Nearly 2 in 5 Employers Have Lost a Job Candidate Because of a Poor Experience with Their Background

CHICAGO and ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Background checks are designed to validate candidate resumes and protect employers from negligent hiring risks, but employers need to make sure they are not experiencing candidate fall off because of a poor background check experience. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, more than a third of employers (38 percent) have lost a candidate because they had a negative experience with their background check; however, less than half of HR managers who conduct background checks (44 percent) have tested their background check experience themselves. When employers do test their process, they identify a less than ideal candidate experience, with around 1 in 6 (14 percent) rating their background check candidate experience as fair or poor. FULL RELEASE