What Makes It Unique and Important? Modern employers conduct background checks on most of the people they hire. These checks are most often used to screen full-time salaried workers. Part-timers and hourly employees are typically less likely to face a thorough background check or even go through a background screening at all. According to a survey conducted by HR.com, 67 percent of employers screen all of their part-time employees, compared to 83 percent of their full-time employees. While companies have their reasons for this type of background screening policy, the fact is background checks for hourly workers are just as important as background checks for full-time employees.