Background Checks / Employment Verification
Employment Background Checks
Employment background checks, what employers can check, and advice for job seekers who back have issues or concerns.
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.
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.
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.
Information on pre-employment screening, including the type of information employers check when they conduct employee background checks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Employers Can Ask When Checking Your Background
Information on what employers can ask when checking the background of a prospective employee.
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).
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.
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.
A background check is a review of a person’s commercial, criminal and occasionally financial records.
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.
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.
An employer may required a prospective employee to have a physical examination prior to hiring. Passing a physical can be a condition of employment.
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.
An Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) is a form that must be completed for every employee hired in the United States.
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.
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.