Types of checks
- Individual relationship checks
- Business Partners / Affiliate checks
- Identity and Address Verification – identifies who the applicant is or claims to be. (This usually includes verification of the person’s present and previous addresses.)
- Gaps in employment history
- Gap in educational history
- Pre-employment applicant check
- Character Reference Check
- Academic Verification
Successful Identification will remove the Fear of the Unknown
Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, credit history, and criminal history. These checks are often used by employers as a way to evaluate a potential employee’s history, character, and fitness for the job, and to identify potential hiring risks as a means of mitigating possible future liability.
Pre–employment screening refers to the process of investigating the backgrounds of potential employees and is commonly used to verify the accuracy of the submitted application as well as to discover any possible criminal history, workers compensation issues, or negative work history.
Due to the sensitivity of the information contained in consumer reports and certain records, there are a variety of important laws regulating the dissemination and legal use of this information. Most notably, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the use of consumer reports as it pertains to adverse decisions, notification to the applicant, and destruction and safekeeping of records. Individuals must also consent in order for the employer to obtain a credit report.
Progressive I-3 Solutions recommends the use of a Consent for Release of Records and a Hold Harmless forms signed by any applicant prior to the initiation of a background check. We will not conduct any employment background checks without these documents being singed by the applicant and included with the information provided to Progressive I-3 Solutions. We can provide you with sample forms for your use if needed.