What Is A Person Search?
A person search is a search product that provides current and previous addresses associated with a person’s name, date of birth and Social Security number. The search provides the full addresses and approximate dates the person was associated with in the past.
Background Screening, Access Fees and Pricing
Sometimes your background screening company may charge you something referred to as “access fees.” These fees are nothing more than a tax levied by a particular county or state to access either criminal records or Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records.
Written Permission to Conduct Background Checks
In order for an employer to conduct a background check for employment purposes, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires written permission from the applicant to authorize the employer to conduct a background check through a third-party provider; a background screening company.
Why Background Screening Accreditation Matters to Your Dealership
Working with an accredited background screening company ensures that the company is providing you with the best screening services while adhering to all of the legal standards applicable and best business practices.
Is An Arrest A Conviction?
The average person may not understand the difference between being arrested and being convicted of a crime. As an employer conducting employment background checks, understanding the difference is imperative. An arrest is not a conviction.
Employment Screening and Credit Reports
Pulling credit reports on a customer makes sense when determining the credit worthiness of a person who may be financing a car or other item. However, pulling a credit report based upon a person seeking employment with a company is a whole different matter.