Manager of Recruitment and Workforce Planning,
Texas A&M’s Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
Need for comprehensive coverage
When Rita Bowden, Manager of Recruitment and Workforce Planning at Texas A&M’s Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, started working at the university in 2014, she wasn’t confident that the background screening data from her former vendor partner was as comprehensive as it needed to be.
“We were using a different vendor then,” she explains, “and the criminal background checks that would come back to us just covered the National Criminal Database, the National Sex Offender Registry, and the state of Texas. That was all they ran. So I was very concerned because I felt that they were missing a huge portion of what could be out there.”
Rita explains that one of the things that led to her uneasiness was a review of previously collected data about the university’s new-hire applicants.