What happens on a pre-employment background check?

38Written by Tenant Screening Services, LLC

Pre-employment checks are important criteria for hiring by many firms. This is mainly because firms are looking to invest in the right employees and want to select a candidate that is a perfect fit from the very beginning. The information that employers receive is similar to tenant background screening information. Here are the areas of information provided through pre-employment checks.

Criminal records – This is an area of high priority for most employers and is a legal requirement for most companies.

Credit checks – Most often employers will look into this information but will not be concerned with something like a late credit card payment. Instead, they will be looking for red flags in terms of the payment going to collection court or student loan defaults.

Education, certification, and licenses – Employers will look closely if the details that have been provided on the candidate’s CV are the same as their actual qualifications.

References – Candidates sometimes assume that past employers can only confirm the date and the title of employment. However, this varies from company policy, which means that some employers will answer all questions asked.

Military records – This information will be limited to rank, salary, duties and awards.

Bankruptcy – It is illegal for employers to hold bankruptcy against an applicant.

Driving records – In this case, a DUI can prevent a candidate from being selected.

Medical records – These records are not available to employers, but applicants can be asked if they are able to perform the duties of the job.