Checkr

Background screening solution for small to large businesses

About Checkr

Checkr is a cloud-based screening solution designed to help businesses of all sizes manage background verification for employees and job applicants. The platform enables users to streamline workflows, add new users, share candidate records with review team, and insert multiple checks at different stages of recruitment.

Checkr comes with a centralized dashboard, which displays a colour-coded status for every screening performed for each candidate. Features include in-house monitoring, information encryption, third-party testing, real-time audit logs, and data source tracking. Its screenings management feature facilitates checks for Social Security Number (SSN) trace, criminal records, credentials verification, drugs, and more. Besides, its artificial intelligence-based (AI) system automatically classifies records based on FCRA, EEOC and other state regulations.

Checkr enables hiring managers to pull consumer credit reports for verifying financial performance and get insights into credit accounts, liabilities, late payments, charge-offs, and public records. The platform integrates with various applicant tracking systems and third-party applications such as Oracle, Kenexa, Workday, and Greenhouse.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Checkr

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Features

Total features of Checkr: 18

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Background Screening
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Verification
  • Employment Screening
  • Instant Check
  • Job Application Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Screening Services Integration
  • Self Service Portal
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics

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Sterling

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#3 Alternative to Checkr
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(238)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Brett N.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easiest background checker around!!

Reviewed on 2019-05-16

Checkr gives me the chance to look at the whole picture of someone I’m hiring giving me the chance...

Checkr gives me the chance to look at the whole picture of someone I’m hiring giving me the chance to make a sound and safe hiring decision for the company.

Pros

How easy it was to navigate around the site it wasn’t a long drawn out process like other sites!

Cons

The lay out could have been better. Things placed in different areas than they were.

Alternatives Considered

Asurint

Reasons for Switching to Checkr

Because of their ratings and from word of mouth of other colleagues in the same industry and position as myself.
Thomas Y.
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Product to us

Reviewed on 2022-01-27

Solid

Solid

Pros

Easy to use and good communication with customer support.

Cons

Some responses are slow, but not necessarily due to Checkr and various county's are manual and slow to respond.

Michelle D.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Customer Service discrepancies & constant issues; nobody Account Manager

Reviewed on 2022-05-25

Not a great first impression for us.

A lot of email communication which is a time suck. No...

Not a great first impression for us.

A lot of email communication which is a time suck. No available customer service to remedy your issues in a timely manner. We've made the decision to look for a company that provides an account manager or live support.

Pros

The product is fairly easy to use and turn-around was very quick

Cons

1 - The Employment Verification section is all over the place. The timeline and description of what their process is within the background check results is very confusing due to the language/descriptions and time stamps they use. It really doesn't make a ton of sense and they need to fix it. You also have no idea what time zone they are referencing.

2- lack of CS teams understanding of our needs/inaccurate set-up + it all is done via email (you don't speak to a live rep).

3- Turn around time - I'm finding its taking 10+ rather lengthy emails back and forth to explain what I need...and still encountering background check errors due to wrong set-up.

3 - No live support. This is the biggest issue for me. It would be much easier to discuss platform issues with an assigned account manager. Consequently, I have to wait daily for a response from their CS team, and have several background checks that are in queue but can't be processed due to the background check packages not being set-up properly. This is also holding up our current background check process.

Bryce Z.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Wonderful software solution for a variety of businesses.

Reviewed on 2022-02-01

We have loved the ability to submit hundreds of background checks and to quickly and easily see...

We have loved the ability to submit hundreds of background checks and to quickly and easily see their status/results.

Pros

I like that Checkr is an easy-to use and well-supported online solution. We really appreciate the ability to pick and choose what features we want and that Checkr has a pricing solution for any combination of features.

Cons

As with any background check system it can be frustrating when dealing with improper background check information or errors that come up when requesting a background check due to user (applicant) input error.

Alternatives Considered

HireRight and GoodHire

Reasons for Choosing Checkr

Pricing, availability of features, customizability, API, and ease of use.

Reasons for Switching to Checkr

Checkr offered the most solutions and the most flexibility for what we wanted to do.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Vast Improvement Over Sterling

Reviewed on 2022-02-04

Pros

Much more agile, easy to use, and cheaper than Sterling - a far, far better user experience for both the administrator and candidate.

Cons

Nothing to note! Great customer service and lots of attention in the onboarding.

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Checkr offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing is available on request. Contact Checkr for details.

Checkr has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Checkr supports the following languages:

English

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Checkr integrates with the following applications:

ClearCompany, Greenhouse, Lever, Oracle Cloud HCM, Paylocity

Checkr offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support

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