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Background Check FAQ’s

Background Check FAQ’s

  • What is a background check?

A background check is a process a person or company uses to verify that a person is who they claim to by checking their criminal record and education and employment history that help claim their validity.

  • What does a background check consist of?

The most common background check consists of criminal history and education and employment verification.

  • Why should I conduct a background check?

Conducting a background check is important because they’ll help keep your employees and customers safe. Failing to properly screen applicants can also put your business at risk. It’s important to remember that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. What isn’t on the resume may actually be the most important information about the person.

  • What are the different types of background checks?

Social Security Number Trace – An investigative tool that reveals where a potential employee has lived or worked. It also provides aliases connected with the potential employee during the criminal screen.

Multi-jurisdictional Search – A proprietary database search compiled from multiple sources consisting of court records, incarceration records, prison/inmate records, probation/parole/release information, arrest data, wants and warrants and/or other proprietary sources. This is useful for finding out if the potential employee committed a crime outside of the state or county where they live or work.

County Criminal Records Check – A criminal records search in the exact areas where a potential employee may have lived, worked, or went to school in. One of the most common searches done in a background check.

Statewide Criminal Records Check – A check of statewide criminal databases used to reveal any felonies or misdemeanors in the potential employee’s state, outside of their home county.

Sex Offender Registry – A screening tool that covers all 50 states that is designed to show if a potential employee is a registered sex offender.

Terrorist Watch List – A check that cross-references the U.S. and foreign sanctions and watch lists as provided by U.S., foreign governments, and international organizations.

Education Verification – Verify your applicant’s highest degree earned. This includes the major, graduation date, and G.P.A., as readily available.

Employment Verification – Verify your applicant’s employment history, employment dates, salary, title, and eligibility for rehire, as readily available.

DOT Employment Verification – Verify your applicant’s previous or current Department of Transportation related employment which includes start and end date, title, salary, eligibility for rehire, and the reason for leaving.

  • What data do you need to begin the background check?

A quality background check begins with the full name as provided by the applicant as well as the date of birth and the social security number.

  • How long does a background check take to complete?

A thorough background check typically takes between one to three days. More complex background checks that require additional research can take longer.

  • How much does a background check cost?

Noble Diagnostics background check packages start as low as $12. To discuss a background screening package that fits your needs, please contact us.

  • How do I order a background check?

Once your account has been set up, our Background Investigations Manager will contact you to provide an orientation.

  • What if an applicant disputes the findings on the background report?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) outlines procedures that must be followed in the event that an applicant decides that they’re going to dispute findings. The applicant can submit their dispute to the employer or directly to the screening agency. The screening agency is then responsible for conducting a re-investigation and report their findings directly to the applicant

  • What is the purpose of the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

The purpose of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is to facilitate the flow of essential information concerning an individual’s background while at the same time protecting their privacy rights and minimizing the risk of inaccurate reports

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