What Exactly Is A Simple Background Check?

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Conducting background checks allows you to filter out any bad applicants and hire only the best for the job!

For most hiring managers, HR representative, and employers, hiring a new employee is a very intense process that requires a lot of vetting. In fact, conducting a background check is a common practice for most employers these days. As a result, companies are creating safer work environments simply by enforcing a background check policy on all of their employees. So what exactly goes into a basic background check?

The Basics Of A Background Check

Typically, a simple background check will provide an employer with the minimal background information needed on an applicant to make an informed decision about their credibility and criminal history. More often than not, a basic background check will provide you with an amazing opportunity to verify the identity of all applicants. In fact, a basic background check can provide you with the potential employee’s full name, social security number, date of birth, any potentially known aliases, and all prior address history. As a result, you are able to find out and verify any employment history or any other personal history that the applicant may have omitted or lied about.

Why Demand A Background Check?

Although there are a variety of options for comprehensive background checks, sometimes, all an employer or landlord needs is a simple check to verify any information that may have been omitted by the applicant. In fact, your business might be a very small business with just a few employees and therefore you may have a very small budget to use on a background check. While necessary, a background check even at it’s most basic level provides some valuable information that employers can use when deciding who to hire. Furthermore, a basic background check is more often than not a lot faster than other more comprehensive ones. For employers who need to make a new hire decision quickly, it can be extremely beneficial to conduct a basic background check.


AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.


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