What Does A Background Check Entail?
For the average company, background checks can come in many forms. Some involve little more than a handful of phone calls to verify basic employment information about education, past jobs, and references. Comprehensive searches are far more involved, and examine issues related to an employee’s real identity, criminal records, and other public records available for review. Obviously, that search will also try to verify employment information, educational credentials, licensing claims, and other less-controversial details to provide a more complete portrait of the job candidate.
Criminal Background Screening that Works
Any New York City complete background investigation focuses much of its attention on a screening for any history of criminal activity. This is the primary reason why companies rely on outside background checks, after all, as today’s employers understand how important it is to know about an applicant’s potential criminal history. At ISS, we use relevant state and national search resources to search from hundreds of sources that use name searches, alias searches, and address history to uncover criminal records belonging to potential hires.
In most instances, local search resources provide the most accurate results, but the broader search is essential for ensuring that no stone is left unturned. We select search parameters based on a scope determined by you, and in accordance with relevant state laws.
While some companies may attempt to conduct these searches in-house, they typically find that the process requires experience and resources that can be difficult to obtain. As a result, such in-house searched tend to be inefficient and unreliable. For the best results, it is important to rely on trained professional investigators with a proven track record of success.