Why is a background check necessary?
The background check is often a final step taken by employers to help ensure a sound hiring decision and protect the employer from a number of potential risks. For many employers, a background check is a reliable way of verifying claims made by job seekers during the hiring process.
What do employers do in a background check?
An employment background check can include, but is not limited to, a persons work history, education, credit history, motor vehicle reports (MVRs), criminal record, medical history, use of social media, and drug screening. If the position is specialized, applicants and employees may undergo further screenings.