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Old 12-11-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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So I've been made an offer. HR has completed my reference check. They are now conducting a background check and drug test. I have previously asked them NOT to contact my current employer. Is there any reason to believe that they will in the "post offer" background check? I am not turning in my notice until I know it's ok.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I would expect that since you asked them not to contact your current employer, they will honor that, even if you now have an official offer. If they don't honor that -- that's information about your potential new employer that you might not like so much.

Typically a background check will include a criminal check, driving record, credit check (if you gave them permission to do so). Since they already have references, I doubt they will be checking with your current employer.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: NC
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They can promise it all day long, but they probably will. I was interested in another Chief Financial Officer position and the recruiter contacted my employer like an idiot. That prompted a long talk about how they wanted to commit to 5 years etc.... I was pissed at the recruiter!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Usually, they will not contact your current employer, unless you are "safely" aboard. I have done a post-hire background check (after being on the new job for a month) and all went well.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I have never had a potential employer contact my current employer. I understand your concern, but I think it rarely happens. Good luck with the new job!!
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