Background Checks

Are you planning on hiring a new employee, a babysitter, dog walker, nurse or contractor? Do you have property that you are about to rent? These situations require answers before we can move forward with our decision. We can help you make an informed choice therefore avoiding potential criminal or unprofessional mishaps by doing an extensive background check. Blue Star Security offers thorough background and financial information developed from multiple sources. Many of these are accessible only to private detectives and police municipalities and these can be put to work for you and your love ones.

 

Consider some of these tips when it comes to background checks:

An Employment Background Check Is Legal
Employers are allowed to do background checks, but the information they are allowed to look at varies from state to state. Before you start your job hunt, spend some time getting familiar with the employment background check laws in your state to have an understanding of your rights.

Why Are Employers Using Background Checks?
The employment landscape is extremely competitive and some job hunters are exaggerating their qualifications to get hired. A background check is used to confirm the information you have given to an employer and find out if you are telling the truth.

Some Jobs Require A Background Check
While an employment background check is used for just about any position in the country, there are certain types of positions where a background check has been used for years. For example, if the job you are applying for requires you to handle money, then a potential employer will check your credit to see if you can be responsible with the company’s money.

Public Information Only
Any job that requires you to drive will do a check on your driving record, but driving record checks are also part of standard employment background checks as well. You will want to look up your driving record to make sure it is accurate and make sure that you have not been the victim of identity theft.

Drug Tests
Drug tests are becoming more common as part of employment background checks, so be prepared to submit to a drug test as part of your interview process.

Warrants Are Normally Not Part Of The Search
While it is easy for employers to access information regarding warrants for your arrest, it is unusual that an employer will make warrants part of an employment background check.

Refusing A Background Check Will Cost You The Job
There are many things that an employer cannot use against you when it comes to hiring you, but that does not mean that employers have to disclose the reason you were not considered. For example, you cannot be disqualified from being considered for a job because you refused the background check, but you will be disqualified from consideration if you refuse the background check without any consequence to the employer.

Have Your References Checked
As part of a background check, potential employers will contact past employers to see why you no longer work for that company. Most past employers will just give dates of employment and titles you held, but some past employers will offer information about a nasty break-up between you and that employer. There are services you can use to find out what past employers are saying about you and be prepared to address those issues in your interview.

Your Education History
Always give a potential employer your true educational background because the employer will eventually get the truth through a background check. It is always best to get the accurate information from you to help enhance the positive feelings the employer has towards you.

Your Driving Record
Any job that requires you to drive will do a check on your driving record, but driving record checks are also part of standard employment background checks as well. You will want to look up your driving record to make sure it is accurate and make sure that you have not been the victim of identity theft.

Drug Tests
Drug tests are becoming more common as part of employment background checks, so be prepared to submit to a drug test as part of your interview process.

 

AVAILABLE REPORTS & SEARCHES PROVIDED BY BLUE STAR SECURITY:

  • Background report
  • Bankruptcy, liens and judgement reports
  • Criminal record for charges and convictions
  • Sexual offender registry
  • Phone record searches
  • Social security number verification
  • Bank account and asset searches
  • Employment history
  • Landlord/tenant verification

 

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