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Is Your Vendor Putting You at Risk by Violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

Vetting a vendor who performs employment screening is important. This is particularly true when entering into a contractual agreement or being part of a buyout where a new company requires you to use their current vendor.

Assuming the employment screening vendor is following FCRA regulations can be a mistake. To help protect your company, here are some questions to consider asking:

  • What are the vendor’s regular practices regarding FCRA notices and legal requirements? 
  • What steps do they take to protect employee or applicant information?
  • Are their forms regarding FCRA regulations and disclosures current?
  • Have they had any publicly disclosed violations of the FCRA or privacy breaches?

A little due diligence helps ensure the employment screening provider is a trusted supplier of information. This will help you to ensure you hire the best candidates, and build a trustworthy team.  If you need an experienced and well-vetted employment screening provider, contact us today for more information!

When your business needs assistance with employment screening, criminal checks, FCRA compliance, drug screening, education and employment verification, driving records (MVR), credit checks or social security number validation, contact the Swailes Background Team to get quickly signed up.