ARTICLE: All Background Checks Are Not Created Equal

Have you been paying around $2 or less for volunteer background checks?

If your check is instant or costs almost nothing, your check is almost certainly a “Nationwide” database search or “Super Search.” These terms sound great, but unfortunately they’re not. They depend on county or state jurisdictions to report their data. There are no rules around reporting, so only some local jurisdictions report data while others wait many months before reporting. Long story short, the data has huge holes and gaps and, if you are relying solely on these searches, you are likely missing critical information or relying on inaccurate information.

Read All Background Checks Are Not Created Equal to learn what you should be watching out for when evaluating screening solutions.