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Employee Background Checks Policy – 5 Basic Needs to Avoid Conflicts & Discrimination!

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Have you reviewed your employee background checks policy recently? If not, then it’s the right time to ensure best practice and adopt the fair background check norms.

Every organization is committed to protecting the security, safety, and health of employees. safeguarding the assets and resources of the company, and assuring individuals in responsible positions are worthy of the trust they are given. Thus, employers also have the responsibility to adopt a proper employee background checks policy to maintain compliance with FCRA standards.

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Employee Background Checks Policy – 5 Basic Needs to Avoid Conflicts & Discrimination!

  1. 1. Employee Background Checks Policy – 5 Basic Needs to Avoid Conflicts & Discrimination!Have you reviewed your employee background checks policy recently? Ifnot, then it’s the right time to ensure best practice and adopt the fairbackground check norms.Every organization is committed to protecting the security, safety, andhealth of employees. Safeguarding the assets and resources of the company,and assuring individuals in responsible positions are worthy of the trust theyare given. Thus, employers also have the responsibility to adopt a properemployee background checks policy to maintain compliance with FCRAstandards.What Not to Forget about the Employee Background Checks Policy?So what does a background check consist of, and how do you do one? Whilebackground checks were traditionally done by the police, today there aremany local and national private background screening companies that offerbackground check services. Like most things, you get what you pay for.A simple online background check will provide quick, basic information, whilea comprehensive employee background check can cost hundreds of dollarsand take considerably more time. Either way, the purpose is to give someinsight into person’s character based on past actions and records. Dependingon the extent of background check desired, it can provide information abouta person’s financial, criminal and even personal history, includingbankruptcies, motor vehicle tickets and employment records.Employee background checks are very sensitive as they can make or break acareer of a prospective employee or a current employee. Discrimination isthe biggest reason which affects employee background checks. And this iswhy an employee background check policy document is highly recommendedthat includes, at a minimum the following components.
  2. 2. 5 Basic Needs of Employee Background Checks Policy to AvoidConflicts & Discrimination!Background Checks Policy Level 1 – High Risk Positions:There are “Positions of Trust” which require optimum level of scrutiny andbackground searches and this include the people who have access to thefinancial accounts of the company, citizen or personal information,proprietary information, asset information or any other critical informationrelated to company.Background Checks Policy Level 2 – All the Other Employees:Level two addresses all the other employees working in a position of trust, orwho routinely have access to any kind of personally identifiable informationor other sensitive information, complete a comprehensive background checkthat includes criminal records check, education verification, credit historyverification, employment history and when needed drug testing and drivingrecords can also considered.Background Checks Policy Level 3 – Criteria for Disqualification:Level three of background check policy must define the criteria ofdisqualification during background screening process of the currentemployee and the prospective job applicant to avoid conflicts.Background Checks Policy Level 4 – Rechecking After Every 3 YearsAfter every three years, an "update" of background check will be done onexisting employees and contractors in positions of trust.Background Checks Policy Level 5 – Criteria of Passing BackgroundChecksA background checks policy that establishes specific passing criteria as acondition of employment.Muhammad Saad Khan is a Writer, Social Media and BusinessManagement Thought Leader Working with Dataflow Group, the worldsleading primary source verification company headquartered in Singapore.His current research is about Employment Background Checks Policyand its essentiality.

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