How Technology Makes Background Screening in Recruitment Effective?

Cassandra Nielsen,Relationship Manager,Handshake

Cassandra Nielsen,Relationship Manager,Handshake

One of the most significant functions of Human Resources (HR) is recruiting new employees. It is a time-consuming process where the HR screen a large number of applications and verify the provided information. In a pre-employment screening process, the HR needs to know a lot about potential employees, thereby checking data of the job candidates’ supply on their resumes and job applications. By employing technology, it is easy to execute and improve the efficiency of the process. Technology offers a number of advantages by transforming the methods of conducting the screening process and hiring of new employees while reducing the workforce.

Here are a few notable ways of how technology makes the background screening process effective.

Saves Time

Organizations receive applications from hundreds of applicants, which makes it a tedious task for HR to manually perform the screening process as it could take weeks or even months. Utilizing the latest technologies enables screening in a safe, secure, and efficient way. By using specialized software or an online platform can help to reduce the turnaround time (TAT) for background verification.

For example, some web-based solutions for employee background screening can make sure the best quality and best fit in the hiring process. Also, they offer a customizable background check solution that simplifies employment screening. Some employment screening solutions help small businesses with background checks and verifications for employment purposes.

Provides Higher Quality Background Checks

The online platforms allow the fastest data collection while providing more significant insights. Most of the information is overlooked during manual background checks. Thus, by using the right technology and online platform, thorough background verification can be conducted. It generates more accurate and better quality results to manual ones.

Enhances Security

It is the responsibility of organizations to protect the employee information from the start of their hiring process. Specifically, when conducting background verification, it requires the sharing of data between companies. Whenever information is shared with the consent of the person being screened, organizations have to prevent the fall of the data into the wrong hands.

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