Most employers perform some type of background screening as a condition of employment after someone has accepted a job offer. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of background checks employers conduct:
- Reference check. This type of check is often done for all applicants. The references are typically provided by the applicants themselves.
- Criminal background check. For most employers, performing a criminal background check is considered due diligence to ensure the person in question doesn’t have a history that may indicate he or she would be a risk to the safety and security of others or the business, such as violence or fraud.