Staffing Firms & Background Screening

Consent is one of three important tools for staffing agencies to consider when screening temporary employees. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) states that an employer must provide disclosure to and obtain consent from a candidate prior to obtaining a background check. Staffing agencies can help their clients avoid co-employment risk by certifying that a placement meets the client’s screening criteria, rather than sharing the results of the background check, or other pre-screening measures with the client. Another important tool is continuous criminal monitoring, which can help an employer stay informed about new activity on an employee’s record after the initial background screening that is completed at the time of hire.


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