How can I order a Checkr Background Check from GoCo?

Once the Checkr Integration is enabled for your GoCo Account, you can initiate background checks for your new hires from within GoCo!

Congratulations on connecting Checkr and GoCo.

You will now see a Background Check template in your Workflows templates page.Screen Shot 2022-01-19 at 2.27.02 PM

How to add background checks to your hiring workflow:

Check out our help article on starting a workflow from another workflow to add the background check workflow into your hiring workflow.

Once the task is created, drag it up to the top of the workflow, above the Hiring section. 

Under Assignees, set the task to be completed by the workflow starter.

📌 Pro Tip: when you click select, start typing "workflow" (instead of scrolling through the list) and select "Workflow Starter"

Don't forget to review and publish to save these changes! 

How to Order a Background Check:

Note: If you choose NOT to include the background check in your hiring workflow, you will need to start the Background Check workflow from the Workflow Templates page and jump to Step 3 below. 

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If you have the background check workflow attached to your hiring workflow, every time you add a new team member, the first step will be to kick off the background check. 

  1. From the team page, click +Add Person and fill out your new hire's name and email address. Note: if you have multiple hiring workflows, make sure you have selected the one that includes the background check task. 
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  2. Click start on the background check task.
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  3. Select from the dropdown the state your new hire will be working in as well as the type of background check you would like to run for this person. 
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    1. If you have Account Hierarchy set up in Checkr, you will be required to select which Account Hierarchy Node you want to use for each employee. For more help on Account Hierarchy Nodes in Checkr, click here
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Your employee will immediately receive an email prompting them to submit their information on the Checkr site. They will have 7 days to do so before the link expires (bonus: they will receive a daily reminder email). 

In the meantime, you can continue on your hiring and onboarding process. GoCo will send you a notification when the report is complete with the status of the screening and a link to view it on Checkr. 


Check out the video on the steps above!


Happy Hiring! 🤠