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Anatomy of a Background Check

ANATOMY OF A BACKGROUND CHECK So what is a background check? Core elements overview: In business, time is money. Background checks need to be fast - but more importantly accurate and compliant with federal, state and local laws, in particular the Fair Credit Reporting Act and EEOC's guidelines Educational Background Did they accurately report their educational history? Do they have the appropriate degree or credentials for the job? Identity Criminal How big of a factor will education be in their overall performance on the job? Verification Background Who is your candidate, really? Name, Date of birth, Social Security Number, etc. BASIC CHECK Where have they lived and worked? Are there any inaccuracies about the candidate's identity on their resume? Has the individual been convicted of a crime at the county, state, or federal levels? Is the individual a sex offender? Given worst case scenario, would hiring the individual be considered HELLO John S. negligent hiring? Professional History What is the individual's employment history? Are there any fallacies or exaggerations on their resume? Did this person work where they claimed and during the stated time period? Rsumé Has this individual been terminated for cause during past employment? Driving History Does this individual have a valid driver's license? Is the individual a "high risk" driver? Does the individual have multiple vehicle violations or has the individual been in car accidents Does the individual have current outstanding tickets? COMPREHENSIVE CHECK Financial Status Is this individual under severe financial stress? Is this person on the verge of bankruptcy? Does the individual's financial situation appear to put them at greater risk of resorting to theft or embezzlement? Business Interests Has the individual been affiliated with any organizations or companies that underwent bankruptcy or investigation? Is the individual affiliated with any companies, organizations, non-profits, charities, or political committees that may be a conflict of interest? Does the individual have any good or bad reputations with other firms, companies, etc.? Has the individual ever been involved Civil Cases with a state or federal civil litigation? If so, are there more details about the case that are relevant to the current position? Does the individual's past behavior suggest any potential negative impact on the company's image and their future job performance? NEWS Regulatory Issues Does the individual hold any special licenses, permits or professional designations? Has the individual ever been directly tied to disciplinary actions either against the company or the individual? Do past employers have any complaints about the individuals respect for the rules and regulations pertinent to the job? News & Media Search Does the individual have an internet presence? Are there articles and news stories that reference the individual? What character traits or past behavior does(do) the news and media search divulge? First Contact HR provides fast and accurate results in 48 hours on average, a secure online ordering system and a responsive client services team. All results are audited by a knowledgeable HR professional before released to clients. Customized and competitively priced packages are provided for better legal compliance. As members of NAPBS, there is no reliance on database records, or off-shoring of personally identifiable data. We offer a full HR practices audit and HR management consulting to enhance the entire talent management experience. FIRST CONTACT Contact Us TODAY (866) 406-2142 - Background Screening and Human Resource Solutions %24

Anatomy of a Background Check

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In business, time is money. Background checks need to be fast - but more importantly accurate and compliant with federal, state and local laws, in particular the Fair Credit Reporting Act and EEOC's...


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