A pre-employment background check includes but not limited to the comprehensive review of the financial records, education records, employment history, criminal record or any other past component of an individual that can potentially pose a risk to the employer, other employees or the organizational assets and resources.
The activity of background check is not specific to jobs or employments only but can be performed in many circumstances. For example, to buy a new house, cross an international border, for approvals in some financial services, to buy a firearm, etc., you may have to go through a background check process.
Employee background check is crucial to safeguard the organization, resources and people from potential threats that may be posed by people with criminal background. Performing the background check before assigning duties or granting access to resources can save you from many unforeseen and undesirable incidents that may arise later.
Employment Background checks generally involve verification of personal details, education, employment history, motor vehicle report, credit history, arrests and prosecutions, medical history, drug screening, etc.