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. Background checks can.

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. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. It doesn't mean Pepsi isn't a great employer. Here's where the moderate republican comes out in me.

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. Job Search background check job

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. Employment Background Checks are a fact of life in the US, so the Federal Trade Commission monitors them.

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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.

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.

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 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.

Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Blogging4jobs

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.

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

Blogging4jobs

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.

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 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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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.

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.

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Blogging4jobs

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. Exciting for the law field but extremely confusing for employers and HR.

Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

These days, employment screening has become an addition to the HR function. This employment-screening method is becoming a part of the corporate world; therefore, it is now being incorporated to the e-recruiting software so that HR professionals can conduct the screenings within a flash.

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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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.

The Right to Be Forgotten

Blogging4jobs

Where is Employer Internet Privacy Line? From an HR and employment law perspective this is troubling news. Ever wished that your late night drunken tweet didn’t get tweeted or that video of you doing unmentionables vanished into thin air?

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 Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

Many companies are unknowingly using social media as a form of a background check resulting in Social Media Discrimination. Social media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated.

Improve Employment Prospect with a Health Recruiter

Jobacle

Because of the large number of people competing for these positions, sending resumes to HR and attending job fairs are seldom the best way to get noticed by potential employers. Choose Your Career Employment Prospect Health Recruiter Healthcare is a growing industry.

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“Background Check done incorrectly – anything I can do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I was offered a job by phone, and accepted it, pending a background check. The next day I received a phone call from the company’s HR Director in which he told me the offer was rescinded due to several items that appeared on my background check, including convictions for crimes in states I had never been to. Could I sue the background registry company? .

Update: Facebook Responds to Employers Asking for Passwords

Resume Bear

Yesterday we shared with you a new trend among employers to ask candidates for their personal Facebook login and password as another way to get a “background check”. Like many of you, most Facebook users feel it a violation of privacy for employers to ask such a thing.

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. Career Advice employee background check employee trust trustworthy employees

3 Ways To Get Employers To Take Your Brand Seriously

Career Realism

3 Ways To Get Employers To Take Your Brand Seriously. you need to start polishing up your personal brand – and your strategy for promoting it to employers. How To Get Employers To Take Your Brand Seriously. Employers LOVE seeing this. Check out our course selection!

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The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

Recent employment practices show your interview starts long before you arrive; it starts online with your social media accounts. As a result, one recent employment practice has drawn attention. The “social media interview” is increasing in importance as part of the employment process.

Overcoming Obstacles of Employment

Corn on the Job

One big obstacles holding back is the background check. If they have certain types of past criminal offense, they may be quickly denied employment, even if they have changed. If approved, the incident will not show up when the background check is run.

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?

3 Ways To Get Employers To Take Your Brand Seriously

Career Realism

you need to start polishing up your personal brand – and your strategy for promoting it to employers. How To Get Employers To Take Your Brand Seriously. If you want employers to take your brand seriously, YOU need to start taking your brand seriously.

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Employers Hunt Down Your Bachelor Party Pics on Facebook

Evil HR Lady

More companies are conducting internet background checks to scrape up everything you've ever said and done. Keep reading: Employers Hunt Down Your Bachelor Party Pics on FacebookShould they? And should you care?

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Blogging4jobs

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. Social Intelligence: No Risk Employee Background Checks. Treat Informal Checks as Formal.

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.

6 Ways To Find Your Digital Dirt Before Your Employer

Career Realism

Here are 6 ways you can proactively undercover negative information about yourself before your current or prospective employer finds it. Use a few internet search engines, and check variations of your name in quotes (with and without your middle initial, for example). Credit checks.