Background Check Process


A background check is comprised of various searches that are designed to reveal different kinds of information about a person. While some organizations use background checks to qualify volunteers or potential tenants, they are mostly used to determine a person’s suitability for employment or professional advancement within a company. Companies conduct background checks to protect their workforce, customers, and assets, and to minimize their exposure to negligent hiring claims.

Crossover requires background checks as part of the onboarding process for new hires. The checklist for this background search includes a reminder to include an authorization form because Crossover requires the contractor's permission to conduct the search. Crossover may also require other documents, depending on what country the contractor is from.

The Background Check process is performed internationally by our partner, SafestHires.

For important notes and frequently-asked-questions, please skip to the next section.

Step-by-Step Guide

You will need to download the Disclosure & Authorization Form and fill it out by following these steps:

  1. Log into the Crossover website.

  2. Click on the Start Process button on Step 7 of the Onboarding Process screen. You will be redirected to the SafestHires website.
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  3. This will open the Crossover Background Screening Portal in a new tab. Please read through the instructions to be able to Continue to the Next Step:
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  4. Complete the Applicant Demographics section with all the required information. For Non US Citizens, kindly fill out the US Citizens Only sections with the suggested data for each field.
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  5. Click on the Continue To Next Step - Review/Sign Forms button to review and sign the necessary documents for the background check.
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  6. Fill out and review the forms listed in the documents section. Please make sure to check if your country has additional requirements you need to upload for your background check.
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  7. Some documents will require that you add your digital signature - click on the red box and use your mouse or touchpad to sign the document:
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  8. Once you the signature has been added you can download a copy of the documents for your own records. 
  9. Upon successful completion of the documents, you will get the confirmation window with a reference order number for your background check.
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  10. Once this has been completed, you can return to the Crossover website and click on Submit.
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After submission of your background check through the SafestHires website; you will be able to move onto the next step on your Onboarding Process.

Important Notes and FAQ

  • Please always make sure to check if your country has additional requirements you need to upload for your background check.
  • Keep your reference number from SafestHires in case you need to perform changes onto your background check process at any time.

Where does SafestHires get its data?

SafestHires partners with a variety of FCRA-certified providers whose comprehensive databases compile state and federal records. Our team of experienced court researchers conducts on-site courthouse record checks, while a team of educational, license and employment search specialists pursues direct verification of candidate credentials.

Will I receive a notification once my background check is performed?

You will not be notified once this process is completed. To protect candidates’ privacy and ensure the security of their data, background reports are only notified and made available to our Human Resources department.

How long does it take SafestHires to complete their reports?

Report delivery time varies with country and requirements. The Standard Report can take approximately from 2 to 4 days.

Can I ask for a copy of my Background Check?

Please contact Crossover Support to check with our Human Resources department if a copy can be facilitated to you.




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    Ashok Singha

    I was unemployed for quite some time so due to financial hardship I have a low credit score. I wanted to know if a low credit score can result in a negative background check result and will that prevent me from joining crossover?

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    Kristen Jones

    Hi Ashok,

    Crossover's background includes a criminal check only. 


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    Jeff Stark

    Kristen -- they don't do a credit check or anything but criminal? That seems odd.

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    Kristen Jones

    Hi Jeff - No, it is not part of our process for Crossover. 

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    Yogesh P. Dhakad

    +1 Kristen Jones

    It is clearly mentioned this is an international criminal background check and thus includes a criminal background check.

    Per my experience this process was very smooth and exactly as it is documented here.

    For all new applicants => please bear in mind that processes at Crossover are driven heavily by playbooks and every process is documented very well.

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