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The Pros And Cons Of Using An Employee Credential Check System When Hiring Employees

by Courtney Kennedy

When you are looking to hire employees, it is important to fully do a background check the employee and ensure their credentials and qualifications check out. If you fail to do so, you may be putting your business at risk for harm. You may be allowing a child predator to work in a child care facility, exposing yourself to a huge liability, you may be allowing a convicted thief in to steal from you, or you may be allowing someone who is not qualified in, only to have to fire them later for being unable to do the job. There are two primary ways you can go about checking the background information: education and credentials of a potential employee. You can do it in-office or you can outsource it through an employee credential check company. Learning the pros and cons will help you decide which may be the better choice for your business. Here are a couple of the pros and cons of using an employee credential check system when hiring employees:

The Cons of Using an Employee Credential Check System When Hiring Employees

  • The Cost

One of the downsides to using one of these systems or services is the cost. You will always pay to conduct an in-depth background check on an employee. However, when you outsource this task to someone else, they charge you this fee plus a premium for doing the work for you. If your business is struggling with its budget, you may want to save money and conduct employee checks yourself. 

  • The Loss of Control

The other major disadvantage to hiring a company to do credential checks is that you lose some control. When performing a background, education and credential check, you have to use some discretion. Just with credit reports, people who have similar names and similar birth dates may have incorrect information or information that is intertwined on their reports. If something seems obviously out of place in the report, or the report has a different name listed, it may be because of this. Further digging is needed. When you handle this yourself, it is your discretion that is used in these situations. When you outsource it, it may be someone else's discretion and the incorrect information may be presented to you. 

The Pros of Using an Employee Credential Check System When Hiring Employees

  • Saves Time

The biggest benefit to using an employee credential check system is that it saves you or your employees time. Looking up information for a potential candidate can be time-consuming. But if you are looking to hire multiple people, the amount of time that is allotted to just this task may be overwhelming or too much, especially when you or your employees have other tasks you need to complete. When you use one of these services, someone else does the work for you, freeing up your time to focus on other business matters. 

  • May Know How to Track Down Hard to Find Information

The other advantage to using an employee check system is that these systems or services know how to find information that you may struggle to find. If a school is out of business or a credentialing service is unavailable due to a holiday, your process may be stalled or you may not know how to find the information you need. A company that conducts these services knows how to get the information that is needed, even when it can be hard to find or track down. 

Before you hire an employee, it is always advised that you background check them, verify their education and check their credentials. Learning the advantages and disadvantages of using an employee credential check system to complete yours may help you decide if it is ideal for you.