How Long Does an Employment Background Check Take?
Employment background checks are often marketed as instant searches, and if you are just running a basic database search you can get instant results. These types of searches are not comprehensive and there is no researcher review to make sure the records found are accurate and pertain to your applicant.
A true employment background check that involves a national criminal search along with county criminal searches will typically take anywhere from 24-72 hours from the time that the applicant authorizes and discloses.
Employment Background Checks that also include verifications of prior employment and education verifications can take a little bit longer.
When evaluating your employment background screening partner it is important to look at the turnaround time, but also look at the types of screening packages being run and the areas where your applicants reside. These factors impact turnaround time and cost.