Today you can get a background check free. You may not realize it, but there can be quite a lot of people checking up on you. Potential employers top the list. Companies usually conduct background checks on job applicants primarily as a means to verify the credentials that you may have listed on your resume. Another reason is to check for any criminal record you may have. For instance, a record concerning money may not make you a likely candidate for a financial position in the firm.
Often the information provided by such cheap websites and agencies tend to be old, outdated or just plain wrong. Availing of such cheap information depends on the laws of a particular state and the employer’s needs. Agencies offering the cheapest services usually fail to identify criminals, performing such shallow reviews that serious offenders can get absolutely clean reports. Even when these services reveal criminal records, the information obtained is often deficient and untrustworthy.
If the employee has disqualifying offense(s) such as murder, criminal sexual assault, forgery or robbery, the employee would not be allowed to work at the facility.
This is why it is important to have proper hiring systems in place which ask the right questions to find out if someone is honestly communicating their information. I always included a question on the job application which asked if there was anything else the applicant would like us to know about them which might impact their ability to care for seniors. I learned that most people who had anything at all on their record, even if it was just a speeding ticket, would share this information in answering this question. It was a nice way to find out about someone’s honesty.