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Anybody experiencing delays with background checks / verifications?

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Anybody experiencing delays with background checks / verifications?

The good: I got a job offer! I signed it, as well as an NDA, non-competition agreement, etc.

The bad: The company doing my background check (or verification) is called HireRight https://www.hireright.com/ and it is taking forever.

I was told it can take only 3 business days to complete the verification... maybe 5 days .

Well, I uploaded the initial documents on May 28 and it is still "in progress". In other words, tomorrow will be 2 weeks (10 business days) and it is not done.

I emailed Hire Right asking if there is a problem, but they take a long time to reply to any email. If you call them, you can be on hold for about 15 mins. and then the system asks you to leave a message or disconnect.

Anybody knows what's going on? Is it just volume of people going back to work?
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Mar 31, 2008
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Prob volume, covid delays, etc. Just hang tight.
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It's on HR to follow up, not you.

Usually references or employment verification check takes the longest, up to a week sometimes. Education verfiication is the worst, 2-4 weeks sometimes.

See if it's conditional to pass all checks to start your job, if you pass some usually HR is okay to let you start your job until the rest clears.

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