Save with Verified First: The Cost of Not Using a Screening Provider

April 13, 2022 by Verified First

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For those in Sonoma County, California, obtaining information on a background check could take weeks instead of minutes. Other counties in that area are able to maintain a fast turnaround time, leaving the residents of Sonoma County asking “why us?” 

While there hasn’t been a finite reason for the delay, the lack of a streamlined process in the court procedures creates a big issue for companies running background checks on their own. Dealing with court proceedings is the only way to obtain information on criminal records, but you don’t have to do it yourself. Utilizing a background screening provider can help you save in more ways than one. In fact, we’ve compiled ways your organization can save when partnering with Verified First as opposed to the cost of not using a screening provider.

A Screening Provider Can Reduce Your Workload

An onboarding strategy takes time and effort to create and enact. Screening applicants is only one item on the list of responsibilities for HR and Talent Acquisition (TA) professionals. According to BambooHR, the onboarding process for a new hire takes around three months, and that doesn’t account for the time it takes to develop an onboarding strategy that fits your company.

When you factor in court delays such as the one in Sonoma County, that three months could easily stretch out longer. You can cut down your workload by using a background screening provider. For example, Verified First offers background screening packages specific to many industries such as:

  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Staffing
  • And more

Our packages include the screens needed within each industry to maintain compliance. We can advise you on the difference in screens and how to get started. Even better, our screening process can take place before new hire orientation. We provide the support you need so you can focus on other areas of your work. 

A Screening Provider Can Save You Time

We wish we could tell you that screening providers can magically access criminal record information without being affected by court delays, but that’s not the case. Certain criminal records can only be obtained through county courts, so delays like the one in Sonoma County affect everyone. However, utilizing a screening provider can save you time in other ways.

Verified First developed our Time to Hire savings calculator to determine how saving time screening candidates equals saving you time from focusing on the delays. We determine this data through an analysis of the average salary of your new hires, how many annual new hires you onboard, and how much time you think you’d save by utilizing our background screening integration. The results show how many hours of work you’d save in the hiring process by letting us handle your background screening needs.

Reporting delays could result in a multiple-month delay for affected courts. When you utilize a provider, you’re freeing up time in your schedule to focus on other steps in the hiring process. 

A Screening Provider Can Streamline Communication 

COVID-19 slowed down proceedings for many government offices, and a vast majority are still catching up. In many cases, finding information on when you can expect an update on a delayed report is nearly impossible. It makes procedures such as running a background check a nightmare to keep track of. 

Screening providers take care of communicating with county offices for you. At Verified First, you can find out the most recent information by contacting our representatives as opposed to tracking down the court information yourself. We even have a client portal that manages all important alerts. Our client portal notifies users of updated information such as:

  • Changes in compliance laws
  • Delays in pulling court records
  • County court closures
  • Changes in fees

Verified First has a 98% client approval rating based on factors such as our streamlined communication. Finding the right information on your screens shouldn’t be stressful. When you use a screening provider to handle background checks, you have someone on your side asking the hard questions. 

In Conclusion

Failing to utilize a screening provider can cost your organization. Verified First is here to ease your workload, save you time, and streamline communication. To learn more about how Verified First can revolutionize your hiring process, talk with one of our experienced representatives. We want to share with you the other ways our screening packages can help your business save. 

About Verified First
Verified First is known for delivering streamlined background screening backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based, answers calls in seconds, resulting in hundreds of positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Verified First's patent-pending, award-winning integrations include over 100 applicant tracking systems, and provide clients a turn-key experience.

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