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95% Of Organizations In The United States Conduct Background Checks

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According to a recent Professional Screening Background Association (PBSA) and HR.com study, 95% of organizations based in the United States conduct Background Checks on their candidates or employees.

It's no surprise that protecting employees and customers is a top priority of workplaces. The survey also shows that ensuring a high-quality hire and company reputation are important.

Why do organizations get background checks

Social Media Screening Is On The Rise:

Companies are showing the most interest in Social Media Screening to add as a new service according to the survey. Orange Tree recently expanded its capability to offer advanced Social Media Screening in 12 different categories on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linked In, and Tic Tok:

  • Drug Related Images
    Images of pills, syringes, paraphernalia and alcohol. It may include smoking, drinking, and injections.
  • Explicit/Racy Images
    Mostly explicit nudity, adult content, pornographic content.
  • Hate Speech
    Derogatory, abusive, and/or threatening statements toward a specific group of people typically on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Insults and Bullying
    Name-calling or derogatory statements toward an individual about their physical characteristics such as weight, height, looks, intelligence, etc.
  • Keywords
    Flags posts based on matches (text or images) to custom keywords provided. Keywords can be designated negative, positive, or neutral.
  • Narcotics
    Statements related to drugs and alcohol use including slang words, street names, and phrases.
  • Obscene Language
    Profanity, cursing, swearing, or in general crude or vulgar words and phrases.
  • Political Speech
    Statements considered relating to politics or governmental affairs. This could include politicians, policies, or the political process. These often focus on specific issues such as abortion, environmental, immigration, etc.
  • Self Harm
    Indications of wanting to hurt oneself or take one's own life intentionally.
  • Threats of Violence
    An intent to inflict harm or threats on another person's life.
  • Toxic Language
    A way of communicating that is considered to be rude, disrespectful, blaming, labeling, or using guilt.
  • Violent Images
    Images of disfigurations, open wounds, burns, crime scenes and guns/weapons.

Quality Accuracy And Speed Remain Top Priorities

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Quality and accuracy are of utmost concern to Orange Tree, which is why we are both PBSA accredited and SOC 2 compliant. Internally, our customers consistently indicate turnaround time as a significant reason as to why they chose Orange Tree as their provider. For companies that switch to Orange Tree, turnaround time is consistently reduced by one full day.

Register for our upcoming webinar, Marijuana Laws Influencing the Workplace: How Employers Can Stay Ahead, to get informed about this fast-moving topic.