Background screening / Pre Employment Screening
Background screening or Pre-employment screening is the process of investigating the background of an employee and verifying the information provided by potential candidates before appointing them. Background screening involves reference checks, verifying personal details, checking the candidate’s ex-employers experience, checking any sort of criminal record, education details, etc.
Mostly the Pre-employment screening involves the following areas:
- Education verification
- Family background check
- Verification of personal details
- Employment history
- Criminal history
- Government-issued licenses
- Vehicle records
- International background check
Background screening is done to avoid any type of miscommunication, threat, or issue to the employer. As per a recent study, around 96% of employers conduct several types of Pre-employment checks before hiring.