What You Can Do:
Instant background checks have both advantages and disadvantages. Many online background check companies that offer “instant nationwide” searches use only one database. The result is that you can think you’re receiving a thorough background check when in reality, it’s more of a quick sweep that misses a lot of potential “dirt” on your subject.
By choosing a quality company that will communicate with you about your background checking needs, you can find out when an instant type of check would be suitable. For instance, if you must do a point of sale check or have to conduct a search quickly, that you may follow up with a more thorough one later, instant checks may work well for your needs.