Background screens are providing organizations with the tools to hire the best candidates for the job.
By Christa Elliott
Once the applications are in and the pool of prospective has been narrowed, HR departments rely heavily on background screening to look for red flags in their top candidates’ pasts. But today, a number of factors, including relevant legislation and pressure to reduce time to hire are challenging background service partners to deliver more. Ban-the-box laws will make it harder to eliminate certain candidates early on and the U.S.’ ever-evolving and variable marijuana legislation is forcing employers to rethink their attitudes toward marijuana use. Amidst all of this controversy, the background screening industry is caught in the middle.