What is Employee Background Check?

Employee background checks include a review of criminal, personal, social, financial, and employment records of job candidates. Completing a background check is important for reducing business risk. A few steps to follow when conducting a proper and legal employee background check include adhering to a consistent policy, getting legal advice, inquiring with the candidates, only using FCRA-compliant background check services, and understanding the importance of the background check process. There are several items that can be included in a background check, but some that cannot, such as bankruptcy reports from 10 years before, civil judgments and suits of 7 years before, paid tax liens from seven years before, collection accounts of seven years before and other types of negative information of seven years before (except criminal convictions).

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