Pre-employment background checks are a critical piece of due diligence that help employers to discover potential “red flags” about job candidates before finalizing their hiring decisions. According to a survey conducted by HR.com in 2017, 96 percent of employers conduct at least one background check as part of the candidate screening process.
The prevalence of background checks in the hiring process has created a narrative in which employers consider what is necessary for candidates to “pass” or “fail” a background check. However, background checks are not a pass/fail system—they are a protocol designed to give hiring managers as much relevant information as possible to make an informed hiring decision.
What constitutes a background check red flag—or a piece of information that might cause an employer to reconsider a hiring decision, rescind a job offer, or disqualify a candidate from consideration—will vary significantly depending on the employer, industry, position, candidate, details of, and context surrounding the red flag, and other factors.
In this white paper, we will take a closer look at background check red flags to help employers and job seekers understand how background screening might affect hiring decisions or employment chances..
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