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Four Quick Tips for Selecting a Global Background Check Supplier


Use a Competent International Background Check Service Provider – More and more U.S. screening companies offer international background check services however it is not only important to make sure that the background check provider you are using is “cost effective,” but it is absolutely essential to confirm the fact that the provider has more than a passing knowledge of the the local laws governing background screening in the countries they intend to provide support to your organization.  Make sure the supplier only provides information that is legally permissible to access and can be used for employment purposes from the host country.

Make Sure Your Supplier Maintains Adequate Security of Personal Data – Ensure that your contract with your screening provider is in writing and makes reference to their adherence to local legal provisions as well as security of personal data.

Errors and Omission Coverage – Ensure that the screening provider carries sufficient professional indemnity to cover international data not just data collected and processed within the United States. Screening providers not thoroughly familiar with the necessary insurance coverage required for transborder data may neglect to cover data collected, transferred, and processed internationally.

Ensure the screening provider provides sufficient documentation identifying your organization as an additional insured on their policy as well as require certificate holder status information in your agreement with the screening provider.

Establish Personal Data Retention based on Country business rules – Make sure that both you and your supplier only keep employment application forms, data, and other materials collected during the vetting process (including databases) containing the applicant’s personal information based on country specific data retention periods. Ensure that the supplier does not use the information you give them on a separate inquiry i.e. shared access archives or previously performed background check services.

Aletheia Consulting Group provides multinational companies best in class International Background Check Provider Vendor Evaluation and Audits. If you would like to learn more about our Services for Multinational Employers please feel free to contact us at Terry.Corley@AletheiaConsultingGroup.co.

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