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Criminal Background Check

How Criminal Background Checks are Beneficial When Hiring

If you are tired of digging through dozens of resumes and applications only to be stuck with no real idea how to find qualified and responsible applicants with no criminal history, you may be surprised to learn how beneficial a criminal background check can be when choosing between the various applicants. In this article, we will discuss what you can expect to learn from a criminal background check. We will also cover how you can use this information to verify what has been provided by your applicants.

The Contents of a Criminal Background Check

A criminal background check allows you to search through all public arrest records to find information on any individual. Our checks include a complete search of state and federal databases. We will provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision on hiring honest individuals with the background necessary for your company’s qualifications.

Information Revealed

If applicable to the individual that is searched, you can expect to find information regarding arrests, including those they may have been dismissed, depending on the availability of the information in the national databases. Outstanding warrants from all 50 states will show up in a criminal background check. This helps to offset the hiring of individuals that move across state lines to avoid arrest and conviction. This is often the most under-appreciated aspect of utilizing a quality criminal background check.

Any prior convictions, including any jail time, will also be discovered. You will be able to compare this information with any data provided by your applicant within the regulations of your state and jurisdiction. It is up to you to abide by hiring practices and regulations when deciding to hire an individual or not.

In many cases, background checks can also provide previous addresses, birth and marriage records, as well as phone numbers and email addresses that may have been collected. There may be additional information available, depending on the public information found.

When to Do a Background Check

In addition to new hires, there are other times when you may want to consider doing a background check. Here are just a few examples when our services can provide great insight:

  • When an individual is moved from one department to another, by direct transition or promotion. A background check can be invaluable if there was not a background check performed during the hiring process, or if the individual has been employed for a length of time. There are a surprising number of individuals with criminal backgrounds that have been able to successfully keep them hidden just by remaining employed by the same company for several years.
  • When you are contracting new service providers, it is acceptable and encouraged to do a background check. Anytime an individual will have access to your person or property, it is within your rights to know the criminal background of such individuals.

Do a Criminal Background Check on Yourself

These days, the most common crime is identity theft. That does not always result in high credit card bills and loans taken out in someone else’s name. Identity theft is also used to help criminals avoid ongoing prosecution or allow them to escape from their own crimes. Running a background check on yourself can help you determine if anyone has used your name. Due to the information you can uncover, you will be able to understand if you have inaccurate records anywhere and begin to remedy any inaccuracies.

Choose Affordable Background Checks

In the current climate of information overload, it can be overwhelming to attempt to dig into someone’s background without having the proper tools. At Affordable Background Checks, we take the guesswork out of the search. We also comply with all state and federal regulations regarding uncovering and using the information we provide. Our services can save you from having to learn and comply with these regulations. We have done all that work to save you time and money.

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Please note that we only provide the information. We cannot attest to the information’s accuracy, as it is dependent on a number of variables, including the accurate reporting of information to public entities. We do not guarantee the accuracy or endorse any information that may be uncovered.

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Gavin Muirhead

Gavin Muirhead has been involved in developing products for background checks and improving online experiences in the background screening industry since 2012. He is the lead author and editor of Affordable Background Checks.