Criminal Background Checks
Good news for job hunters can mean hiring headaches for employers. The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest in more than 18 years—3.8 percent—according to the Department of Labor.1 And many employers are scrambling to stay fully staffed.
Despite what we see in movies and on television, there isn’t a single database of criminal activity that companies like iiX can use. It’s no surprise, then, that picking which criminal background check to run on a candidate can be a challenge for organizations that are new to this.
Affirmation is encouraging, and iiX received it in spades through responses to our annual customer survey. Almost 77% of our customers were likely to recommend us to a colleague, and a quarter rated our service as “superior,”1 thanks to prompt and personal attention, great results, and ease of use.
As a sales manager and a regional account executive, a worry I have to think about is coming across as less than believable to prospective customers.
So, you want to know more about the people spending 8-plus hours working alongside you... Do a Google search for “background screening” and you’ll retrieve 11 million results. Search for “background screening companies” and the result is a paltry 6.5 million links.
According to most state licensing agencies, is it acceptable to share a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) requested for insurance purposes with an employer, or vice versa? If you answered “no,” give yourself a pat on the back.
A background check is, in general, a request for information about a consumer’s history. The review might look into a consumer’s employment history, driving records, any applicable criminal record, and may even include an evaluation of his or her credit report.