Conducting a pre-employment background check: What does it entail?

several reasons, including providing a safer environment for existing employees and improving the efficiency of the hiring process. But what all is covered when you decide to conduct a background check before an offer has been extended? Education Verification Unfortunately, some applicants choose to embellish their educational history in order to fit the requirements of a position they may not be qualified for with their actual credentials. A background screen can ensure that a candidate actually did attend the college or training program  — and received the degree or certification — that his or her resume claims. Employment Verification Likewise, false statements under “job history” can come up on candidates’ CVs. A screening service allows you to verify a candidate’s employment, time spent at each previous place of employment, and even the scope of each job so you can ensure you’re getting the full picture when considering a new hire. Criminal History When you think of the employment screening process, a person’s criminal history is usually what comes to mind. It’s true that even minor convictions can show up on a criminal reference check. Just because a candidate has an infraction on his or her record doesn’t mean that person is automatically disqualified from the job pool; however, some charges can disqualify candidates from working in certain environments, such as in schools. Driving Record Management may want to check the driving record for candidates applying for transportation positions. This screening ensures that candidates have a history of safe driving, as well as the required licenses for some positions, such as truck drivers or heavy machinery operators. These are just a few of the things that an employment background check could cover, and these screening processes are simple. To learn more about background checks, or to get started making great hiring decisions today, contact Mind Your Business.]]>

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