Speed Matters…How Long Should a Background Check Take? Background Checks Demystified
How long should a background check take? Why does speed matter? A thorough and comprehensive background check should take approximately 24-72 hour from the time the applicant authorizes and discloses.
Keep in mind that if county level criminal records must be reviewed and or verified because the electronic versions are not complete or the county is not available for searching online this can extend the time to complete a background check.
Background checks that include verifications of prior employment and education can extend the time it takes to complete a background check.
One important thing that can be managed to speed up the background screening process is the method in quick the applicant authorizes and discloses. Implementing an electronic application that can be deployed via email can drastically speed up the background screening process.
I am passionate about Risk Mitigation. I want educate business owners on what they can do to mitigate risk in their businesses and how protect themselves from those in their inner circle.
I will also be providing some strategic advice on how to be prepared for, investigate and deal more effectively with litigation and workers comp claims if and when they arise.
And now a little bit of background on me. I have been an investigative consultant to businesses and legal counsel for over 15 years. I am a license private investigator in the state of California and have testified as an expert in case involving Workers Comp, Counterfeiting and a variety of other civil cases. I own and operate my own Investigative Consulting business here in California and I enjoy speaking to businesses and law firms about current trends in litigation, technology and investigative strategy.
I believe that businesses must implement certain strategies to mitigate exposure to Embezzlement, Fraud, Workers Comp Claims, Trade Secrets theft and many other employment related claims. In today’s litigious environment you cannot eliminate law suits, but you can implement practices to reduce overall exposure.
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