Conducting Effective Background Checks
A frequent misconception about background checks is that there exists a massive, centralized data repository that stores every piece of information the government has ever collected on every person. In truth, information is often incomplete and fragmented between different agencies and non-governmental organizations. Sometimes the data available is simply unreliable.
Furthermore, there is not a universal way to perform a background check, given that the level of depth and scope will vary based on the purpose of the search. The background check for a construction worker will not be the same as that for a high-level manager, and a check on an individual will differ greatly from one performed on an organization.
This course will help you make sense of these issues by reviewing the fundamentals of performing background checks, exploring the various types of background checks and the purposes of each, and addressing the legal considerations to take into account when performing a background check.
- Fundamentals of performing background checks
- Legal considerations of performing a background check
- How to develop an effective background check policy
- Which records are available when conducting a background check
Table of Contents
|Lesson 2||When to Perform a Background Check|
|Lesson 3||Developing a Background Check Policy|
|Lesson 4||Public Records and Data Vendors|
|Lesson 5||Court and Law Enforcement Records|
|Lesson 6||Other Government Records|
|Lesson 7||Credit Reports|
|Lesson 8||Other Financial Records|
|Lesson 9||Additional Online Resources|
|Lesson 10||Reference Checking|
|Lesson 11||International Background Checks|
|Lesson 12||The Fair Credit Reporting Act|
|Lesson 13||Anti-Discrimination Rules|
|Lesson 14||Financial and Health Privacy Laws|
|Lesson 15||State-Specific Laws|
|Lesson 16||Bribery and Anti-Corruption Laws|
|NASBA Information:||Specialized Knowledge|
|Last Updated:||June 2022|
|Delivery Method:||QAS Self-Study|
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