A background check consists of information collected on an individual which may be considered eligibility for employment or housing. The specification of the background check is determined by the employer and or industry or position. The property manager determines which components to use for housing. These may include eviction reports, credit check, and a nationwide criminal search. The employer components may include criminal history information, county criminal search, civil records, driver records, employment records, educational information, license verification, credit information and reference checks and more.
Background checks may also include drug testing, a physical and even physical evaluations or assessments. However, employers and property management will advise what is required.
Ordering a background check on our site is easy. First, start of by deciding which background check package you want then fill out the form online. The results will be sent to the email that you provided in the online form. If you don’t see a package you want you can always create a background check ale carte style here.
Absolutely. As an individual, you may request a copy of your background check to reveal what others see on your background check.
The time it takes to get the results of a background check can vary depending on many factors. The most important factor would be what’s included in a background check. As a rule, the more comprehensive you want your background check to be, the longer it takes. The time range for the results of a background check are anywhere between instant, and four weeks. The average time for a background check is 72 hours.
Conducting a background check is a necessity in today’s day in age. With all the lawsuits and negligent hiring, implementing background checks are vital to a company’s success. Implementing background checks can save companies billions in the cons of negligent hiring. Two of the biggest consequences of neglecting background screening for employees and potential employees are theft and general employee negligence.
Employee theft is one of the biggest problems companies face. Employee theft isn’t considered just an entry level position problem. The biggest fraud cases are usually perpetrated by higher ups like accountants, managers, executives and more. With rampant fraud, many companies lose their revenue and in worst case scenarios may go bankrupt or close permanently. This type of employee theft isn’t just focused in companies, but in all organizations like non-profits, government, education, healthcare, and more. Background screening is tool that helps minimize and in most cases, it can prevent employee theft all together. Did you know that in 2019 retail theft by employees, totaled 60 billion dollars?
The line between legal and illegal when determine eligibility from a background check isn’t a clear-cut line always. It can be illegal for an employer to require different background information based on age, genetic information, disability, religion, sex, color, national origin, or race. It is illegal for an employer to solely reject a potential employer based on age, if you are 40 or older. Also considered illegal, are employers rejecting applicants of one ethnicity with an infraction on their background and not rejecting applicants with similar backgrounds but, a different ethnicity.
The employer can make a decision based on information medical history, but an individual can ask for a chance to show if they can do the job or not.
The cost of a background check may vary depending on how comprehensive the background check is. The cost can range anywhere from $5 to $100+. Our most basic background check package which includes a nationwide criminal search and sex offender search, costs $35.00.
Generally, a background check doesn’t have an expiration date, meaning that a you can go back to the very first infraction of an individual unless they are juveniles. Note: that juvenile records are usually sealed and not accessible to background check companies. As a general rule, most background check companies go as far back as 7 years.
You can get a background check from most websites that provide the service. Please be aware that the website you use for your background check services should be FCRA or the Federal Credit Reporting Act compliant. This means that you must inform the applicant that you intend to run a background check and that you may use the information provided to make a decision. When using our site for your background check needs we provide all the relevant needs for FCRA compliance. You may also go directly to the courthouse that house criminal records in the respective counties, districts, states, and territories.
There is no way to completely determine how often background check records are updated. This is because, background check data is not housed in one database. Data comes from many sources like the databases of counties, states, districts, provinces, and territories. All of these databases are not readily accessible to the public and may not even be online. The time range in which these background check records are updated can be anywhere from daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly. Here at The Koleman Group LLC, we update our records bi-weekly.
Yes, we do have a background check API that is designed for all size needs. This background check API service allows companies to integrate background screening into their onboarding process. With this tool, you can get the results of an employee or potential employee criminal history instantly. You can learn more about our background check API integration here?
You can try to get the records from your background history by calling your local and state courthouse and going through their process to get the records expunged from previous cases.
Most industries now require verification history. Our basic and standard background checks are designed for these industries:
Due to state laws, some employers may require more screening services. Some of these extra screening services are drug testing, and fingerprinting.
Some local background check companies provide fingerprinting. You can also go to your local police departments to collect fingerprinting.
Generally, it can take anywhere from two to four weeks to get the results of fingerprinting.
Choose from any of our general background checks. Our 2 background check packages consists of the basic background check and the standard background check. These packages are design for entry level, mid level positions and most industries like retail, construction, and more.
Our most basic background check.
Designed for entry level jobs.