Will Court Closures During Covid-19 Stall Background Checks? Maybe Not

When articles like the one below announce courthouse closures, or rather re-closures at this point, companies may worry their background checks will be negatively impacted. Will results slow to a snail’s pace? Losing a great candidate to a competitor is a concern, and this is likely to happen if background checks are unable to be performed in a timely manner. This is why partnering with a pre-employment screening vendor who can provide you with creative solutions is crucial.  

A provider may have direct access to court records or some other workaround for you. For instance, if local records are unavailable, a reasonable solution might be to run state-wide indices, if your vendor has that level of access. A company who has found a great candidate may also want to consider doing a contingency-hire if court records you need are being restricted temporarily. Of course, you should coordinate this language and process with your legal team first. These are just a few solutions to keep in mind if you’ve been concerned lately about Covid-19’s impact in slowing down your background checks and hiring process!

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.