The Do’s of Conducting an Employee Background Check

Bad hires can be a mess. Here are “Do’s” of conducting an employee background check:

  1. Know the laws. Laws in the background check world are constantly changing. Background Check Central takes pride in keeping up with the current laws around the country. The last thing you want is a class action lawsuit.
  2. Conduct thorough background checks. The extensive list of searches Background Check Central has available make it possible for anyone to come up with a custom package that fit their needs. Going beyond the basic searches (such as name, address and social security verification) is always recommended.
  3. Be consistent. For example: two applicants applying for a driving position should have the same checks. However, an applicant for a different financial position should have different checks than the driver applicants.
  4. Notice any patterns. One brush with the law doesn’t necessarily make the applicant a bad choice. However a pattern of negative behavior is a good indicator of the applicant’s character.
  5. Use professionals. Using a company to run your background checks is a better idea than putting your company at risk. Background Check Central is not an online database. We have actual private investigators who gather the information you need. An investigator is there for you every step of the way.
  6. Ask us for help. At Background Check Central, we have a trained staff of expert background and employee screening investigators who can answer any questions you may have, even if you’re not a client.