Adjudication keeps consistency and fairness in your hiring process

August 19 2021
2 min read

Adjudication is the process of evaluating the results of a candidate's background check against your organization's hiring policy to help filter out any candidates that may not meet your guidelines.

For example, a candidate's background check may reveal a history of theft. In that case, depending on your company policy, this information may disqualify them.

Another example might be a candidate's background check revealed several speeding tickets. If it is not a driving role, depending on your company policy, this would not disqualify them and you may move forward with the hiring process.

What are the benefits of adjudication?

When your hiring guidelines are applied consistently, it eliminates the subjective nature of some hiring decisions. This can help with diversity and inclusion and may assist in avoiding bias.

Your company can also improve on your time-to-hire because, with the guidelines already in place, Orange Tree can use these guidelines to bring you the fastest turnaround time possible.

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How does it work?

Orange Tree's adjudication tool HireGuide™ allows employers to define their hiring policies and adjudication guidelines and is enforced by our adjudication specialists to review discrepancies on applications. This service automates the decision process and makes hiring easier, more consistent, and increases compliance.

HireGuide™ helps those managing a large number of candidates, creating efficiencies when a candidate's report is clear and controlling information and permissions when a report requires additional review.


  • Identifies candidates eligible for the individualized assessment process.

  • Supports consistent, company-wide employment decisions within job classifications.

  • Minimizes errors throughout the hiring process.

  • Reduces the time needed to review results (up to 80%).

  • Supports efficient candidate onboarding.

Stay Compliant and Informed with Orange Tree

When you’re focused on running a business, it can be difficult to ensure that you are up to date on changing requirements. At Orange Tree, we understand the challenges that this can present, and we’re here to help.

Our ability to closely monitor all relevant updates is just one of several ways that we can eliminate distractions from your workday, so you can dedicate your full attention to your employees and your organization.

To learn more about the many benefits of partnering with Orange Tree, schedule a call to learn how we can help you maintain a consistent and compliant hiring process.