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背景调查同意:使授权更容易的 3 种方法

要建立成功的团队,您需要对候选人做出快速有效的招聘决定。就业前背景调查是该过程的重要组成部分。

但是,对于某些雇主来说,获得书面同意可能具有挑战性,尤其是如果候选人无法使用打印机、传真机或计算机来填写同意书。延迟获得同意可能会减慢招聘过程。

《公平信用报告法》(FCRA) 要求候选人在进行背景调查之前获得书面同意。当您认为进行背景调查涉及可能影响候选人获得工作机会的敏感信息时,原因很容易理解。未经候选人同意就进行背景调查的公司可能会面临重大的法律问题。

在进行背景调查(或任何背景调查机构)等消费者报告机构 (CRA) 提交个人信息之前,雇主必须以书面形式通知申请人/员工。通知必须说明背景调查的结果将用于招聘、晋升或留用目的。

在披露进行背景调查的意图后,雇主必须获得申请人/雇员的书面授权,承认该报告可用于就业决定。如果雇主计划在雇佣期间对雇员进行筛查,则必须在授权中注明。

一旦雇主收到书面同意,有关申请人/雇员的信息可能会安全地提供给 CRA 或筛选公司。

为了帮助最大限度地减少延迟并简化您的招聘流程,背调 现在提供三种符合 FCRA 的同意形式。

1. 背调 电子同意书

电子同意使雇主和候选人的整个过程更容易。雇主只需向第三方 提供候选人的姓名和电子邮件地址,我们就会联系候选人以电子方式签署并确认他们同意进行就业前背景调查。

我们还优化了移动设备的电子同意流程。候选人可以通过他们的智能手机进行电子签名并验证他们的同意,使候选人更容易、更容易地快速完成整个过程。

2. 背调 同意书

第三方背调提供符合 FCRA 的同意书,用于候选人披露、授权和同意购买消费者报告。当您在现场有候选人时,最好使用此表格,这样您就可以立即获得他们的同意,而无需等待他们签署并发送在同意书上。此同意书符合联邦法律,但根据您的位置和申请人的居住州,可能适用其他州法律。

3. 自定义雇主同意书

如果您更喜欢使用自己的同意书,您可以设置自定义文本。如果您的公司有自己的法律部门,这种方法最有意义。

要使用您自己的同意书,请联系我们的销售团队并将表格文本作为 Word 文档提供。第三方背调 将审查表格以确定它是否符合我们的接受标准。如果您的表格符合所有要求,我们将使用您的自定义同意书进行未来的背景审查。

获得候选人的同意对于合规的就业前背景筛选过程至关重要。这就是第三方背调 为您提供选择的原因。毕竟,背景审查不是你的全职工作。第三方背调 会处理同意(以及流程的其余部分),因此不必如此。

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires written consent from candidates before you run a background check. But getting written consent can be challenging, especially if candidates don’t have access to a printer, fax machine, or computer.

Learn about the three forms of consent GoodHire offers and how they can minimize background screening delays and streamline your hiring process.


To build successful teams, you need to make quick and effective hiring decisions about candidates. Pre-employment background checks are an important part of the process.

But receiving written consent can be challenging for some employers, especially if candidates don’t have access to a printer, fax machine, or computer to fill out consent forms. A delay in getting consent can slow down the hiring process.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires written consent from candidates before running a background check.When you consider that running background checks involves sensitive information that could affect candidates’ chances of getting a job, it’s easy to understand why. Companies that run background checks without getting consent from candidates can face significant legal trouble.

Before performing a background check or submitting personal information to a consumer reporting agency (CRA) like GoodHire (or any background screening agency), employers must notify the applicant/employee in writing. The notice must explain that the results of the background check will be used for hiring, promotion, or retention purposes.

After disclosing the intent to perform a background check, employers have to get written authorization from applicants/employees acknowledging that the report may be used for employment decisions. If employers plan to screen employees for the duration of the employment period, this must be indicated in the authorization.

Once an employer receives the written consent, information about the applicant/employee may be securely provided to the CRA or screening company.

To help minimize delays and streamline your hiring process, GoodHire now offers three forms of consent that comply with the FCRA.

1. GOODHIRE E-CONSENT

E-consent makes the whole process easier for both employers and candidates. Employers simply provide GoodHire with a candidate’s name and email address, and we contact the candidate to electronically sign and confirm their consent to run a pre-employment background check.

We’ve also optimized the e-consent processes for mobile devices. Candidates can electronically sign and verify their consent through their smartphones, making it easier and more accessible for candidates to move through the process quickly.

2. GOODHIRE CONSENT FORM

GoodHire offers an FCRA-compliant consent form for candidate disclosure, authorization, and consent for the procurement of consumer reports.This form is best used when you have a candidate onsite so you can get their consent right away without waiting for them to sign and send in the consent form. This consent form complies with federal law, but additional state laws may apply based on your location and your applicant’s state of residence.

3. CUSTOM EMPLOYER CONSENT FORM

If you prefer to use your own consent form, you can set up custom text. This approach makes the most sense if your company has its own legal department.

To use your own consent form, contact our sales team and provide the form text as a Word document. GoodHire will review the form to determine if it meets our acceptance criteria. If your form meets all requirements, we’ll use your custom consent form for your future background screening.

Getting candidate consent is essential to a compliant pre-employment background screening process. That’s why GoodHire gives you options. After all, background screening isn’t your full-time job. GoodHire handles consent (and the rest of the process) so it doesn’t have to be.

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