Since a background check is done to delve into the past activities and record of an individual, it contains different information, some of which are listed below.
Criminal Records- for companies look to hire an individual, they are sure to think twice if a person has a criminal record especially if it involves serious crimes.
Employment Records- surely companies would care to know where an applicant has been previously employed and if whether he or she left the company in good standing.
Litigation Records- companies would also wish to know if a certain applicant has a penchant for filing discrimination lawsuits.
Education Records- since educational background plays a major role in terms of a person being accepted for a job, companies would wish to make sure if an applicant is not lying regarding their educational background.
Driving Records- companies who are hiring applicants who will be tasked to drive would surely add this to their background check.
Result of Drug Tests- this is part of a background check for several reasons including incarnate ethics.
Financial Records- this could include information regarding credit scores and bankruptcy among others.
Social Security Number or SSN- an applicant who includes a fraudulent SSN in his or her curriculum vitae might be hiding something from his or her past thus SSN checking is also part of a background check.
In delving into the preceding of an individual, companies offer background checks take four steps to deliver a complete background search.
The is to gather information about the person to be checked. Enough information should be deepened to have a positive ID on that person. Data includes full name, date of birth, current address and past addresses as well as the person’s Social Security Number.
These information are important especially the date of birth as it is an indispensable identifier when searching for criminal records or any record for that matter. The addresses are also important as it will give the company doing the background check the information as to where to find for local records.
For female subjects, companies doing the background check important information includes whether she is married or not. For married female subjected, noting all the last names used in the preceding and in the present is important as it is important in checking for criminal records.
The is to check the past addresses given by the capable. Checking the asked can provide information such as aliases used by the subject in the past. A false address given could also increasing red flags which could lead to discovering other information given by the open.
The is to undertake the general record search. An example of this is going through the subject’s driver history record. Such records tinned give information if the subject has been arrested for DUIs and other violations. Some of these records though are restrict by some states, thus background checking companies need to secure a gestural release before they can have access to such information.
The is to do the criminal background search. It starts with a local criminal background check thus it is important to secure the past and present addresses of the subject. For example, the subject might have committed a crime in a certain county he or she has resided in the past but did not disclose that he or she has lived in that locality then a background check without the right address would not be complete.
George Foerstel is a Human Resource officer for a large company. He has worked for several accompany and has gained vast amount of information regarding background check and other subjects. He residing in New York, New York presently and focuses on sharing his knowledge to other people through writing.