Employment Background Checks
Can Employers Check Employment History?
Here's information on when employers can check your employment history and what type of information they check.
Employment Background Checks
Employment background checks, what employers can check, and advice for job seekers who back have issues or concerns.
Can Employers Check Unemployment History?
Here's information on when and how employers can check your unemployment record and what type of information they check.
What employers need to know, who they can check with, what background information can be released and how to prepare for an employment background check.
When you are job searching, expect to having your references checked by prospective employers. Here's what you need to know about reference checks, including the reference check questions your previous employers will be asked, what employers can disclose, and information on more detailed background and credit checks for employment.
Employer Social Networking Checks
Here's what companies ought to know, and what job applicants should be aware of, about conducting employer social networking checks when evaluating candidates for employment.
Laws vary on checking criminal history depending on your state of residence. Some states don't allow questions about arrests or convictions beyond a certain point in the past. Others only allow consideration of criminal history for certain positions.
Banning Questions About Criminal Records on Job Applications
Information on Ban the Box legislation, which prohibit questions about criminal records on job applications.
What Employers Can Say About Former Employees
One of the questions I get asked frequently is "What can an employer say about former employees?" Some job seekers presume that companies can only legally release dates of employment, salary, and your job title. However, that's not the case.
Information on pre-employment screening, including the type of information employers check when they conduct employee background checks.
Social Media Background Checks
Social Intelligence Corporation (SIC) provides in-depth background checks for employers that include online research from social media and other internet sites.
What Employers Can Ask When Checking Your Background
Information on what employers can ask when checking the background of a prospective employee.
Employee Background Checks
What's included in an employee background check? The Fair Credit Reporting Act sets the standards for screening for employment. Here's the information included in an employee background check and now it impacts employment.
What's Included in a Background Check
When employers check your background as part of the hiring process, there is some information that cannot be disclosed without your consent. Here's the information on what is included in an employer background check.
All employers are required to verify eligibility to work in the United States. Here's information on the I-9 form which must be completed, the documents acceptable to prove eligibility and what can happen if you don't have the appropriate documentation.