The Background Check Policy establishes guidelines for hiring investigations in order to protect the security, safety and health of employees, clients and others in your organization. The Background Check Policy also safeguards the assets and resources of your company.
Our Background Check Policy applies to all existing and potential company employees. (12 pages, 2245 words)
Why do you need this? The Company may be liable for any acts committed by an employee, acting within (and sometime outside of) the scope of employment. Employees with previous histories of theft, assault, aggressive behavior, or inability to get along with others may pose a severe liability problem for the employer. This is why the courts require that “reasonable inquiries” into a person’s background be performed before employment. These may include, things such as an Application Form, Personal Interviews and References, Criminal History and Incarceration Records (within the last 7 years), Driver’s Record, Credit Record, Bankruptcy Check (within the last 10 years), Substance Screen, Honesty Test, and more.
Responsibilities: The Human Resources Manager is responsible for overseeing the execution of background checks before extending an offer of employment.
Definitions: Consumer Report. A report prepared by a Consumer Reporting Agency. This report contains information about a person’s personal and credit characteristics, character, general reputation, and lifestyle.
- Background and Hiring
- Investigative Consumer Reporting
- Employee Reference Checks
- Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Inquiry
References Used in the Background Check Policy
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
- State Credit Reporting Acts
Forms Included in the Background Check Policy
- Employee Investigation Checklist Form
- Employee Background Authorization Form
- New References Authorization Form
- Reference Check Survey Form