About Checkr

Checkr is an AI-powered staffing and background screening solution. This solution enables employers to perform background checks, while reducing complexity, mitigating risks, and increasing productivity within the hiring process. Additionally, Checkr offers a candidate portal that is mobile-friendly and aims to improve the candidate experience. The solution offers integration with third-party HR and recruiting systems, embedding background checks into the existing systems through APIs. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Checkr helps organizations discover hiring patterns via real-time dashboards and relevant insights. Support for the solution is provided via email and an online help center.
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Checkr pricing

Checkr does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Checkr paid version starts at US$29.99.

Starting Price:
US$29.99
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
No

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Checkr Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 274 View all reviews
Richard
Richard
  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 08/02/2022

Great service with simple API setup

The easy-to-use API and webhooks enable our organization to process hundreds of background checks automatically. We would not be able to run at the scale we are without this ability.

Pros

Being able to configure webhooks directly in the dashboard makes it a snap to connect Checkr to external Applicant Tracking Systems. This makes implementation possible even in low- or no-code organizations.

Cons

Some of the reports and background check results can be difficult to interpret. Thankfully customer service walked us through all of it.

Joe
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 01/02/2022

Essential Tool in HR

Checkr provides an easy to use and essential background check solution that is transparent to employees/applicants. Pricing of the solution is fair and no subscription is needed. For larger organizations a more automated process would be best to use and new contenders have better APIs and automation. Check your use case and need for automation before deciding on a background check solution.

Pros

- Transparent to employees and applicants that are being checked
- Easy to use online interface
- Very affordable yet comprehensive background check
- Quick learning curve for new admins

Cons

- Online interface is dated and could use a UI refresh
- Notifications and automation could be more advanced

Alternatives Considered

GoodHire

Reasons for Switching to Checkr

- Transparency / industry leading position - Fairly priced
kim
  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
2

2
Reviewed on 19/06/2024

Waste Of Time and Money

It was disappointing in many areas and I would not use them again.

Pros

I can't say I liked anything about my experience with Checkr.

Cons

You can't speak to any customer service representative. All email or chat. Background took a long time, weeks, and they kept pushing the date back. In addition, it only went back 7 years which I was not aware of so it did not help. Someone could have been a serial killer 8 years ago and you would not know it. It was a complete waste of time and money. Would never use this company again.

Mara
  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 01/02/2022

Great Product When Working with Planning Center

Really good, very happy with the product.

Pros

I like that Checkr integrates with our church software, Planning Center. Making its use by my staff really easy.

Cons

It can be a little complicated on the back side if you're not sure what you're doing. I don't give many people access to that.

Liz
  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/02/2022

Great choice for Planning Center integration

Pros

We use this as an integration with Planning Center to background check our many volunteers. It is quick and easy to use. I like that it provides an estimate of when the background check will be completed, allows you to cancel the invitation, and provides tags to filter the information for easy budget tracking.

Cons

The thing I wish they would change most is remove lines that contain cancelled invitations. It is a waste of space. I would also like to see the tags as a column on the Candidates page.

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