The Major “Don’ts” of Employee Background Checks

When it comes to conducting background checks on potential employees, you may be wondering about what is and is not acceptable to do. Luckily, when your background checks are handled by  a professional screening service, such as AIR Pre-Hire, you are guaranteed the best practices for these types of evaluations. Nevertheless, it is important to know what kind of things should be avoided when conducting your pre-employment screening services. Read on to find out the major “don’ts” of conducting employee background checks.

Background Check Don'ts

What Not to Do When Conducting an Employee Background Check

First and foremost is an obvious but important tip: Don’t do anything illegal! With a professional service you will not run that risk, but employers who try to conduct their own independent background checks may find themselves in a complicated legal situation if they try to access information they have no right to or if they go about accessing information in the wrong way.

Another vital thing to remember once you’ve gotten the results of the background check is this: Don’t exclude the applicant! Have a discussion with the applicant if the background check has yielded interesting or unclear results that only the person in question could clarify. This might help you gain new insight into a candidate that you otherwise would never have.

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to look on the bright side! Too often, a stigma is attached to the idea of a background check; people feel that their only purpose is to unearth dark and disappointing secrets about an applicant. But the opposite is just as true- you could, through a background check, discover something about your candidate that they had neglected to mention, but that could actually make them an indispensable benefit to your company!

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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