Background Check Services, Maritime Industry.
Nation Or International Criminal Background Checks.
Criminal, arrest, incarceration, and sex offender records
There are several types of criminal record searches available to
employers, some more accurate and up to date than others.
These "third party" background checking agencies cannot guarantee
the accuracy of their information, thus many of them have incomplete
records or inaccurate records.
The only way to conduct an
accurate background check is to go directly through the state. Most
times using the state of choice is much cheaper than using a "third
Many websites offer the "instant" background
check, which will search a compilation of databases containing
public information for a fee. These "instant" searches originate
from a variety of sources, from statewide court and corrections
records to law enforcement records which usually stem from county or
metro law enforcement offices.
There are also other
database-type criminal searches, such as statewide repositories and
the national crime file. A commonly used criminal search by
employers who outsource is the county criminal search.
Citizenship, immigration, or legal working status
of undocumented workers has become an issue for American businesses
since the forming of the Department of Homeland Security and its
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division.
history making immigration raids over the past two years have forced
employers to consider including legal working status as part of
their background screening process.
All employers are
required to keep government Form I-9 documents on all employees and
some states mandate the use of the federal E-Verify program to
research the working status of Social Security numbers. With
increased concern for right-to-work issues, many outsourcing
companies are sprouting in the marketplace to help automate and
store Form I-9 documentation.
Some jobs are only available to
citizens who are residents of that country due to security concerns.
Employers may want to identify
potential employees who routinely file discrimination lawsuits. It
has also been alleged that in the U.S., employers that do work for
the government do not like to hire whistleblowers who have a history
of filing qui tam suits.
Driving and vehicle records
Employers that routinely hire drivers or are in the transportation
sector seek drivers with clean driving records-i.e., those without a
history of accidents or traffic tickets. Department of Motor
Vehicles and Department of Transportation records are searched to
determine a qualified driver.
Social Media Background Checks.
Social Media Background Check Are Now The Next Generation Of
Your Internet Activities And Associates.
Drug tests are used for a variety of reasons, corporate ethics,
measuring potential employee performance, and keeping workers'
compensation premiums down.
are used primarily to see if the potential employee had graduated
from high school (or a GED) or received a college degree, graduate
degree, or some other accredited university degree. There are
reports of SAT scores being requested by employers as well.
These usually range from simple verbal
confirmations of past employment and timeframe to deeper, such as
discussions about performance, activities and accomplishments, and
relations with others.
history, liens, civil judgments, bankruptcy, and tax information may
be included in the report. Applicant Must Express Permission For
A government authority
that has some oversight over professional conduct of its licensees
will also maintain records regarding the licensee, such as personal
information, education, complaints, investigations, and disciplinary
Medical, Mental, and Physiological evaluation and
These records are generally not available to consumer
reporting agencies, background screening firms, or any other
investigators without documented, written consent of the applicant,
consumer or employee.
Although not as
common today as it was in the past fifty years, employers frequently
requested the specifics of one's military discharge.
Those seeking employment in the government
relating in a field of national security, law enforcement, or other
field of safety or security may look into a persons background not
disclosed in applications. Those who fail a polygraph test may not
be selected. In the United States laws regarding the use are under
the Employee Polygraph Protection Act.
Social Security Number
(or equivalent outside the US). A fraudulent SSN may be
indicative of identity theft, insufficient citizenship, or
concealment of a "past life". Background screening firms usually
perform a Social Security trace to determine where the applicant or
employee has lived.