January 22, 2010<br />Background Checking: General  Background Checks<br />
 <br />General Background Checks<br />2<br />
Please indicate which of the following policies and procedures your organization has in place for conducting reference, cr...
Please indicate which of the following policies and procedures your organization has in place for conducting reference, cr...
Which background checking or verification does your organization partially or completely outsource?<br />5<br />Note: n=21...
When applicable, does your organization’s background check on potential employees include BOTH domestic (U.S. only) and in...
When applicable, does your organization’s background check on potential employees include BOTH domestic (U.S. only) and in...
Has the number of reference, credit and/or criminal background checks your organization conducts on job applicants increas...
Demographics: Organization Industry<br />9<br />Note: n=312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.<br />
Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)<br />10<br />Note: n=312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.<...
Demographics: Organization Sector<br />11<br />Note: n = 319. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
Demographics: Organization Staff Size<br />12<br />Note: n = 312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
Demographics: Organization Region<br />13<br />Note: n = 312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
Demographics: Organization Operations Location<br />14<br />Note: n = 315. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<...
Background Checking<br />Methodology<br />Response rate = 19%<br />Sample comprised of 433 randomly selected HR profession...
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Background check general

  1. 1. January 22, 2010<br />Background Checking: General Background Checks<br />
  2. 2.  <br />General Background Checks<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Please indicate which of the following policies and procedures your organization has in place for conducting reference, credit and/or criminal background checks on job candidates.<br />3<br />Note: n = 275-310. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from the analysis. “--” means that option was not available in 2004.<br />
  4. 4. Please indicate which of the following policies and procedures your organization has in place for conducting reference, credit and/or criminal background checks on job candidates.<br />A written policy for employees to follow regarding conducting criminal background checks: Large (82%) > Medium (69%)<br />4<br />Comparison by Organizational Staff Size<br />Comparison by Organization's Region<br /><ul><li>A policy that no references are obtained without signed consent from the candidate: Southern region (84%) > Midwest (66%)</li></ul>Note: Comparison by organizations’ staff size and region represent those who answered “yes.” <br />Small = 1-99 employees <br /> Medium = 100-499 employees <br /> Large = 500 or more employees <br />
  5. 5. Which background checking or verification does your organization partially or completely outsource?<br />5<br />Note: n=218-311. “N/A” responses were excluded from this analysis.<br />
  6. 6. When applicable, does your organization’s background check on potential employees include BOTH domestic (U.S. only) and international reference, credit and/or criminal background checks?<br />6<br />Note: n=264-268. “N/A” and “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis.<br />
  7. 7. When applicable, does your organization’s background check on potential employees include BOTH domestic (U.S. only) and international reference, credit and/or criminal background checks?<br />7<br />Note: n=264-268. “N/A” and “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis. “--” indicates that there were no significant differences in this category. <br /> Small = 1-99 employees <br /> Medium = 100-499 employees <br /> Large = 500 or more employees <br />
  8. 8. Has the number of reference, credit and/or criminal background checks your organization conducts on job applicants increased, decreased or remained the same as a result of the economic downturn?<br />8<br />Note: n=218-311. “N/A” responses were excluded from this analysis.<br />
  9. 9. Demographics: Organization Industry<br />9<br />Note: n=312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.<br />
  10. 10. Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)<br />10<br />Note: n=312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.<br />
  11. 11. Demographics: Organization Sector<br />11<br />Note: n = 319. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
  12. 12. Demographics: Organization Staff Size<br />12<br />Note: n = 312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
  13. 13. Demographics: Organization Region<br />13<br />Note: n = 312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
  14. 14. Demographics: Organization Operations Location<br />14<br />Note: n = 315. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding<br />
  15. 15. Background Checking<br />Methodology<br />Response rate = 19%<br />Sample comprised of 433 randomly selected HR professionals from SHRM’s membership<br />Margin of error is +/- 5 <br />Survey fielded November 18 – December 4, 2009<br />15<br />

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