Nowadays, many organizations are doing all sort of different pre-employment background checks. However, as this is still a fairly new industry in majority of the world, many still do not have a clue of what a pre-employment background check is about. In this article, I will lay out some of the common pre-employment screening components together with a brief description:
1. Criminal record check: Check to see if the job candidate has committed any crime in the past.
2. Civil litigation record check: Check to see if the job candidate has been sued in any civil cases.
3. Reference Check: Speak with the previous supervisors to know more about the job candidate's work performance.
4. Employment verification: Verify with the Human Resources department about the previous work history details.
5. Education verification: Check to see if the certificate, diploma, degree and professional design list on resume are true or not.
6. Bankruptcy record check: Check to see if he or she has declared bankruptcy in the past.
7. Credit history report: view the credit history report to assess the job candidate's current financial status. You can see if he or she had a history of not repaying loans.
8. Director record check: Check to see if the he or she is a director of a competitiveness firm.
9. Media search: Check to see if the candidate's name is appearing in the media.
Different position or industry requires different level of due diligence. Pick and choose the components that fit with your pre-employment background check process.