All the Steps to Background Checks

The Comprehensive Encyclopedia

Background checks are a necessary part of the hiring process. It is crucial to have them done before you hire an employee, which can be difficult when there are so many steps involved in the background check process. This comprehensive encyclopedia at will provide all the information you need to know about background checks and how they work!

The first thing you will need to do is choose a background screening company. There are many options out there and each one has different services they offer, so it is important that you find the right fit for your needs. Once you have chosen a provider, you can move on to setting up an account with them which requires providing information such as:

Once this part of the process is complete, their software automatically sends out invitations to applicants in order for them provide all necessary documents such as resumes and references when applying for positions within your organization if applicable.


You might also be required to collect information about where current employees live or whether or not they own any property near the place of business depending on what service plan was selected by either yourself or another person involved at your company.

After collecting all necessary documents, the background check process can begin. It takes an average of about two to three days for a report to be completed on each applicant and it will include information on their education, employment history, credit score, criminal record (if any), drug test results if applicable as well as any current or past lawsuits against them. So depending on how many employees you are screening at one time this part of the process could take some time! Once your reports have been returned back to you they should be reviewed carefully before making hiring decisions in order to avoid future problems within the workplace regarding legal issues that might arise from having someone with a criminal record working closely with customers or other workers without being aware of what crimes they committed previously.