3 Common Misconceptions About Background Checks

In November 21, 2015
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Background checks are an increasingly common part of the job application/hiring process. In fact, Forbes magazine reports that nearly 7 out of every 10 employers now run background checks. Why are so many business owners willing to invest in the process? Smart entrepreneurs understand that having the right team in place is crucial to success–and background checks are an important supplement when choosing that team.

Unfortunately, many myths still exist regarding background checks; and this could very well be the reason why 3 out of every 10 businesses are still holding out on this easy and helpful procedure. This article will examine and address three of the most common misconceptions about background checks.

Background checks are all about sorting out criminals

First and foremost, let’s be clear about the complete function of background checks. One important aspect is, of course, a thorough check of each applicant’s criminal record. This is important information for any employer to have, regardless of their company’s individual policy regarding criminal history. In addition to criminal records, however, background checks can also reveal other important information regarding job candidates. For example, some candidates lie about their past job experience, past salaries, education, credentials, etc. Other employees have a history of blatant fiscal irresponsibility, and the credit-score component of background checking can also reveal these kinds of facts.

Background checks are expensive

The cost of conducting a background check varies depending on which background-check provider you use, however here at Precise Payroll we offer some of the most competitive pricing available.

I can find all the information I need on Google

A lot of important information needed for background checks can only be legally obtained through a licensed background check firm–and the internet is full of dishonest sites claiming to run “personal background checks.”

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