Looking for a Job? Prepare for the Background Check

Career Alley

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on. Job Roundup – Job Reality Check.

Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

These days, employment screening has become an addition to the HR function. You may have noticed that eighty percent of the corporate companies now carry out the criminal background checks on all new appointees and most of the companies are increasing their attempts to incorporate education verification, employment history, credit history check, and other employment background testing activities. Why employment screening is essential .

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What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

The Undercover Recruiter

Nowadays, employers are more cautious than ever when they hire new staff. It’s not uncommon for them to conduct a background check on a potential candidate to make sure that everything is in order. What an employer wants to know about a candidate depends on the type of job they are trying to fill. Background checks can. What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

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

Workology

In today’s employment market, companies are competing for talent and must move quickly to make hiring decisions. This means conducting background checks with employment contingent after a candidate. HR adverse action background check background checks fair credit employment act FCRA hiringWorkology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Did I Pass My Background Check?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Did I Pass My Background Check? Many large and small employers utilize background checks to verify a candidate’s claims and to confirm that they do not have any outstanding warrants to legal troubles. However, a common refrain we hear from candidates is that they are not given proper notice on whether or not they passed their background check. Background checks have become more-and-more prevalent in recent times.

Employment Background Check Red Flags

Boomers Next Step

It may be because of possible employment, renting an apartment or home, or even online dating. People get for lots of reasons. No matter what the reason, you are trying to make sure that you can trust the person and they are who they say they are. However, if you own a business and are [.]. Careers Job News

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Wilhelma was a senior investment banker in the energy and power sectors employed by a Wall Street firm. Most intriguing to Wilmelma was the new employer’s offer of both a sizable ownership interest in the firm, and carried interest in its major investment fund. Due to an existing 90-day “garden leave” agreement, Wilhemina had the new employer insert into her Offer Letter a “start date” that was 95 days away.

Conducting Your Own Background Check

Boomers Next Step

If you are looking for a new job, odds are good that prospective employers who are seriously considering you will conduct a background check. With today’s technology, there’s no telling what they may learn about you — unless you beat them to it by conducting your own check on yourself. Today’s employers, especially large. Careers Employment Job interview

Can I Get a Job Without a Background Check?

Career Realism

Where can I look for a career that will not have any serious backround checks and how much information do I have to give?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission. “I would advise [you] to be up front with a potential employer. Job background check image from Bigstock. Job Search background check jobEveryone makes mistakes that could come back to bite them.

how do background checks work?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about background screenings. How does a background screening work? Do hiring managers check each university/degree listed one at a time? Companies either verify each item on the resume one at a time (contacting each employer and each school that they want to verify) or hire a background check company to do that for them.

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

No one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies. Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

No one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies. Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

How To Prepare Yourself For A Background Check

Career Realism

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on.

Pepsi and the Art of Criminal Background Checks.

HR Capitalist

million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is working to crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics, said Wednesday that the company’s policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately excluded more than 300 black applicants.

5 REASONS WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE NEW BACKGROUND CHECK

Call to Career

According to a representative for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 70% of recruiters are required to research candidates online. And a New York Times article states that 70% of recruiters have rejected candidates after having done an online search. So what can you expect as a job seeker? It’s a given. Recruiters will at some point research you before either contacting you for an interview or before hiring you. What will they be looking for?

Can I Get A Job Without A Background Check?

Career Realism

Where can I look for a career that will not have any serious background checks and how much information do I have to give?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission. ” (Bruce Hurwitz) “I would advise [you] to be up front with a potential employer. ” (Dawn Rasmussen) Photo Credit: Shutterstock The post Can I Get A Job Without A Background Check?

Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

This infographic (from First Contact HR ) shows why it is always important to background check when recruiting. Background checks will outline whether candidates have the right qualifications, character and fitness for the position. Over 75% of substance abusers are employed – very dangerous if you do not background check. Violence at the workplace counts for 18% of all violent crime – don’t employ the wrong candidate.

4 Things You Should Know About Background Checks

Career Rocketeer

Have you already made it past the job interview and now realize that it’s time for the background check? Instead, take a look at four things to know about background checks: 1. Employers Need Permission to Conduct One Employers need your permission to have third-party agencies conduct background searches, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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.

Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Workology

Credit checks by employers are up 6% over last year to 21% according to a 2011 report by EmployeeScreenIQ. If you’re lucky enough to score a second interview and finally the offer, you get to be subject to all kinds of checks. Background checks. Reference checks. And the looming…Credit Check. Most job seekers would tend to disagree with the use of a credit check as a way to determine if you’re fit for a job.

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Second Chance for Job Seekers with Good Hire

Competitive Resumes

I loved their voice on employment discrimination and the ex-offenders reentering the workforce. More than 30,000 employers rely on their skilled compliance experts, helpful US-based customer service reps, and customizable technology to build teams based on trust, safety, and fairness. For the last ten years Good Hire has been helping job seekers with knowing what employers see on their background checks. Background Checks Employment

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Be Careful Of Facebook When You begin Job Seeking

RedStarResume

Facebook And Your Job Application… It is estimated that over 80% of employers conduct background checks on potential candidates that they are looking to hire, and some of these background checks now include social media checks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Companies conduct background checks in order to try to paint an accurate picture of who you really are and to avoid negligent hiring.

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Workology

Companies have been using social networking sites as a form of online background check. I first heard about using MySpace to vet candidates in 2006 at a local employment law conference in Oklahoma City. I coined the term Social Media Discrimination , and this my friends is another chapter in the many ridiculous ways companies are using social networks as a form of background check to disqualify candidates. Check out the AP article that inspired this post. .

The Right to Be Forgotten

Workology

Where is Employer Internet Privacy Line? From an HR and employment law perspective this is troubling news. For companies who choose to use social media, google and the Internet as part of their background check processes, this Internet privacy protection precedent provides an entirely new can of worms to follow, and spells money and trouble for websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.

Second Chance for Job Seekers with GoodHire

Competitive Resumes

I loved their voice on employment discrimination and the ex-offenders reentering the workforce. More than 30,000 employers rely on their skilled compliance experts, helpful US-based customer service reps, and customizable technology to build teams based on trust, safety, and fairness. For the last ten years, GoodHire has been helping job seekers with knowing what employers see on their background checks. Background Checks Employment

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Should Recent College Grads Care about Finding out what’s on Their Record?

Careers Done Write

Eventually, you start getting calls to do phone interviews, or better yet, asked onto an employer’s premises to interview for your dream job in person. You nail the interview, charm the hiring manager, and think you have the inside track to landing the perfect job only weeks after starting your employment search. You hardly even think about it when the interviewer tells you that they will be running a background check on you.

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employer wouldn’t interview me unless I authorized an invasive background check before we even talked

Ask a Manager

I left the field blank but then turned the page to find several authorizations to perform a credit check, criminal background, motor vehicle and reference checks. My understanding is that, while California is not a “ban the box” state, and the city where the company is located is not either, best practices are to present an offer, or, at a minimum, seriously consider a candidate prior to conducting background screenings.

Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

Other potential employers realize that there are risks of employing someone from a company who repeatedly breaks the law. You are a perceived liability to future employers when you work at a company with major infractions – so major that they are paying out big dollars in fines. But today’s employers are not only concerned with what you do on the job, they also want to ensure that their employees represent them well outside of the workplace.

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Protect Your Reputation (or, don’t do dumb things)

Professional Resume Services

Other potential employers realize that there are risks of employing someone from a company who repeatedly breaks the law. You are a perceived liability to future employers when you work at a company with major infractions – so major that they are paying out big dollars in fines. Your best option if you have DUI’s on your record, or if you have served jail time, is to admit to it up front on a background check.

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Have You Looked At Your Credit Report?

Professional Resume Services

Actually, your credit is something you should be in the habit of checking several times a year. According to Workplace Fairness , it boils down to the fact that if an employer asks and gets your written permission , they can do a credit check any time after that, even if you have been employed for a while. Employment Background Checks are a fact of life in the US, so the Federal Trade Commission monitors them.

