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Conducting Pre-employment Background Checks

By Richard S. Clark

With the infinite amounts of information being passed on the Internet today, credit card frauds are happening in the information superhighway at an alarming rate. Though a lot of financial information attained for the use of credit card fraud are from the Internet through means of phishing, a common and overlooked area of obtaining critical financial information is from within a company. Most businesses handle sensitive information. This may range from social security numbers, credit card information, drivers license information and other types of personal information. In order to safeguard and assure clients and customers that their information is being handled properly, it is the responsibility of the business owner to take the necessary steps in getting a thorough background checks on all their employees. Obtaining personal or professional references alone is not to be depended on solely. It is only obvious that the prospective candidate for employment to only give references to which they will be given positive feedbacks. Conducting a background check or an FCRA credited employee check will find things about the employee where the reference check cannot. Background checks will give you accurate and in-depth information regarding the candidate.

Background checks cover a wide variety of information regarding your candidate. It encompasses, drivers license, character reference, personal acquaintances, criminal records, education records, court records, credit records and many more.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), some background check information after a certain length of time cannot be used against the candidate. This includes but not limited bankruptcy, and other consumer information records. Criminal background checks, credit reporting, worker's compensation claims and personal character reference are just a few available reports amongst the long list of types of background checks that are available. It is important for the business owner to know the laws in their specific state regarding what information is available for these specific needs.

To maximize a business owner's profitability and minimize its liability, conducting pre-employment background checks is a small price to pay, considering all that is at stake. By conducting employee background checks, you reduce occurrences of employee theft, protect your customers or clients and foremost, as a business owner, you have a piece of mind knowing you hired the right person.

Under most circumstances, conducting background checks are time consuming and therefore sometimes ignored as part of the conditions in the hiring process. In order to gain that piece of mind, it is necessary to hire a background check investigation firm.

Backgroundcheckunlimited is dedicated in providing you full detail information on the candidate you wish to conduct a background check on.
About the Author
Richard S. Clark
entrepreneur for 3 years now.
Author of different background check articles.

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