Employers run background checks to prevent hiring personal who may not suit the work ethic of the workplace or may become a liability to the employer. Background screening is important to ensure a cohesive environment for all employees.
An employment background check typically takes place when someone applies for a advertised position, but may also take place any time the employer deems necessary.
For example, an employer may require annual or semi-annual employment drug testing or criminal background checks for their employees to ensure a safe and secure work environment.
An employment background check can include a person’s past work CV or history, their level of education, current credit rating, criminal record, behaviour on social media and drug screening.