Background checks are part of the pre-hire assessment
process for corporations. Background checking new employees is an important risk mitigation tactic; its effective and efficient use helps improve and operationalize the hiring process.
Background screens typically focus on a potential employee's history, including: financial history, credit background, criminal background or sexual offense, and vehicle issues and driving history. Checking every employee's background has become a standard practice during the hiring process, sometimes performed even before the final hiring decision is made.
Company HR departments should make every effort to ensure their assessments and background screening procedures are thorough, efficient, and also comply with all national and local employment laws.