This post is primarily for those who are interested in learning more about employee background verifications. This will be the first in a series which covers various background checks which form part of employee background verifications.
Employee background verification is not a one-size-fits-all type of solution. The needs of a small retail business owner will be very different from that of an HR Director of a medium sized manufacturing company or the HR Manager of a large outsourcing provider. Only you can decide what works best for you. So the first step is to understand various kinds of background checks which are available to you.
One way to do this is to visit our Local Wiki (Learning Centre) and just browse through the various topics and entries over there. The Wiki acts as a starting point to get high level overview of different available checks, how they are done, and what are the associated benefits. Based on this preliminary review, you can reach a reasonably good decision on what all employee background checks may be useful for you, and for what types of employees within your company.
For example, if you are a software development company that mostly hires fresh graduates, your interest may be mostly on education verification. If you are a BPO/KPO provider serving international customers, chances are that you already have been requested by your customers to include complete criminal record verifications. If you are a small retail business, you may be interested more in address and reference checks rather than education verification.
In the subsequent posts, we will look deeper into various types of verifications and also how to select a background verification partner.