Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates for employment screening. Jack Able & Associates Private Investigations has conducted background investigations on all types of individuals, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security, or a position of trust, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government.
Background checks can be expensive depending on the information requested. Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, credit history, and criminal history. These checks are often used by employers as a means of judging a job candidate's past mistakes, character, job fitness, and to identify potential hiring risks for safety and security reasons. Background checks are also used to thoroughly investigate potential government employees in order to be given a security clearance.
Checks are frequently conducted to confirm information found on an employment application and or resume. They may also be conducted as a way to further differentiate potential employees and pick the one the employer feels is best suited for the position. Employers have an obligation to make sure their work environment is safe for all employees and helps prevent other employment problems in the workplace.
Checks are also required for those working in positions with special security concerns, such as trucking, ports of entry, and airports (including airline transportation). Other laws exist to prevent those who do not pass a criminal check from working in careers involving the elderly, disabled, or children.