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  • 1. January 22, 2010
    Background Checking: General Background Checks
  • 2.  
    General Background Checks
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  • 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.
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    Note: n = 275-310. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from the analysis. “--” means that option was not available in 2004.
  • 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.
    A written policy for employees to follow regarding conducting criminal background checks: Large (82%) > Medium (69%)
    4
    Comparison by Organizational Staff Size
    Comparison by Organization's Region
    • A policy that no references are obtained without signed consent from the candidate: Southern region (84%) > Midwest (66%)
    Note: Comparison by organizations’ staff size and region represent those who answered “yes.”
    Small = 1-99 employees
    Medium = 100-499 employees
    Large = 500 or more employees
  • 5. Which background checking or verification does your organization partially or completely outsource?
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    Note: n=218-311. “N/A” responses were excluded from this analysis.
  • 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?
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    Note: n=264-268. “N/A” and “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis.
  • 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?
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    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.
    Small = 1-99 employees
    Medium = 100-499 employees
    Large = 500 or more employees
  • 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?
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    Note: n=218-311. “N/A” responses were excluded from this analysis.
  • 9. Demographics: Organization Industry
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    Note: n=312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  • 10. Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)
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    Note: n=312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  • 11. Demographics: Organization Sector
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    Note: n = 319. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding
  • 12. Demographics: Organization Staff Size
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    Note: n = 312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding
  • 13. Demographics: Organization Region
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    Note: n = 312. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding
  • 14. Demographics: Organization Operations Location
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    Note: n = 315. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding
  • 15. Background Checking
    Methodology
    Response rate = 19%
    Sample comprised of 433 randomly selected HR professionals from SHRM’s membership
    Margin of error is +/- 5
    Survey fielded November 18 – December 4, 2009
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