Background Checks / Employment Verification
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.
What Employers Can Ask When Checking Your Background
Information on what employers can ask when checking the background of a prospective employee.
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.
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.
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.
Employment Background Checks
Employment background checks, what employers can check, and advice for job seekers who back have issues or concerns.
Employment Credit Check
An employment credit report includes identifying information, including name, address, previous addresses, and social security number. A credit check also shows the debt you have incurred your payment history, including late payments.
Employment History Verification
Your employment history includes all the companies you have worked for, your job titles, the dates of employment and salary earned at each of your jobs. An employment history verification is conducted by an employer to confirm that the employment information included on your resume and/or job application is accurate.
Can an Employer Say You Were Fired?
Here's when a prior employer can disclose that you were fired and what information they can share about your work history.
An employer may required a prospective employee to have a physical examination prior to hiring. Passing a physical can be a condition of 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.
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.
Information on pre-employment screening, including the type of information employers check when they conduct employee background checks.
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.
Prepare for an Employment Background Check
The best way to prepare for an employment background check is to be aware of the information that an employer might find - in advance. Don't wait until you're in the middle of a job search to prepare for an employment background check.
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
When employers conduct a check of your background (credit, criminal, past employer) using a third party, the background check is covered by The Fair Credit Reporting Act(FCRA).
Security Clearance for Employment
Information on security clearance for employment, including employers that require clearances, the security clearance application process, and how to apply for clearance.
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.
Why Employers Check Credit History
Employers can, with your permission, check your credit history as part of the job application and what they discover can be an issue for job seekers.
A background check is a review of a person’s commercial, criminal and occasionally financial records.
The deep web, also known as the invisible web, includes webpages that are incapable of being discovered by searching through search engines like Google or Bing.
An Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) is a form that must be completed for every employee hired in the United States.
TalentShield is a resume verification service that verifies the information on your resume. When you use TalentShield it's like conducting a background check in advance and providing prospective employers with a resume that has been checked out for them.