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A background check or background investigation is a review of a potential employee's criminal, commercial and financial records.
Background check definition
A background check or background investigation is a review of a potential employee's criminal, commercial and financial records. The goal of background checks is to ensure the safety and security of the employees in the organisation.
Background checks are usually done to validate information written on an employment application or CV and can include past employment verification, credit history, license record checks and criminal records. The criteria is determined by employee's prospective or current employer.
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