, resulting in a more cost-effective option for employers and others seeking to conduct necessary background checks.

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About Background Bureau

Background Bureau provides comprehensive background checks, drug tests, and tenant screenings to clients who want to reduce the amount of time, money and paperwork it takes to protect themselves from potential employees, tenants, or partners who have had troubled histories.
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