Employers need to make sure they are not experiencing candidate fall off because of a poor background check experience, according to a recent CareerBuilder study. The survey found 38% of employers 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%, have tested their background check experience themselves. When employers did test their process, 14% rated their background check candidate experience as fair or poor.
A poorly conducted background check is one of the most common reasons employers lose candidates that have already accepted job offers; 21% of employers who have lost candidates that have accepted a job offer say it was because background screening took too long, and 20% said it was because a candidate had a poor experience with background screening. FULL ARTICLE