Elements of a Comprehensive Background Check [Infographic]

background checksEmployers are turning more often to background checks to help them make better hiring decisions. Partly in response to this, background screening companies have developed procedures to deliver comprehensive background checks cost effectively. These comprehensive checks explore a wide range of personal background data found through both public and private sources.

The benefit to employers is that now you are able to minimize hiring risks and stay within compliance guidelines without having to become experts in researching background data. With the assistance of the screening professional, you can more easily design appropriate background screening procedures for specific types of jobs. In some cases, employers may seek a comprehensive background check that uses all of the data available.

The infographic offers brief descriptions of various background checks, ranging from basic employment and education verification to more technical public records searches. These multi-layered, multi-year data sources can be extremely valuable for employers who know how to make use of them.

Use this infographic as a guide to the types of information available for background research, with application for designing background check procedures for specific jobs or job categories.  And feel free to use the social share buttons or embed code to share this graphic with others.


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About MichaelGaul

Michael is a results-oriented marketing executive with over two decades of experience in employment screening, physical security, and business process management. Michael has deep experience in human capital risk management and a passion for educating business leaders and HR professionals on strategies that tangibly protect their interests. Michael serves on the Board of the Secure Cash and Transport Association (SCTA) and is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), and the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).
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