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Some Details On Background Checks

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 7   |   Comments: 0

The use of background report is becoming a common phenomenon in today's job market. The corporate world is requiring all its employees or job applicants to undertake checks to ensure all the information they provide is truthful. The need for caution is even more now than earlier mainly because of safety and security measures. No matter the status or position of your employment, a check into one's life has to be done. Fear has risen among employees who worry that employers can go digging up information that does not relate to a job or vacancy. In their defence the employers indicate that they are only being cautious.

To understand this concept, first we need to know why these checks are necessary to employers. The market today calls for a thorough background report of employees hence companies or organization follow suit. To prevent lawsuits that may otherwise arise due to inappropriate hiring of staff, state background checks help to counter this. Child smuggling rings have resulted in tougher measures to prevent this syndicate hence all employees that care for children are screened. The global war on terrorism has made security concerns a priority of any nation thus not just anyone can be hired without first knowing his/her identity. Due to the significance of their jobs; executives, directors or officers require tougher screening than the rest. They have access to large resources and a considerable amount of power thus the need for caution. Applicants today may tend to falsify their resume so as to make it appear fit for a certain job description. They try to prey on the knowledge that employers don't have the time to
run checks on them. In the US, state background checks are a necessity for a certain category of jobs. They include those working in retirement homes and adoption agencies. The advent of modern technology has made it cheaper and faster to vet an employee or applicant.

A background check often includes the social security number, credit records, bankruptcy status, medical records, driving records, educational records, criminal records, vehicle registration, court records, property ownership, and personal references, past employers, drug test records, incarcerations records, military records, character references and state licensing records. Information that is not usually included is criminal history, any arrests that may have taken place in the life of an individual, bankruptcy status though it is usually public knowledge and any compensation that an employee may have been awarded in the past. Permission is required by employers to access certain records that include medical, educational and military service. Proper procedure has to be followed by employers in conducting this kind of process. It requires the permission of the applicant or employee as stated in the law. In most cases, falsifying a resume is a criminal offensive and the employer can take stern measures against you.

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