What is Smart Screen Tech?
Smart Screen Tech provides solutions and technology in a fast, easy and cost effective way to address this rapidly growing need for more background checks. Automated through the cloud, our API allows automatic processing and 2x faster output as a result. It also makes us one of the most cost effective and easiest solutions to integrate.
Why are background checks important?
What does a typical background check reveal?
Which background checks give the best results?
Beyond criminal records searches, additional background screening options may include Motor Vehicle Records, Employment, Education Verification, Sex Offender lists and Terrorist Watch lists.
Which background checks employers should include in their recruitment process depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which includes the goals and budget of the employer. Please contact our sales team at (646) 934-6192 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive guidance on which background checks are best for your hiring process.
What information is needed for an accurate background check?
Can I conduct a background check before making an offer?
Are there any standards for deciding which background checks, such as credit checks, are appropriate for certain positions?
Employment check credit reports (which do not provide credit scores) may be appropriate for certain positions, such as those with senior financial responsibility.
Do I need an applicant’s consent to run a background check on them?
The FCRA also requires that the disclosures and consent be on a form separate from the job application. Smart Screen Tech provides a way for an application to provide consent electronically.
How do I order background screening services?
To get you started quickly, your account will be authorized and invitation links for your applicants will be provided within one business day.
What type of background screenings does Smart Screen Tech provide?
How long does it take to get started and what is required to get up and running?
Additional requirements apply if the API is used to order live background check reports.
How long does each background check take to be completed?
Can I carry out a background check on someone without them knowing?
At what point during the recruitment process should I run a background check?
This way, applicants will have an incentive to complete the background check before they can start work. You may wish to subsequently withdraw the offer of employment based on the results of the check.
Can I order à la carte background screenings?
Why is a Social Security number required?
Without a SSN, information could be obtained that are related to someone with a similar name but not the exact person you are trying to run a background check on.
Why is a date of birth required?
What is a legal name?
What if an applicant changed their legal name, such as in the case of a marriage?
What is accreditation?
Governed by a strict and thorough set of professional standards, the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) has become a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to an employment background screening-affiliated organization for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement.
How long do regular background checks take?
Does Smart Screen Tech sell my information or my applicant’s data?
How secure is Smart Screen Tech’s cloud-based solution?
All our data is fully encrypted at rest and in transit, and we employ state-of-the-art firewall and backup technology. All our data is continuously backed up in several high-security access-controlled data centers in different locations.
Are there any invasion of privacy concerns surrounding background checks?
Are Smart Screen Tech’s background checks international?
Can I store the information on my employees for future reference?
How long does Smart Screen Tech keep an applicant’s data?
Can I retrieve an applicant’s data if I accidentally delete it?
Can I cancel my account?
Does Smart Screen Tech charge a monthly fee?
Is there a minimum spend?
What are my payment options?
Do I need to pay for extra users?
Does Smart Screen Tech offer discounts?
Are there fees for set-up, support, adverse action, or any other costs?
The Adverse Action features are available for employment screening and simplify efforts to ensure a compliant screening process. Our applicant support is available via phone, email, and applicant portal to assist candidates and guide them through the process.
Why aren’t criminal checks discountable?
Does Smart Screen Tech have a web-based or API product?
What is the process for approval to access the Production API key?
Can Smart Screen Tech run background checks on minors?
What is the adverse action process?
First, the pre-adverse action notice must be sent. This includes legal notice that information on the report has lead you to the potential adverse action. The notice must include:
- Instructions on how to initiate the dispute process
- Instructions on how to provide additional information or evidence of rehabilitation
- A copy of their background check report
- An FCRA notice
- Other state specific attachments, as applicable
If the applicant does not respond to this notice within a specified period of time (typically seven days), then a final or ‘post adverse’ notice is sent.
This entire process, while seemingly an operational burden, is important and can be carried out with ease using the tools made available by Smart Screen Tech.
Is Smart Screen Tech accredited?
To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas:
- Consumer protection
- Legal compliance
- Client education
- Product standards
- Service standards
General business practices
How is Smart Screen Tech compliant?
Can Smart Screen Tech run background checks on individuals without a Social Security number?
What are county court and DMV pass-through fees?
Smart Screen Tech passes through both of these fees without adding any surcharges or processing fees. An itemized list of DMV and court fees incurred is made available on your monthly invoice.
What obligations do employers and entities have when running background checks?
Based on a variety of factors, there are limitations to what information you have access to via consumer reports and also how entities are allowed to utilize the reports.
Smart Screen Tech helps you manage many components of this requirement by way of our compliance engine, which automatically accounts for reporting requirements on a state-by-state basis. Guidance from an attorney familiar with background screening is advised to ensure risks inherent to the process are minimized.
How can I partner with Smart Screen Tech?
Does Smart Screen Tech integrate with my HR or ATS system?
Where does Smart Screen Tech get its data from?
Smart Screen Tech’s multiple data sources include national criminal databases with millions of records, courthouses across all 3,200 counties in the United States, state sex offender registries, the Federal Court PACER system, and state Department of Motor Vehicles.
Does Smart Screen Tech need permission to access these databases?