The Challenges And Solutions For A Successful International Background Screening Program


Global Background Screening PartnerInternational Background Screening brings forth a unique set of issues and challenges that makes it very different from what has become standard practice for background screening here in the United States.  It is important that these differences are clearly understood before an international screening program is designed and implemented for clients that wish to screen outside of the US. 

In general, international screening is significantly more expensive and complex than domestic background screening for the following reasons:

  • Intricacy involved with developing domain knowledge and the infrastructure required to deliver these services in over 200 countries and territories worldwide;
  • Knowledge of laws, privacy regulations and customs within specific countries;  
  • Necessity to have access to people with the ability to speak a wide variety of languages;
  • Necessity to operate around the clock to accommodate time differences;
  • Intricate domain knowledge required to provide the appropriate level of accuracy and quality while complying with the country-specific laws and restrictions;
  • Necessity to address multiple currency exchanges and the legitimate fees associated with accessing public information abroad;
  • Significant difference in the amount of detailed, country-specific and product-specific information required from a prospective employee to complete the background check.

To ensure the highest quality screening information is provided across the globe, Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) has invested significant time, dollars, and resources in developing a network of knowledgeable international partners that are located in each country and are well trained and competent in their investigative abilities.

EBI is committed to providing employers with valuable education and resources on changing legislation and cutting-edge and compliant solutions to meet international background screening needs.

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