Essential Considerations for Any Background Screening Programme

One in five companies that perform background checks do not have an official background screening policy, according to Sterling’s UK Background Screening Trends & Practices 2018 Report. The policy helps maintain transparency with both candidates and employees and ensures that all candidates are handled in a consistent manner. Employers should keep the following in mind: who and what to include in a background screening policy, at what point during the hiring process the background check will occur and who will handle this, the method for how to perform and review the background check, the process for data protection and upholding privacy for all candidates’ personal information, and how often the process will be audited.

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