Slow Background Check

The Race is On!

Is this your background check vendor’s logo? 

Some Houston background check vendors take forever to complete a background check, while others give the all-too-suspicious “clear record” almost immediately.  Houston area HR leaders have told us about previously losing a key applicant due to snail-like vendor performance. We’ve also heard stories about the quick turnaround, which was later found to have no real investigation.  In those cases, the employer had to re-run all the background checks through us.

We don’t think a background check is rocket science, but it does require a deep understanding of a few things:

  1. Federal, state and local laws related to employment
  2. What can and cannot be reported to an employer under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  3. Courts, repositories and international regulations

The Swailes Backgrounds team has over 25 years experience executing applicant background checks faster and with more precision. The team uses daily heat maps and advanced software to monitor time horizons on thousands of searches to ensure quick and thorough reporting.

When it comes to Houston background checks and our competitors, we know what we have to do to add value to our HR partners.  The race is on!