While employers are planning next year's business strategies and personnel decisions, they should consider these five tips for screening job candidates by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

1. Be complete: An employer can avoid negligent hiring by conducting a comprehensive background search. When an employer only looks at partial or out-of-date information, it can be just as ineffective as not conducting a background check at all.

2. Be efficient: Recruiters value time, so an employer should rely on technology to improve efficiencies. Background screening providers can offer ways to better the process while saving time and money.

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