What Types of Background Checks Are There?

The most common type of employment-related background check is the pre-employment screening, which can be conducted at any point during the hiring process, but is most often completed for candidates who have received a contingent job offer. Some employers, however, choose to conduct ongoing background checks on current employees, but the reasons for doing so should be clearly communicated to employees through a policy and executed consistently and fairly. A wide range of searches can be completed during a basic screening, including federal criminal searches, one statewide criminal search, a Social Security number trace and a sex offender database check, but more comprehensive plans may include additional statewide searches, education and employment verification, motor vehicle record checks, credit history checks, and drug tests.


Read more

Post By Ken Shafton (2,363 Posts)