Don’t Select until You Check: Expected Background Checking Practices

Don’t Select until You Check: Expected Background Checking Practices Background checking (BC) is a process of verifying job-related information provided by job applicants. The use of recommended BC methods and practices was investigated through a survey of companies. On average, employers used five BC methods and 15 BC practices. Companies tend to perform the same BC across all types of positions. Forty-seven percent of companies outsourced BC. Several factors influenced BC such as the size of the company, outsourcing, who is responsible for BC, perceived effectiveness and the amount of time spent on BC. Practices to handle criminal convictions, arrests and inconsistencies during BC are identified. The implications of these findings for future research and practice are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal Springer Journals

Don’t Select until You Check: Expected Background Checking Practices

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law; Ethics
ISSN
0892-7545
eISSN
1573-3378
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10672-017-9294-4
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Abstract

Background checking (BC) is a process of verifying job-related information provided by job applicants. The use of recommended BC methods and practices was investigated through a survey of companies. On average, employers used five BC methods and 15 BC practices. Companies tend to perform the same BC across all types of positions. Forty-seven percent of companies outsourced BC. Several factors influenced BC such as the size of the company, outsourcing, who is responsible for BC, perceived effectiveness and the amount of time spent on BC. Practices to handle criminal convictions, arrests and inconsistencies during BC are identified. The implications of these findings for future research and practice are discussed.

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Employee Responsibilities and Rights JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 22, 2017

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