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3 Tips to Determine if Your (Future) Employees are Trustworthy

Jobacle

If the candidate has passed a few rounds of interviewing and looks quite promising, you can (and should) take the time to contact their previous employers. If they don't give you a perfectly honest answer, that's OK -- everyone has a tendency to remember the good and forget the bad -- but if they tell you they left for better pay and their employer says they were fired, that's a red flag. Career Advice employee background check employee trust trustworthy employees

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Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

Check out Part 1: As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. Conversations are happening among HR teams, employment law attorneys as well as executives. As the popularity of social networking grows both for employers as part of their candidate recruiting process and for job seekers as part of their personal brand building and company engagement, there are a number of HR vendors that have recently launched tools to help HR and executives mitigate the risk.

My Ex-Employer Can’t Say That! Or Can They?

reCareered

Are you concerned about what a former employer might say in a reference call? Learn what a prior employer can say about you. Employment Law Featured reCareered Blog background check career career change career coach Employment employment law headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter reference researchand what they can't say. Continued at [link].

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How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Many companies are unknowingly using social media as a form of a background check resulting in Social Media Discrimination. HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policySocial media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated.

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Managers are now using google and social networks as a form of employee background check. That is because an attorneys job is to advise you the employer on the current potential pitfalls and liabilities. Employment law attorneys are not adopters or users of social media, and therefore, struggle understanding exactly how employees or companies and corporations are using these tools outside of case law summaries and court decisions.

Non-referenced Employers Can Still Hurt You

Career Realism

I've had other jobs since this employer, and I don't even list the old company as a reference. Job Search advice background checks career expert job references searchHow is it possible for them to know where I'm applying? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

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How to Prepare for a Pre-Employment Test 

Ms. Career Girl

Are you getting ready for a pre-employment test in an interview process? Pre-employment testing is a standardized system many companies use to collect data about potential employees during the hiring process. The tests allow employers to verify the accuracy of information the hiree supplies, better understand their capabilities and adequately measure their criteria. Pre-employment testing speeds up the overview and interview process by eliminating candidates more quickly.

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Ban the Box is a Joke. The Real Solution to Hiring Candidates with Felonies

Workology

Essentially, federal employers are not allowed to inquire as to a candidate’s criminal history until after the employer has provided a conditional job offer. Only then are employers authorized to ask a candidate about their criminal backgrounds. Additionally, employers must also be in compliance with local laws as well as the Federal Credit Reporting Act or (FCRA). What Ban the Box Means for Employers and Job Candidates.

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Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policyIn Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,&# I discussed the myths around social media. In Part 2 , I outlined paid and unpaid social media monitoring tools organizations can use, and in Part 3, I share some scenarios that companies and HR teams may have already encountered.

Can’t Get a Job Because Someone Stole My Identity

Career Realism

& Dale: If someone were to do a background check on me, he or she would think I’m a terrible person. I’m trying to apply for menial work at retail stores, but the electronic applications ask for a Social Security number and permission for a background check. For one thing, you have the option to simply quit putting yourself in a position to have your background checked. Job Search background check identity theft job

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Non-referenced Employers Can Still Hurt You

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: A former employer (that I quit) manages to keep giving information to companies when I apply for jobs. I’ve had other jobs since this employer, and I don’t even list the old company as a reference. Most likely, the new companies are doing background checks. Just because you don’t list an employer on applications doesn’t mean it doesn’t show up in a background check. Dear J.T. &

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100 Blog Articles That Every Job Seeker Should Read

Catherines Career Corner

All about Jobs Career Career help Cover Letter CV CV/Resume Interview Job Interview Jobs Leadership and Career Management Networking Personal Branding Salary Self-Development Skills Skills Portfolio Social Media 100 Blog Articles That Every Job Seeker Should Read Background check Business Employment Job hunting Labour economics Personal Branding Blog Résumé UnemploymentTweet.

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How Employers Really Hire an Employee

Evil HR Lady

HR performs background checks. To keep reading, click here: How Employers Really Hire an Employee Everyone knows how hiring works from the candidate’s point of view. It goes like this: Job is posted. Candidates submit resumes. The recruiter reviews the resumes and does phone screens. The top candidates come in and interview. The hiring manager decides which candidate to hire. The company extends an offer, the candidate negotiates, and then it’s done!

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