Know What to Request in Your Criminal Background Checks

Posted By Cindi

Date: October 2nd, 2008

As an employer, a criminal background check can be an important tool. You should also be aware that you have a choice (within the law) of what kind of information to receive and consider in your employee screening process.

Choices to Consider

Should you request a report that includes only felonies, or misdemeanors as well? What about only convictions, or should arrests be a factor? Again, within the law, it largely depends on your business. However, keep in mind that a long arrest record, even without convictions, may be an indicator of character. Additionally, the difference between a misdemeanor or a felony is only a matter of a dollar amount that is attached to the crime.

Professional Screening Assistance

A good employee screening company can advise you the kinds of reports you should consider based on your business.

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