Knowing Your Rights

employmentFor people trying to find a job, what are the chances that employers will run employment background checks on you?

The chances are very great, there are 96 percent of employers and human resources professionals say that their companies and organizations do background check services on all of their potential employees and new hires.

What are they looking for? Some employers use credit checks to screen their applicants while others verify the claims that their job applicant made on their résumé and in their job interviews and they also look at the criminal records, news reports and even the sex offender status.

 As a job applicant, the questions that pop up in your mind like what should you know about background check services and what are the preparations to face one?

The First thing to know is that they can’t do any background check services on you without your permission. Employers need to tell their job applicants that they intent to do background check services and they will ask you to send a written permission if you agree to their terms.

If you were not accepted because of something from your background check report, they need to let you know and give you the name of the firm that offered the background checks services and the report.

 Since there is isn’t any way to hide derogatory information, it is better to know what is inside your background check report. Use any background check services that you can conduct on yourself so that you can see if the information is correct. If you find false information, you can try to correct these inaccuracies but there are not a lot of things to do to hide the negative but accurate information. Just be ready to explain to your potential employer that there is false information about you in background checks and you can’t do that until you know what someone will find.

There are a lot of people with criminal records that are not discharged, especially records that happened a long time ago and move to another place, which makes your record look like you ran away even if that is not right. There is a dramatic growth in the number of background check services done and the types of tools used to get information.

Honesty is the only choice. Especially when waffling about tough and hard questions that will raise red flags that a potential employer would investigate further or drop you. Job applicants have the right to receive a free copy of the reports from the firms that conducted the background checks services which also applies to current employees.

For more details regarding background check services, feel free to visit www.intelifi.com/services or contact us at (800) 409 -1819

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