Statistics state that about 85% of businesses implement some type of background check on employees before hiring them.  Companies are looking for a trustworthy employee who will work honestly and be a safe person to have around.  One reason why company uses background checks among applicants is information verification.  There are many types of background checks including credit criminal history search, employment and education, social security traces, drug and alcohol screenings, and much more. Below is the article of Everyday Interview Tips on Why Do Companies Do Background Checks.


More and more companies are turning to background checks in order to find out more about the applicant. This entirely legal research is designed to give the employer an idea about whether or not you are who you say you are. You are who you say you are, aren’t you?

Something like 400% of applicants lie on their resume. That’s a pretty incredible fake number. As more and more companies start to use background checks, the importance of being honest on your resume increases greatly.

Why Background Checks?

Employers do background checks for the following reasons:

  • Identity Check – there are a variety of reasons that employers want to make sure you are you, but for immigration reasons, stolen identities, etc., there is an even greater risk for the employer if they hire someone that is not who they say they are.
  • Criminal History – If you have one of these, that’s bad.


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