Recruiting software can be a major game changer for construction companies who are looking to hire and onboard employees more efficiently. Most HR software is designed to post job listings to multiple platforms at the touch of a button and get new hires quickly up to speed. And while automating these recruiting tasks can reduce your time to hire, there are other areas of the process that can slow you down like drug testing, E-Verify and background checks. If your recruiting and onboarding software doesn’t extend these features, your hiring process will never be as fast or effective as it could be.
Below are three features your HR recruiting and onboarding software should offer.
Drug testing is a common part of the recruiting and hiring process. Although not required for private construction or other field services positions, the exception being those construction positions that fall under a specific law or agency, like the Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or other federal contractors, drug testing does give companies peace of mind about the safety of their workers.
According to the National Safety Council, workers with substance use disorders miss two more weeks annually than their peers, averaging nearly five weeks (24.6 days) a year. Most of these extra days of missed work are associated with illness and injury. Being able to more effectively screen both your applicants and workers can help reduce safety risks.
Arcoro’s drug screening services can be used to conduct 5-panel and 10-panel drug screens, DOT Look Alike and DOT Regulated Lab screenings. It offers drug testing via laboratory or onsite. Its tox cup tests for 14 drugs including marijuana, cocaine, meth amphetamines, opiates and oxycodone.
E-Verify screening services help ensure your new hires are eligible to work within the United States. It’s an important step in the hiring process that shouldn’t be missed as the paperwork is necessary for federal contractor and subcontractor compliance.
E-Verify, authorized by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, is a web-based system through which employers electronically confirm the employment eligibility of their employees. Employers create cases based on information taken from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. E-Verify then electronically compares that information to records available to the US Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. The employer usually receives a response within a few seconds either confirming the employee’s employment eligibility or indicating that the employee needs to take further action to complete the case.
Arcoro’s E-Verify partner ensures new hires are eligible to work in your state. The feature is a valuable add-on that automates candidate verification based on their I-9 information.
Background checks give employers insight into candidates to help make sure they’re finding the best possible fit. For example, some employers might try to find out about a candidate’s work history, education, criminal record, financial history, or use of social media. Except for certain restrictions related to medical and genetic information, the EEOC states it’s not illegal for an employer to ask questions about an applicant’s or employee’s background, or to require a background check. It’s also important to note that any information learned from a background check can’t be used to discriminate based on race, age, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or genetic information, according to the EEOC.
Manually performing a background check could take a huge amount of time considering all of the different avenues to check, including verifying a candidate’s Social Security number, work history, credit, driving record, criminal record, vehicle registration, court records, references, sex offender information and military records. Having an HR solution that automates the background check process is an extra feature that pays for itself in saved time and money.
Arcoro’s background check packages include: Social sScurity validation and address tracking, National Comprehensive search including all alias names, National Sex Offender search, statewide or county searches, motor vehicles record search and CDL check for commercial drivers, employment verification, education verification and credit history report.
Arcoro’s Drug and Background Screening
Arcoro Drug and Background Screening is integrated with the Arcoro ATS (applicant tracking system) and allows companies to order, track and view test results directly within the ATS. Visibility into the entire process provides recruiters with up-to-date screening results and centralizes all of the pre-employment information, saving time and money.
Users benefit from the following:
- Conveniently request background checks and drug tests within the Arcoro ATS
- Check and test results are reported back through and documented in the Arcoro ATS
- View, print and share easy-to-read left aligned reports
- Nationwide lab partners include Quest and LabCorp
- Terrorist-OFAC Watch list check is included in background packages
- Personal attention ensures you receive the correct background information on even the most common names (using SSN for verification)
- Competitive pricing
Making your hiring processes more efficient involves more than just posting job listings and having an online application. If your hiring software doesn’t offer the extras listed above, contact us today to see how you can benefit from Arcoro’s HR hiring package.