How Staffing Agencies Benefit from Background Checks

July 1 2021
3 min read

With more than 9 million job openings, recruiters and staffing agencies are working harder than ever to find qualified candidates. Background checks are an essential step in the hiring process for many companies to keep their employees and clients safe.

A common misconception in the industry is that all background checks and providers are the same. However, this is not true. A background check partner that does their job so you can do yours can not only help you meet your client's safety requirements but also help you retain and gain new business. 

Here are some FAQs about the background check process for staffing agencies and how the right partner can help you be successful. 

How long do background checks take?

On overage, most background check vendors take anywhere between 1-5 days to complete a report. This time can be affected by the services required by your clients. 

Orange Tree's average turnaround time for background checks is between 2- 3 days. Orange Tree will work with you to create the fasted and most comprehensive packages to meet your client's needs. We also have multiple ways to help decrease your turnaround time. 

How do you decrease the turnaround time?

Our mobile technology can significantly decrease the time it takes to conduct a check. One of the biggest bottlenecks in a search is how long it takes the candidate to provide their information and consent to start. 

The Orange Tree candidate portal takes digital signatures and allows them to provide everything right on their phone. That is a considerable benefit for candidates because most people can't fill out the information when they are at work and may not have access to a computer. Our mobile platform allows them to do it anywhere. In addition, we can start the entire process via text message.

Do all staffing agencies perform background checks?

No, and this leads to a competitive advantage for your firm.  Screening candidates and eliminating poor candidates earlier in the process makes your agency a better investment for your clients. 

What types of screens do you perform?

Orange Tree Screening is a full-service background check agency. We'll work with you to create the packages you need to satisfy your clients' requirements.

Some of the screening we do includes:

For each job, you'll know that whatever screens you conduct will satisfy a "due care" clause in your contract. So all you have to do is give us the requirements, and we'll create the background check. 

You can focus on your other work and not worry about the background check process and whether your client requirements are fulfilled. 

What support services do you offer?

We offer you candidate support and resources. Unlike many background screening companies, we have a dedicated candidate support team that takes candidate calls, answers questions, and handles anything related to their background check, so you don't have to worry about it. 

You can rest easy knowing you'll field fewer calls from candidates, but your candidate is kept warm and engaged. We also offer free and custom candidate handouts, so the candidates know what to expect, along with tutorials.

How can you help us improve our hiring pool?

If you don't properly screen your candidates, you risk having significant problems with your clients. For example, if a contractor is hired and assaults another employee, your staffing agency could risk losing your client. 

Orange Tree can help staffing agencies ensure their contractors are appropriately vetted before placing them at client sites. 

Background checks benefit your agency by providing a better hiring pool, which ultimately impresses your clients and is better for your brand. 

Schedule a call to learn how Orange Tree can help your staffing agency be successful today! 

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