Did you know that employee background checks must be from a certified Credit Reporting Agency? It didn’t used to be that way. In the not so distant past, your employee background checks could come from any information source you could find.
It used to be pretty simple. All you had to do was go to any number of websites for your pre employment screening. The problem that was discovered was the accuracy of the credit report. As more job seekers were denied employment due to these inaccuracies, it eventually turned into a legal issue. Employers were relying on bad information to make decisions. Job seekers had little recourse, as these websites were unwilling to correct the issues or to work to resolve them between the employer and job seeker.
The end result is that legislation was passed to protect both parties. By limiting the companies who could give a report to an employer, quality standards were put into place. The employers are now guaranteed to have more accurate information. Job seekers are given an opportunity to correct any incorrect information found on a report and then have that information passed back to the employer.
Job seekers must also give permission to have these employee background checks conducted. This serves a two-fold purpose: job seekers must be aware of the checks to be conducted, and therefore have an opportunity to be honest and forthcoming about any potential information that will be discovered.
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