Employment Background Checks



Whether you are hired or promoted for a job may depend on the information revealed in a background check. Job applicants and existing employees may be asked to submit to background checks. For some jobs, state law requires screening. The current emphasis on security and safety has dramatically increased the number of employment background checks conducted. In short, employers are being cautious.

What Is Included in a Background Check?

Background reports can range from a verification of an applicant's Social Security number to a detailed account of the potential employee's history.

Below is a sample list of information that might be included in a background check.

Driving records check Vehicle Registration Credit Records Criminal Records
Social Security No. Education Verification Court Records Employment Verfication
Professional Licensure Verification Personal References Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Medical Records
Verfication of past employers Military Records State Licensing Board Records Drug Test Records
Bankruptcy Character References Workers' Compensation Sex offender lists

Types of jobs that may require Background Checks:

  • Administration
  • Construction, Property Management
  • Child Care
  • Counseling, Social and Guidance Services
  • Education, Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Finance and Management
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement and Public Protection
  • Legal Services
  • Public Relations
  • For more information regarding background checks contact, the hiring agency.