A background check will investigate a candidate's background based on criteria determined by their prospective or current employer. A check of a candidate's background may include employment, education, criminal records, credit history, motor vehicle and license record checks.
Similarly one may ask, what can be revealed in a background check?
A background check will screen your background based on criteria determined by your prospective or current employer which may include information such as employment, academic and/or professional qualifications, criminal records, financial standing and media searches.
What will show up on a criminal background check?
The following will show up on a criminal background check report if applicable: Arrests. Convictions of felonies and misdemeanors. Court records (e.g. dockets, orders, decrees, judgement, etc.)
What is looked at in a background check?
When most people think of a background check they think of a simple criminal history check. It's the process by which you find your best candidate by looking at, yes, criminal records, but also education and employment history, civil records, references, etc. Each is a very important piece of the puzzle.