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Old 08-06-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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So why do you need a background check?
A lot of non professional jobs conduct background checks. You need a background check to get hired as a cashier at a convenience store. There are cursory background checks, and then there are intensive and extensive background checks.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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I remember my background check took 2 weeks.
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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So why do you need a background check?
A fellow business owner I know use to not conduct background check, but he had an applicant who came in with a company that was out of business on his resume. Long story short, the owner knew it was BS and after that started conducting background checks and employment verification on everyone. Sadly, they ended up termination about a dozen employees for lying on their applications and have turned away several they would had hired had they not lied.

So, more and more companies are doings so because they can depend on honesty from the applicants anymore. If you look at the annual reports for companies that do background or employment verification service as part of their business, they report a marked increase in request even though there was an almost tripling of companies offering the service. After the courts ruled that general employment information isn't personally protected information, many companies that provide back office HR, payroll service, employee benefit programs, and such, were free to disseminate the information. So a defunct company who used a national payroll processing company, the records of who and when a person was on payroll for that company is now available to background checking companies. So much info is now available, it can take time to just wade through what is being returned on an applicant.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:11 PM
 
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I'm all cleared. Thanks everyone.
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