Background checks are a necessary component to running a successful company. Happy, productive employees can make a world of difference in the overall function of any business. Get the wrong people in the… Continue reading
Background checks must be so easy. You type a person’s name into a super high-tech computer program that sorts through an entire nation’s population to pull exactly who you’re looking for. Well, not exactly. According to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), contrary to what television shows like CSI and Law and Order might lead you to believe, there is no such thing as a National Database where law enforcement officials upload court information. Background screeners need to follow many steps and make sure they have the correct information to complete an accurate background check.
The internet has created a new phenomenon for employers who want more information on an applicant before hiring them. All they could ever want to know about the candidate is tantalizing close—literally, right in front of their nose. Employers should proceed with caution, though, into the murky waters of internet background checks for two major reasons.