Posted on: September 25, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks were first made available in the late 1990s. With the many advances in technology, running a background check on an individual can be done in a matter of minutes through a simple web search with a first and last name. You may wonder what the differences are between an employer running a background check on your versus someone like a potential spouse using one. Let’s discuss the differences below.
Performing a Background Check in a Professional Setting
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Posted on: September 9, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
When you’re trying to apply for jobs, there’s a lot to keep track of, and it can be a little overwhelming. You’re writing cover letters, tweaking your resume, stressing over interviews, and contacting old friends and employers for references.
When you’re doing all that, it’s easy to forget to prepare for a vital step in any job seeker’s journey: the background check. Nearly every company you apply for will run one, and it’s in your best … Read More
Posted on: August 8, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
You’re probably wondering what’s next after you aced your job interview. Things went well, but right before you left, they mentioned that they’ll be conducting “an extensive background check” to verify your resume and credentials.
You may start to think about the worst part of your past coming back up to haunt you, crippling your chances of obtaining the dream job you’ve always wanted. You don’t remember consenting to a background check, so the question … Read More
Posted on: June 21, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks are vital for many businesses operations when making hiring decisions. This ensures information provided is accurate and up to date. While it is obvious that this data needs to be reliable, it may be less clear how to ensure the source of your information is of the same quality. With so many options available potential users need to be confident in the services hired to provide the many facets of background checks.
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Posted on: April 16, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many companies approach the hiring process, including how they run background checks. If you’re one of the millions of unemployed people searching for a job right now, there are some things you can do to make sure you’re prepared when a potential employer wants to do a background check.
Gather Your Documents and Information
Currently, because so many businesses are closed, it can be difficult for employers to gain access to … Read More
Posted on: March 15, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks are a common place in the hiring process today. More employers are looking out not only for their businesses but also protecting their clientele from suffering the consequences of getting involved with unverified people. This is why as an employer, you need to be able to quickly verify the information that your potential employees provide on their resumes.
Unfortunately, verifying information isn’t always smooth sailing and sometimes you can run into delays. Let’s get into why … Read More
Posted on: February 9, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
COVID-19 is having significant influences on everything in day-to-day operations, and background checks are one of the areas where there have been delays reported. But why are background checks coming out slower?
The coronavirus pandemic has closed many businesses across the country, and included among those organizations are courthouses and county buildings. You will not be able to access the court records, criminal history, and other legal information as quickly when the buildings where the details are … Read More
Posted on: January 7, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks have been around for many years. The efficiency of these checks has become much better as time has passed. There are several reasons you would ask for a background check, and there are several different aspects to the check itself.
Details of the background check and how far back do background checks go are all questions that come up. Let’s discuss the answers to these questions and learn more about background checks.
The Importance of Background Checks
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Posted on: December 22, 2020 by Gavin Muirhead
Hiring a new team member is an exciting thing. You are expanding your team and bringing a like-minded and talented person into your business. However, it can also be a stressful time as well.
You need to make sure that your new employee is trustworthy to be an asset to your team. You also should understand and learn as much about your new employee as you can before you welcome them to your team and into your office.
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Posted on: December 6, 2020 by Gavin Muirhead
The requirement to complete a background check is common these days, and there are plenty of reasons why this is a smart idea. Not only do most employers require background checks, but they also do so in apartments and rental agencies. These businesses also need to know that their future employees are safe for their work crew, or that future tenants are safe for their apartments or condos.
The examples above are only just a few instances that … Read More