It's unfortunate when you must decline an applicant based on the results of a background check.
Online PR News – 24-October-2013 – Chicago, IL – It's unfortunate when you must decline an applicant based on the results of a background check. However, if you're in Human Resources, it's a part of the job. We're also guessing that mailing out Pre-adverse Action and Post Adverse Action notifications to applicants is not one of your favorite activities. In fact, it probably ranks somewhere between catching a cold and stubbing your toe.
Nevertheless, it's EXTREMELY important that you provide disqualified applicants Pre-adverse and Post Adverse Action notifications in order to remain compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If for any reason you have not been using Adverse Action notifications or were unaware of the need, get back on track and START TODAY. Remember, ALL background checks performed by a third party are subject to the standards of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Not just background checks that include financial credit reports, which is a common misconception.
On the bright side, the SafeScreener PRO system now gives you the option to instantly email the Adverse Action Notifications to the applicant! It doesn't get any easier than that. You simply click "Send Pre-Adverse Action Notification" and away it goes. Our system documents who sent it, when it was sent, and even documents when the email is opened by the applicant. Sound too good to be true? It's not. Call or email us today for more information. There is no charge for utilizing this feature so you have nothing to lose!
Brad Jones is the Director of Operations for Background Screening Consultants LLC. Brad is an active member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and serves on the Chicago Chamber of Commerce's Workplace Well-being Committee. For more information on applicant screening services, or a free F.C.R.A. Compliance Checklist, please call 888.578.8600 x113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.