One of the largest of Maryland’s counties near Washington, D.C., Montgomery County has a population of 1 million. Its neighbours include Carroll, Fairfax, Virginia, Frederick, Howard, and Prince George's counties, plus the District of Columbia to the south. A major biotechnology center and a hub for regional commerce, important employers here include Johns Hopkin University, Lockheed Martin, and Marriott International.
The county’s proximity to the nation’s capital, its plentiful suburbs, and its robust economy continue to attract professionals at every stage of their careers. Businesses can expect to be able to fill open positions with few delays and plenty of opportunities. Identifying and hiring top talent is the goal, but achieving it requires forethought. How can you say “yes” to an applicant knowing with confidence that he or she is an ideal fit for your business?
The answer lies with background checks. These tools offer a straightforward way to broadly assess an individual’s suitability for your business. The right tools can provide a quick, simple way to acquire and analyze necessary information.
If “quick” and “simple” aren’t words that you normally associate with your pre-employment screening policy, it’s time to reconsider what’s possible.
First, check local records in Montgomery County. Any information about convictions at this stage helps to narrow the field. In the next round of vetting for those who pass the first look, expand your scope to include adjacent counties and communities, including Frederick County. Skipping this step means potentially missing the opportunity to recognize that a new arrival has a checkered past in a neighboring county.
It’s essential to know how to access and use this information efficiently, but there are also rules in place concerning its use. In 2015, Montgomery County enacted a “ban the box” law applicable to private businesses with 15 or more employees. Employers must provide applicants with an initial interview before ordering any background checks. If disqualifying an applicant, you must provide him or her with a copy of the report and an explanation of your decision followed by a 7-day review period.
Before making any changes to your hiring policies, review the law to understand how it may apply to your business. Then acquire the necessary tools with assistance from backgroundchecks.com. Whether you hire one or one hundred people each month, our solutions deliver the same fast results.
Order a county-level background check for Montgomery County for that critical first look, then use our powerful US OneSEARCH for an instantly-generated report with a broad range covering Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Prince George's counties.
Each of these reports sources its information through independent state- and county-level databases. Data is subject to change. For the most up-to-date results available, we can provide an on-site search of courthouse records with results available within three business days.
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Do business in Montgomery County with confidence in your ability to identify the right individuals for the job at any time.
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