A background check is an investigation into a person’s professional and personal history that validates or disproves their character and identity. A typical background check includes criminal records, education, employment history, civil records, references, and more depending on the situation and individual.
Pre-employment screening and background checks are used interchangeably. However, pre-employment screenings are mainly requested by Human Resources on behalf of employers who are recruiting for future team members ranging from general checks to more strategic in-depth vetting.
Why get a background check?