When are Background Checks Issued in the Hiring and Selection Process?

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The “Background-Check” Provision in Offer Letters – A Risk You Should Try to Reduce

Sklover Working Wisdom

Just before the place for her to sign, her Offer Letter contained an extremely common clause, often referred to as a “Background Check Contingency.”. This offer is contingent upon satisfactory (a) drug test screening, (b) fingerprinting, (c) background check, and (d) confirmation of your ability to work in the United States.”. Background-checking firms are not infallible; like everyone else, they sometimes make mistakes, and big ones, too.

new employer wants me to give notice before I’ve passed the background check

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I received a great job offer, contingent upon passing a background/credit check/drug test. I was told that the background check takes up to 10 business days (they use lexis-nexis). I have been upfront with my background (nothing major) and credit past to both my hiring manager and HR. I stated to them in an email that I could not give notice until the background check clears and I get written confirmation of this.

How Poor Credit History Can Damage Your Career

Careers Done Write

According to the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) survey , among organizations that initiate credit background checks, 58% perform a credit check after making a contingent job offer.

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Lying Liars

Evil HR Lady

Because you should have done your background checks. These checks should include convictions, education and past employment. You should do at least employment verification checks with your candidates--did they really have the jobs they said they did? And for heaven's sake, do your indepth background checks before making the offer (or after making the offer, but make the offer contingent on a positive outcome).

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Lying Liars

Evil HR Lady

Because you should have done your background checks. These checks should include convictions, education and past employment. You should do at least employment verification checks with your candidates--did they really have the jobs they said they did? And for heaven's sake, do your indepth background checks before making the offer (or after making the offer, but make the offer contingent on a positive outcome).

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coworker brings food to every meeting, pushing back on daily morning meetings, and more

Ask A Manager

How binding should a contingent job offer be? It’s not unusual for job offers to be contingent on stuff like background checks. My question is how “binding” acceptance of a contingent offer should be. For example, what if you accept a contingent job offer and another offer comes in while you’re waiting on the background check to clear? if you fail the background check, not just if a better candidate comes along).

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how do employers verify your previous salary?

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A reader writes: How does a company go about verifying your self-reported salary history for a background check? I have a first round interview with a large, well-known firm, and they sent me forms to consent to their background check. I will be checking “no” for my current employer as I do not want them to know I’m looking for a new job.

when a positive reference suddenly turns negative

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They performed over three weeks of scrupulous recruitment procedures, and she passed a background check with flying colors. The hiring manager did tell my sister that this person’s review completely went against his own impression of her, and her other references checked out very favorably; however, since this person was within the organization, he was giving him the benefit of the doubt.

new employee faking her social media following, my manager tries to sell me products I don’t want, and more

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Do I need to mention for my background check that I just got fired? Now I have been notified I will be receiving a contingent offer based on a background, employment, and education verification. Do I: (1) receive the offer and before signing inform them of the employment status change and that I can start sooner if needed, or (2) say nothing and wait for the background check? It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

2017 53

should HR reveal an employee is planning to quit, boss lets us leave early but it’s a secret, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s contingent on a background check, so the new job told him explicitly not to give notice until the background check clears. He did not let his supervisor know about the new offer, because he was awaiting the results of the background check. I don’t want to be too eager and ruin my chances by checking in, but also don’t want to lose out on a potential hiring opportunity should there have been a communication error.

2018 54

employer asked for references after I’d already been hired, good bosses from TV and movies, and more

Ask A Manager

Yeah, some companies have a horrible policy of doing background checks — including references — after a job offer is accepted. I’d say this: “Is your offer not final and/or are there remaining contingencies attached to it? ” It’s too late now, but in the future I’d carefully read any offer paperwork for mentions of contingencies like this. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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Why do long interview processes fail?

Corn on the Job

Contingent on successful background and reference check (if the candidate is still around) Why do long interview processes like this fail? Contingent on successful background and reference check (done!) I agree with you on background checks.

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Why Do Long Interview Processes Fail? (win a professional resume.

Corn on the Job

Contingent on successful background and reference check (if the candidate is still around) Why do long interview processes like this fail? Contingent on successful background and reference check (done!) I agree with you on background checks.

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does my boss hate that I leave at 5 p.m., paying for LinkedIn, and more

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Will a background check reveal that I quit my job recently? I was offered a new job contingent upon a background check; however, during the interview process I let them assume I was still working there because I didn’t want to say anything negative about why I left without finding a new job first. Part of the point of a background check is to check your integrity and make sure the information you provided is accurate.

2013 53

forwarding praise to my boss, late thank-you note complaints, and more

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Committing to a start date before the background check is done. I’m well aware it’s common practice for employers to want a start date nailed down before the background has cleared, but why?! I’ve done it before with previous job changes but I’m just not comfortable this time around, even though my background will run squeeky clean. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 59

Psychometric and Profile Tests ? Are they worth it?

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delaying a start date, resigning at the wrong time, and more

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HR has told me they are awaiting the approvals in their system before a background check is conducted and a formal offer is generated. You absolutely shouldn’t resign until you have a formal offer with the contingencies (like the background check) removed; otherwise you could find yourself having resigned from your current job and with no new job to go to. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is a start date two months out unreasonable?

2015 60

coworker’s drama-filled personal calls, interviewer refused to interview me, and more

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I thought I might be off base in being so annoyed by this, so I checked with my other office mate, Sam, and he is just as annoyed as I am. They even sent the official offer by email, and they are proceeding with the background check as well as the drug test, and said that if someone rejects the offer or does not pass the background check or the drug test, I may be called to start the training, which is set to start on April 27, or May 1.

2015 59

boss wants me to give him dirt on my coworker, manager thinks I accepted a job but I didn’t, and more

Ask A Manager

I lied about my degree and now there’s a background check. Yesterday they called with an offer letter contingent on a favorable background check that includes education. I don’t want my lie to be discovered in the background check. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My manager thinks I accepted a job — but I didn’t and I don’t want it. I’ve been contracted with a company for about five months now.

2016 40

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Should I give my notice now or after my background check is finalized? I have accepted an offer at a new employer pending completion of a background check. Would it be more appropriate to give my two-week notice before my current employer is contacted or after the background check is finalized (2-3 days after current employer is contacted)? The offer is contingent on a drug screening.

2012 58

I want to lie to my boss about missing a flight, what kind of kitchen supplies should an office provide, and more

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The offer letter stipulates the usual background check and drug screen conditions, but they also added a clause stating they reserve the right to view my medical history / records. I asked Penelope to send me Carmen’s resume and told her that I would check if there are any openings in my department. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I missed a flight and want to lie to my boss about it.

2014 53

how to get out of a goodbye lunch, my company doesn’t pay its bills, and more

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Anyway, upon arriving, I was handed paperwork to fill out — application, background check, etc. I hate to say that I need the money, but my contingency funds are running out. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. My company doesn’t pay its bills on time. I recently started working for a company that holds events at venues. I’m finding my company pays extremely late or doesn’t pay at all.

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