What is a background check?
Contrary to popular belief, 73% of all U.S. companies perform thorough employee background investigations on all candidates, not just those applying for upper management positions. There are numerous reasons why a person may run a background check on another individual. Employers perform background checks on potential employees to fight employee theft, property managers run background checks on incoming tenants, parents run nanny background checks, and some people even try to find background information on people they date!
What do background checks accomplish?
There are a number of benefits associated with performing background checks online. Background check services can help confirm a person’s qualifications, locate a persons address, solidify their character, verify their educational background, alert an employer about potential issues relating to criminal history, credit history, and legal working status. In the following infographic, we’ll outline the typical process of a background investigation. In addition, we’ll illustrate how to find the right provider once you’ve decided you want to run a background check, go through a list of the most common infractions found when running one, and shed light on the “the dark side” of background checking services.
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