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GoodHire is an FCRA-compliant employment background-screening service that “takes the headache out of running background checks.” Basic criminal background checks can be purchased and run individually for $29.99 each, with options for add-ons and volume pricing available for larger companies.
I’ve used GoodHire for all of my hires here at Fine Point over the past few years. Because we deal with sensitive information on behalf of our clients, it’s really important to me to know that my employees check out. Just because a candidate gives a great interview doesn’t mean that he or she is a trustworthy individual. Background checks provide this peace of mind, and it’s certainly something I recommend to my clients and a service that we could provide for them.
What I like about the software is that it complies with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act laws, and requires the candidate’s consent to do the background check. I provide GoodHire with the candidate’s name, date of birth, social security number, and email, and then they contact that person directly. I don’t have to gather things like social security cards—GoodHire does all of that work for me. The turnaround is also very quick: within a day or two I have the final report.
I chose GoodHire over other options because at the time I was looking for a screening tool, it seemed like other services were still requiring that you send in a physical form, and they were more expensive. GoodHire is completely web-based and provides many add-ons beyond the basic background search, like education and employment verification, should our clients or we ever require them.
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