What to Look for In An Employment Background Check

Wed, September 21st, 2011 - 3:53 am - By Gordon Basichis

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What do you look for in a background check?  Good question.  Many employers today conduct background checks as part of their employment screening program but are never sure quite what to look for.   I found this article in the Huntington Post, written by Geoff Williams.  It is called, “Conducting  a Background Check: Five Things You Need to Know.”

Williams wisely advises to look for behavior patterns, something we here at Corra Group always tell her clients.  Even the MVR background check or Motor Vehicle Driving Record can provide very revealing how someone behaves in the real world.

Williams advises caution with credit checks.  Some states now stipulate by law that the employment credit check must be relevant to the job.

He also advises to follow up on college degrees.  Smart idea.  Increasingly, we find job applicants either exaggerating their college experience, claiming degrees when they had enrollment only.  Or they simply make up the degree from scratch.

Good article and worth reading.  Remember, check them out before you hire.


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