Background Check Stage - Checkr

Background Check with Checkr Stage (USA) is a stage that integrates with Checkr to bring to the workflow the ability to run background checks and/or MVR reports.  This stage is very versatile allowing you to split the actions required for running a check (collect consent and run check) or doing both action together.  

Checkr Account Needed

You must have a Checkr account in order to use this stage, see the article on how to integrate Checkr with your Fountain account here


What's Covered

Set up Package Type

Pick the Report Package type that you want to run on the applicant. You can consider running a MVR first, and wait for the result of that report before running another package. To do so, add two Background Check with Checkr Stage (USA), one for MVR and another for a criminal check. You can even add Rules in the middle sort only cleared MVR applicants into the second background check stage. 


**Report Package types may vary from account to account, consult Checkr about your's company-specific packages.

Collect Consent

In order to run any checks with Checkr, you'll need the applicant to sign a consent to allow your company to run a check.

You can collect this consent alongside running the report. Or you can collect the consent first and run the background check later. If you choose to run the background check later, make sure to add another Background Check with Checkr Stage (USA) later in the workflow and adjust the settings to run the check then. 

Stage Action

Pick an action for this stage. You can choose to run the report immediately and keep the applicant in the stage until the report results return (may take a few days depending on the package type) or to advance the applicant forward and not run the report until later.

If you choose to skip the run now, make sure to add another Background Check Stage Checkr (USA) later in the workflow and set that stage to run the report.

We recommend choosing the option to Run report & advance upon final status: Clear, Consider (Engaged), Consider (Post Adverse Action) if you plan to use the Rule Stage to automatically sort your applicants based on their report status. 

Progressive Check

Fountain supports Checkr's Progressive Check functionality. If the required packages to run progressive check is available, the Progressive Check options shows up (see picture) in the Workflow Editor. Once this option is checked, Checkr will run a Progressive Check on a candidate. Checkr will run the MVR check first, if the candidate passes, it'll then run the rest of the background check on the candidate.


Unsupported ScreenTypes

Customers can see the screen types that are unsupported by Fountain system. Go to the Integration page, then Checkr to see the unsupported screen types. An example package with unsupported screen type: 


ScreenTypes Fountain currently does not support:

  • Drug Screening
  • Occupational Health Screening
  • Personal Reference Check
  • Professional Reference Check
  • Credit Report
  • Professional License Verification
  • International Criminal Search
  • International Education Verification
  • International Employment Verification
  • International Global Watchlist Search


Notifications (Optional)

Depending on your workflow setup, you may want to notify either the applicant or the Opening owner on the status of the report. If you choose to collect the consent first and run the background check later, we recommend notifying the applicant so they are aware that their report has begun.


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