Most organizations conduct employment background checks. Vetting potential new employees and the continuous screening of current employees is a common and safe business practice. Providing accurate data during the background check process will benefit you.
Currently, Clark Land uses goodhire.com as its third-party background check provider. When requested, the GoodHire Company with send an email to you requesting information:
Here are a few tips that will help you get through the background screening process quickly and effectively:
CHECK, CHECK, AND DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR SUPPLIED DATA.
WE VERIFY ALL DATES, NAMES, JOB TITLES, ETC.
When completing the information request emailed to you, CHECK, CHECK, and DOUBLE-CHECK everything. Verify that your social security number, date of birth, and spelling of your name are all accurate. We need your social security number only to verify reports. We do not conduct credit checks.
Double check all employer/reference names, phone numbers, and addresses supplied. Not sure? “Google” it!
FOREWARN YOUR REFERENCES.
It is always a great idea to notify your references that you are using them on an application. This is beneficial for multiple reasons. By notifying them, you are checking off step two because you know that the phone number you supplied is still the correct and working number for your reference.
Because of various company policies, many supervisors are not allowed to supply a professional reference. Always ask if they will be allowed to provide one and ensure that they are willing to supply the reference. Make sure that the references you supply to be verified will be available to provide the recommendation.
Does your former company use a third-party to verify previous employment? This is typical for very large employers, like retail stores and banks. Provide the name of the third party, if any, and its contact number.
IS YOUR PAST EMPLOYER STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS?
Try to supply the names past employers that are still open for business. If your former place of business is closed, you won’t get a reference. A lot of times when businesses close or are bought out by another company the records are purged and we are unable to verify that particular employment.
IF YOU WORKED FOR A TEMP AGENCY – KNOW WHO YOU WORKED FOR
If you worked for a company through a temporary staffing agency, you were actually employed with the temporary agency. Your proof of your employment lies with the temporary agency, not with the company. Be sure to include any temporary staffing agencies and their contact information.
DO YOU HAVE A LINKEDIN PROFILE?
If yes, do you have any recommendations on your LinkedIn profile? This might be useful to submit if you have worked for a company that has since gone out of business or was bought by another company.
IF YOU ARE ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM OUR THIRD-PARTY BACKGROUND CHECK COMPANY, PLEASE RESPOND.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Any questions? Contact the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.