We all live and work in a fast-paced world. As time passes, the expectations to accomplish more and more in the same amount of time grows.
Time-management only goes so far, and when you’re in a position that is under a lot of scrutiny you often look externally for assistance.
So, what does that mean for HR professionals?
Well, the first step is usually to outsource any tasks that take you away from the core duties of your position and one of the first tasks to go is employment verifications. These get outsourced to companies that house your employment data and charge a fee for other companies to access it.
But, that’s just one small part of the massive job that is HR. If you’re still conducting background checks in-house, then the next step is to hire a background check company (like SELECTiON.COM®) to do that for you.
Background check companies have the resources to complete a thorough background check more efficiently and effectively, since they have their own researchers and verification specialists to gather the information you need. But, again, that’s only a small part.
What’s the next step if you still find yourself buried in work?
Applicant tracking is the answer.
It provides a significant time-saving difference to the on-boarding process, and it’s liberating! Applicant tracking systems typically allow you to manage applicants from the time they apply, through the interviews, through the background checks, and on in as a hired employee.
If you haven’t tried applicant tracking, why not?
You may think Applicant Tracking isn’t worth the amount of time it will save and in some cases, it may not be. In fact, it probably isn’t for everyone, especially if you’re a small business on a slower growth curve.
However, if you’re a client of SELECTiON.COM®, we can easily add an applicant tracking solution to your hiring process, which we conveniently call Applicant Entry. What’s the catch, you ask?
There’s none. In fact, there is NO COST to this service! We understand the pressures you’re under and through Applicant Entry it is our goal to make your job easier AND less costly.
What does Applicant Entry do for you?
Easy Entry– You no longer have to enter a person’s personal information into the system. The only required fields are name and email address, and you just choose the report package you’d like to run.
Applicant Responsibility– It’s then up to the applicant to fill out their Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and any past employment or education information, depending on which reports you’ve chosen to run. They’ll receive a secure one-time-use link in an email for them to enter the information into our system.
Control– Since such a large part of today’s search mechanism is based upon full name as entered, the applicant cannot modify the spelling from the version that you entered.
Compliance– Applicant Entry provides electronic FCRA compliance with Disclosure and Consent forms part of the process, taking the manual form out of the application process and given you a record of consent that will reside permanently within the candidate’s electronic file.
Additional Option– At this point you can also choose to have the background check start as soon as the applicant enters their info OR have it placed on hold. This is particularly useful if you’re dealing with a large applicant pool and only want to run checks on the final candidates.
Additional Payment Module– You can also choose to have your applicant pay for their background check upfront. This is popular among clients that hire contractors or use volunteers.
Notifications– You’ll be notified once the background check is complete so you can make that final hiring decision.
If you’re a current client and haven’t tried Applicant Entry, call, email or reach out via our LIVE Chat platform today to have it added. You won’t regret it.
In addition to our in-house Applicant Entry piece, SELECTiON.COM® is integrated with some of the top Applicant Tracking systems in the market. And, with our in-house IT staff, we are well equipped to integrate with whatever Applicant Tracking system you’d like to use.
If you’re not a client, why not call today and see how SELECTiON.COM® can make a difference in your on-boarding process? Contact us today on our web form or our toll free number, 1-800-325-3609.
Founded in 1991, SELECTiON.COM® is one of the Nation’s leading providers of pre-employment background screening services. We offer the largest network of in-house researchers, the fastest turnaround on criminal background checks and drug screening, and unsurpassed customer service. Our web application, FASTRAX Select™, allows employers to verify an applicant’s background check information quickly and accurately from the convenience of a personal computer. Average turnaround time on criminal background searches is 2 business days. Thousands of employers nationwide rely on SELECTiON.COM® to help them make smart hiring decisions.