The Mystery of Employee Background Checks
Actually, there is no mystery in employee background checks. In fact, background checks help in removing the mystery from a potential employee’s background.
Careful employers use employee background checks as part of a comprehensive screening program. The information compiled by the professional background check company includes information obtained from public record resources as well as information obtained from other sources such as previous employers, friends, credit bureaus, and motor vehicle departments.
The employer may obtain some of this information directly, but more and more employers are outsourcing these tasks to a professional background check company that has developed sources and contacts to obtain information quickly and efficiently, as well as having the expertise to deliver the results in a format that is easy to understand, and is available to interpret and explain the results when necessary.
The professional background check company will also be available to discuss the limitations of employee background checks so there is no unreasonable expectation of the information included. Every background check company is regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act as to what information may or may not be included on an employee background check.
The information contained in the employee background check will help the employer remove the mystery by revealing past behavior of potential employees that may directly relate to the duties and responsibilities of the applicant.