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Zenefits is a cloud-based human resources information system (HRIS) that features user dashboards, core human resources, benefits administration, onboarding and employee scheduling. When new employees are hired, HR professionals using... Read more
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ADP Workforce Now is a human capital management solution for companies with more than 50 employees. The core capabilities of the solution include human resources management, payroll, benefits, talent management, compliance, time and... Read more
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Workforce Ready by Kronos is a human resources (HR) platform that combines workforce management with human capital management (HCM) capabilities and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. Kronos Workforce Ready is a single cloud-based... Read more
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ClearCompany is a software system that works for human resources (HR) and recruiting teams across both public and private industries. The ClearCompany Talent Alignment Platform connects recruiting, new employee onboarding and performance... Read more
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RUN, powered by ADP, is a web-based payroll solution designed for small businesses. The solution can be deployed on either iPhones, iPads or on any touchscreen device. RUN can integrate with multiple third-party accounting software... Read more
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Newton's applicant tracking system is a cloud-based recruiting solution designed by recruiters to help recruiting professionals manage workflows in all stages of recruiting. Newton is fully mobile and can be accessed on any device.... Read more
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BambooHR is a cloud-based human resources (HR) software service for small and midsize businesses. BambooHR offers small and growing companies a human resource information system (HRIS) that includes an applicant tracking system (ATS)... Read more
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Paycor’s Perform is an integrated cloud-based software suite that offers functionality to encompasses the entire employee lifecycle - from recruiting and onboarding to time and attendance management. Collectively, the solution offers... Read more
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JazzHR is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applicant tracking system. Founded in 2009, JazzHR provides recruiting and hiring software accessible to businesses of all sizes. JazzHR’s sourcing tools enable users to post jobs, mirror... Read more
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The iCIMS Talent Acquisition Platform provides cloud-based software that enables users to manage the candidate lifecycle. The TextRecruit module is a mobile engagement platform with text messaging, live chat and natural language... Read more
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The BirdDogHR Talent Management System offers cloud-based applicant tracking and performance management software for organizations in all industries, especially construction, manufacturing, engineering and skilled trades. The Talent... Read more
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Ultimate Software’s UltiPro® is a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution designed to help organizations manage their HR, payroll, and talent needs. A configurable solution, UltiPro has functionality for recruiting and... Read more
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Vibe HCM offers both HR transactions & compliance and strategic employee engagement in one HCM platform for midsize businesses. Vibe HCM offers recruiting, onboarding, communication and connection, HR management, talent development... Read more
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The Applicant Manager (TAM) is a cloud-based applicant tracking solution that helps recruiting agencies and teams to streamline their hiring and onboarding process. The solution lets users track job postings and actively engage quality... Read more
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SyncHR is a single-source core human resources (HR), payroll and benefits solution with one data model to support the entire system. The cloud-based design allows SyncHR to provide a real-time solution across functional areas within... Read more
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iSolved is a unified, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution that offers key workforce functions including payroll, HR, time and attendance and benefits enrollment, as well as people-centric functions such as learning... Read more
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Saba TalentSpace is a talent development solution suitable for small and midsize businesses. The integrated suite offers comprehensive tools for learning and development, recognition, coaching and feedback. TalentSpace offers an interactive... Read more
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Netchex is a cloud-based human resource (HR) and payroll management solution designed for midsize and large enterprises. Key features include recruiting and onboarding management, payroll management, tax compliance, time and attendance... Read more
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Jobvite Hire is a cloud-based applicant tracking system (ATS) that enables users to manage hiring processes including job distribution, screening, interviewing and sending out offers. It’s suitable for midsize and enterprise recruiting... Read more
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BizRun is cloud-based human resources (HR) solution. Core features include timekeeping, PTO and leave management, centralized employee recordkeeping, a photo board, compensation management, employee and supervisor self service and... Read more
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In theory, background checks should be the easiest part of the hiring workflow. If you're part of the 72 percent of companies that perform a background check on every new hire though, you know that this final hurdle to employment can still come with its fair share of headaches—even if the results come back clean.
Between maintaining mountains of paperwork for compliance purposes, keeping track of payments to background check providers and updating the status of candidates in your hiring pipeline, there are more than a few steps where errors can, and do, occur. Errors lead to delays, and delays mean potentially pushing back a new hire starting date. That's no good.
Which is why if you're looking to save time, ensure accuracy and reduce costly delays with employee background checks, you should consider background check software: systems designed to help HR personnel stay on top of this small but important process.
If you're new to background check software, this Buyer's Guide can help. Below, we'll go over everything you need to know to find the right system for your needs.
Here's what we'll cover:
What Is Background Check Software?
Common Background Check Software Functionality
Businesses That Benefit the Most From Background Check Software
Key Considerations When Evaluating Background Check Providers
As the name implies, background check software helps companies digitize and automate processes pertaining to requesting, obtaining, paying for and tracking the status of employee background checks. More accurately, background check software is a combination of software and service—vendors either offer background check services themselves (rare) or partner with someone who does (more common).
Compared to disparate emails and paper files, background check software offers a more secure, centralized and streamlined solution that can save you time while ensuring nothing with regard to background checks falls through the cracks.
Background check overview screen in Newton
Background check software can be purchased either stand-alone (e.g., Intelifi's Emerge) or as an optional feature set integrated within a more comprehensive recruiting or onboarding software platform (e.g., Newton).
When researching different background check software vendors, you should expect to find these features in a majority of systems:
|Background check ordering||Enter candidate details, select the type of background check you want and submit payment.|
|Status tracking||Keep track of the status of different background checks. Automatically notify the responsible party when they have a task to complete.|
|Document management||Store background check documents. Documents can be searched for or attached to candidate profiles in a recruiting software system.|
|Digital signature||All parties—candidates, employers, background check service providers—can read and sign documents in-system.|
|Results and reporting||See the results of background checks and generate standardized reports for stakeholders.|
Software functionality is just one half of the equation though. You should also learn which types of background check services a vendor or their partnered providers can offer. Here are some common options to ask about:
Depending on your company, there may also be more industry-specific background checks you should include on your must-have list. Fleet companies, for example, should ensure their vendor offers motor vehicle screenings, while those in finance may require credit checks.
If you only do background checks for a few select roles or don't do a ton of hiring outside of seasonal spikes, it's unlikely that you'll get enough value out of dedicated background check software to warrant the cost. On the other hand, if you're one of these types of businesses, background check software is more than a worthwhile investment:
There isn't a ton of variance when it comes to the background check software itself. If it has the functionality you want, is intuitive to use and has great reviews from other users, you should be good to go.
The background check provider that will actually be performing the service requires more scrutiny. Here are some things to look out for when evaluating them: