How To Screen Employees and Tenants

How To Screen Employees and Tenants by Marc Hurwitz


If you’re an employer or landlord, chances are you conduct background checks on potential employees or tenants.

When conducting a background check, there are a few rules you should keep in mind. First, the subject should sign a consent form that you keep. Click here for the form we give our clients to use. 

Next, when conducting research, make sure you obtain a report compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This includes limits in scope as to how many years you can look back. It also means that the subject can request a copy of the background report you pulled when making your hiring decision. If you did not pull an FCRA-compliant report, you may be in a world of trouble.

Crossroads Investigations offers an online, low-cost solution for employee and tenant screening that is compliant with all applicable federal regulations. It’s the best of both worlds – low-cost and it will keep you in compliance. You can even run credit on our system.  You can apply for a free account by clicking here. Once you have an account, you will be able to login and run reports whenever you’d like.

Clients have also found these reports useful for nanny-screening. There have been countless examples where our clients have rescinded conditional offers of employment upon learning of past criminal activity, extreme financial vulnerabilities or poor driving histories.

You can find more information, including rates, by going to the Employment & Tenant Screening tab of our website.



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