27 Background Checks provided by Neeyamo

27 background checks

Background checks are an essential part of your business security. They can help you identify employees with a history of criminal activity, drug use, or other issues that may make them unfit for employment. However, if your company doesn’t understand the different background screening checks available, it could leave itself open to liability. 

 

This blog will cover 27 types of background screening checks and their uses so that you can make informed decisions about which kind of check is right for your company. 

 

1. Address check 

  

Address verification is the process of confirming the information about addresses provided by the prospective employee. 

 

 2. Civil litigation 

 

Civil litigation check reveals information concerning one’s legal actions, including compensation claims, credit/debtor law, property, real estate, bankruptcy, etc. 

 

 3. Credit check 


Credit verification is primarily performed for positions in the financial sector. Banks and credit card companies use credit scores to evaluate the potential risk posed by lending money to consumers and mitigating losses due to bad debt. 

   

 4. Criminality check 

 

A criminality check is conducted to track any criminal indulgence or misconduct with the help of newspapers and publicly available databases. A criminality check is mainly performed to see if there are any adverse records against prospective employees/applicants. 

  

 5. Adversarial records check 

 

A criminal record check is an investigation performed to obtain information on one’s criminal records, including the records of arrests, detentions, felonies, misdemeanors, criminal charges dispositions, etc. 

 

 6. Court record 

  

Criminal records can also be checked in court databases based on the cases filed against candidates. This type of verification is considered a court record check; however, the intent of doing both criminal verifications and court records remains the same.    

 

 7. Global Database  

 

Employers perform a global Database check to check if the applicant is/was involved in any serious crimes like terrorism, financial fraud, narcotics, etc.   

 

 8. Directorship 

   

A directorship check provides information on an individual’s past and present directorships. This information can be helpful to employers who wish to verify that an applicant has indeed been a company director. 

   

 9. Drug test   

 

Lab-Based Drug Screening is performed to identify if the potential candidate uses illicit substances. It may include a standard 5, 7, 9, or 10-panel urine drug test collected and tested by one of our partner collection sites and lab partners. 

 

 10. Education


Education verification is primarily performed to see if the potential employee has graduated or received a college degree, graduate degree, or some other accredited university degree. 

 

 11. Employment 

 

Employment verification is conducted to check if the previous experience claimed by a prospective employee is genuine or not, to check if the work experience is sufficient enough to meet the position’s requirements and if the asserted designations and responsibilities are valid. 

 

 12. Financial services authority 

 

Financial Services Authority check is conducted for positions in financial sectors to determine whether a candidate is registered with the FSA and has been prohibited from working in controlled functions by the FSA.   

 

 13. Gap analysis

   

 A Gap Analysis check is conducted to identify the gap between education and employment or between multiple employment checks to make sure the information provided by the candidate is genuine or not.

 

 14. Identification details   

 

 Employers use identification details to ensure that prospective employee/applicant-provided information is associated with the identity of a real person and to check if the candidates are who they claim they are.   

 

 15. CV Validation  

 

 The CV validation process helps to validate critical information related to a candidate. This involves comparing facts mentioned in the CV against details filled up in the Candidate Information Form/Background Verification Form for inconsistencies.

   

 16. Social Security Number 

 

Social Security Number, predominantly called SSN check is specific to the USA and is used to track one’s identity and address history; hence it has become one of the crucial checks for background screening.

    

 17. Right To Work   

 

A right-to-work check verifies that everyone you recruit is legally entitled to work in the respective country. This check is an obligation of the employer, and permitting an unauthorized non-citizen to work, may result in imprisonment or penalty, depending on the severity of the violation.

 

 18. Motor Vehicle Records 

 

Employers in the transportation industry mainly perform motor vehicle records/driving history checks. This check would cover records of speeding, accidents, or not adhering to driving rules specified by the country’s transportation authority.

  

 19. Adverse Media Check  

 

Adverse media check is an open internet search using specific strings and the applicant’s name. Sometimes, government authorities/courts do not have a record in their databases as it is a lengthy procedure. However, the media does track it and publish it. Unreported cases are not available in court records; however, the media may have track of such incidences. 

 

 20. Professional License 

 

Professional License Check helps verify the candidate’s professional licenses through the issuing agency/authority and licensing board to validate the candidate’s license type, status, certificate or designation number, date of issuance/expiration, and any disciplinary actions.   

 

 21. Reference check 

   

Reference verification checks an applicant’s professional capabilities, skills, and behavioral aspects in the previous organization.   

 

 22. Sex offender

   

A sex offender check is performed to ascertain whether the person has been convicted as a sex offender. The country’s official authorities record and maintain the convictions and charges in a registry for such offenses.   

 

 23. Globe + 

 

It is a combination of a Global database and an Adverse media check. 

   

 24. Professional accreditation 

 

Professional Accreditation is a check in which an independent, professional organization acknowledges that a person has met or surpassed its standards. 

 

 25. Social media 

  

A social media check is a search through social media websites using the applicant’s name and a few other parameters. This helps identify if the prospective employee’s online presence is negative such as oppressive behavior, tends toward racism, nudity, or immoderate usage of abusive language.            

 

 26. Politically exposed persons 

 

This is to identify whether someone is linked with any political party or if they are related to any politician.

 

 27. Health validates sanctions check 

   

Health Care Sanctions is a search of multiple state and federal sources in the healthcare industry, including OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, ORI, PHS, Tri-Care, SAM, State Medicaid Data, plus all state licensing boards that issue certificates, licenses, or sanctions. Searches for disciplinary actions and/or disqualifications and helps us verify a professional medical license. 

 

Background checks are a great way to ensure hiring the best candidates for your business. With so many options, it’s hard to know where to start!  

 

Neeyamo makes it easier for you to recruit the best fit for your company. It saves you time and effort and safeguards against errors and delays.

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