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The advancement of technology has impacted all aspects of life, and as a result of this progress, a large number of innovative tools have emerged in response to the need for companies to adapt their processes. One of the most popular tools is the background check, due to the wide range of possibilities and uses it offers, regardless of the line of business or size of the companies.
What is the background check?
The background check is the process by which multiple databases can be consulted simultaneously to access the background of individuals and institutions as part of an information verification process, as this way their authenticity is corroborated.
The information that can be obtained through this process ranges from criminal and employment history, to internet behavior, social media postings, credit history and any publicly available information, known as a “digital footprint”. Conducting this research helps to build confidence and trust that people are who they say they are, as well as to create a more specific and objective profile (profiling).
Why the background check is useful competitively?
To verify the information, companies resort to manually consulting each of the databases, which is very tedious considering that it is necessary to verify several people in one day. The advantage of the background check is that you can perform this query in a matter of seconds, and it is possible to check several people at the same time by automating the process.
In addition, the background check can work in conjunction with AI to analyze the information and provide a more objective profile, generating greater confidence by reducing the number of errors that a human could make.
In addition to optimizing the process, using the background check helps the company to create stronger relationships that improve the internal environment and the company’s image, reducing the labor turnover rate, promoting a better corporate image and generating capital and resource savings.
Tool to reduce risks
The background check is mainly used by Human Resources departments to optimize their recruitment processes, especially in companies with many candidates where they need to verify large volumes of information quickly and easily.
However, it is not only useful for professionals in charge of attracting talent, but it is also a very effective tool for risk prevention, which is why it is also used in Compliance to investigate suppliers and other companies with whom they wish to enter into partnerships. This in order to know if they have been involved in scandals or are under suspicion of corruption, money laundering, financing terrorism, etc.
It is important to examine the way in which processes are carried out to correct failures and reduce risks in companies, while at the same time renewing themselves to grow and adapt to the needs of today’s world.
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