Do Organizations Rely on Background Checks Too Much?

By Louis R. Mizell, Jr., and Michael A. Gips 

Security Management Magazine Dec 1 2020

Background checks, preemployment screening, background investigations—by whatever name, it’s the process of scouring criminal, academic, employment, and other records to verify that potential hires are who they say they are and have the background, education, and experience they claim.

A cornerstone of a sound security program, preemployment screening is used almost universally by employers; the Professional Background Screening Association indicates that 96.1 percent of employers perform some sort of preemployment background screening.

And most background checks in the United States run smoothly and effectively, in compliance with the U.S. federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and with no complaint.

However, Read on at the link below.