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Employee Background Checks

September 16, 2014 0 Comments


Employers are no longer taking chances with the people they hire to work for them. Any company’s reputation relies on the staff members and the combination can determine the credibility the business has in the eyes of the public. Apart from this, the employees you hire can determine the productivity of your company and there is therefore the need to be sure that they are really who they say they are and they are indeed qualified for the job you are about to hand to them. It is for these reasons that companies now conduct background checks and searches before hiring. But what do these searches really revolve around?

Job seeker’s identity

False identities cannot be ignored in modern times. There are people who impersonate others or come up with a false identity to land their dream jobs without having their past dug out. A background check however, can help truly identify the individual. This is a process that can be done through Social Security traces, working eligibility in the given state and global homeland security database searches. Special forms filled by the applicant can also easily help identify his true identity or catch any falsifications.

Job experience and education of the job seeker

Apart from scrutinizing the real identity of the job seeker, background job searchers can help verify that the individual attended the schools listed on the resume and attained the licenses and degrees he or she claims to have attained. Past work experience can also be verified during the searches. Potential employers actually have the chance to find out how satisfactory the job seeker’s work was with past employers in terms of performance. The searches can also reveal career advancements and previous salaries.

The legal and criminal history of the applicant

This is probably one of the things that many employers want to be very sure of before hiring new employees. They are important in making sure the employers know exactly the kind of person they are hiring, the risks and whether they are comfortable and ready to give them another take to life in their businesses. The searches will reveal information on driving records, civil lawsuits, sex offenses and federal, state of county convictions. Those with alcoholism or substance abuse problems can also be identified through alcohol and drug tests.

Job seeker’s financial data

Even though employee history on collection data and paid tax liens are protected, you can still get the financial information you need on your employee through the help of a consumer reporting agency. Getting a credit report can help you know about any a potential bankruptcy on the part of the employee even though discriminating as a result is forbidden.

Considering that all these can be revealed in a background check, it is advisable for job seekers to be honest with the information they give in their resumes. Any chance of giving false information can rob you of the chance to land a good job and give you a new chance to take life head on.

Job background checks can be of great help to employers on potential employees. They largely help in assuring them that the individuals they are about to hire are indeed suited for the job openings and the company at large.

Indonesia Private Investigation Agency  (IPIA) along with our sister agency  Bali Eye Private Investigation Agency  (BEPIA) are  fully registered Private Investigation Agencies offering private detective and private investigator services to the Private and Business sectors throughout Indonesia and South East Asia.

Our two agencies both conduct business due diligence assessments in Indonesia. However, we can also recommend Business Due Diligence Indonesia (BDDI). BDDI specialise purely on business due diligence and pre-employment screening, and with an extensive network of political, financial and business experts, and over ten years specialised focus, they are perhaps the leading experts in their field. 

About the Author:

BEPIA's Indonesian Director of Investigations has worked on and directed over 400 cases. She has a Diploma (with distinction) in Private Investigation from the UK, and an Australian Government accredited certificate in Investigative Services.