[Infographic] So, You’re Getting Background Checked? What You Need to Know

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Our clients, the employers who rely on us to perform background checks on their job candidates, often also ask us for advice on how best to convey and explain the process to their prospective employees. We’ve taken the opportunity to create an infographic for this exact purpose.

And here’s what we have to say to employees or applicants who are at the point of submitting to a background check:

If you’ve reached the point in the hiring (or promotion) process where you’re being asked to give your consent for a background check, the first thing to do is feel proud of yourself. You’re being highly considered for the position and that’s a good thing. While being the subject of a background check may feel scary or intimidating, the truth is that this is the employer’s move toward choosing you. The company you’d like to work for is ready to invest time and money in you. You can be proud.

There are some things you need to know about having your background examined. You have rights and there are standard steps you can expect.

Knowing this information will help you to relax into the process and also to be as proactive as you can be in order to have the process go smoothly and effectively.

In our latest infographic you’ll find answers to your questions, and some tips for having the employment background check process go well. Congratulations on making it to this stage.

Check out the infographic here:

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About Michael Gaul

A security industry professional since 1988, Michael has extensive expertise in the fields of human capital risk management, physical security, and background screening process management. Michael leads Proforma’s sales, marketing, and strategic customer relations efforts.


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