Just as recruitment itself has shifted online, background screening has largely abandoned the pens, paperwork and postmen of old and moved into the digital age. This has created many opportunities to integrate screening into the wider recruitment process, explains Traci Canning, senior vice president and MD for EMEA at First Advantage.
“For employers and recruitment agencies using an applicant tracking system (ATS), integration between the ATS and our online screening platform can significantly improve speed and efficiency within the recruitment process. By linking technologies in this way, the information provided in the online application can be fed through to screening, thereby reducing duplication of effort and opportunity for error. In the case of full integration, the recruiter needn’t access the screening platform at all – everything relating to the screening can be managed from within the HR software they’re familiar with.