Background checks are a big component of hiring new employees. However, when an employer is doing their due diligence on a job candidate, they face one major problem - the time it takes to complete a background check and the associated costs. Find out how we can help employers save time and money by using our automated applicant invite process.
CRA Background Checks
Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) Background Checks are checks of an individual’s credit history, criminal record, and other personal information that is collected by a CRA. This information can be used by an employer to make a decision about whether or not to hire someone.
The cost of a CRA Background Check varies depending on the type of check that is requested. There are several ways that employers can lower their background screening costs.
One way is to use online services like the CIC Employment Screening system. This platform allows employers to request background checks on candidates through the use of online forms. This process is quick and easy, and it eliminates a lot of paperwork and the need for employers to contact individual credit agencies.
Another way that employers can reduce their background screening costs is by using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). An ATS is a software program that helps employers keep track of the applicant vetting process. This system can help employers identify potential candidates early in the vetting process, streamline the process, and reduce costs.
CIC’s Employment Screening System has a strong applicant tracking tool. It helps employers identify roadblocks and generate reports of an applicant’s progress. This data-driven approach helps employers optimize the hiring process.
How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Work
Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are software programs that help organizations manage the process of hiring new employees. An ATS collects data from applications and other forms submitted by potential employees, such as transcripts, licenses, references, and other information. The system then compares this data against a database of current employees to identify any matches. If an applicant is a match for a current position, the system will send them an invitation to apply for the open position.
Ultimately, all hiring decisions are made by human employees at this point. But as you can imagine, applicant tracking systems have tremendous potential to reduce hiring costs–and even eliminate a lot of work–because they provide organizations with accurate data on potential candidates.
Benefits of an ATS and Applicant Invite Process
Many employers are looking for ways to cut down on their background screening costs, and an online applicant invite process may be a cost-effective way to do just that. Here are some benefits of this approach:
Reduced overhead costs: With an online applicant invite process, you don't need to hire a separate person to handle background checks. You can instead use resources provided to your organization by a professional background screening company like CIC.
Increased efficiency: With an online applicant invite process, you can screen applicants more quickly and easily. Additionally, an ATS can help to reduce the number of rejected applications. This saves you time and money in the long run.
Improved safety: An online applicant invite process helps ensure that all applicants undergo a quality background check. This protects your business and employees from potential harm.
FCRA Compliant Applicant Invite Process
CIC provides a streamlined process that allows you to remain in compliance with the FCRA. This includes the simple steps that an employer must follow when denying employment based on information reported in a background check.
CIC's Applicant Tracking System conveniently autofills Notice & Consent and other relevant forms from the information entered by your applicant. The applicant can handle all the data entry, complete the consent form, and download a copy of the FCRA Summary.
Get Started with CIC's Applicant Invite Process
Your hiring process is one of the most important things your company does. If you are looking for ways to save on background screening costs, our Employment Screening platform with online applicant invite processes is a great way to do just that.
The applicant experience can make or break your company. Our Applicant 'Quick Invite' feature is a seamless and efficient way to attract qualified candidates for employment.
All you have to do is send the form to the applicant and they do the rest; fill out the provided information, download documents, and electronically sign required forms.
Additionally, our online applicant invite process can be customized to fit your employment needs, so you can be sure that the process is tailored specifically to your company.
CIC's Applicant Tracking System will help you save time. As technology has become more versatile, automating the candidate onboarding process and integrating essential systems has become easier and less costly. Click below to schedule a consultation for how we can streamline your workflow and save you time with our ATS features and applicant invite process.
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