Why Is the Responsible Use of Database Searches in Background Checks Important?

Background checks are often conducted during the hiring process for employees or the application process for tenants. Prior to conducting a background check, the employer or landlord must inform the individual through a proper disclosure. In addition, they must receive authorization from the individual. Failing to do so can leave the employer or landlord at risk for potential legal action. Database searches are commonly used as part of this process, however it is important to know that not all databases are thorough and reports may contain inaccuracies.  Therefore, it is critical to use database searches in background checks responsibly.

At TruDiligence, we are aware of all laws pertaining to proper background investigations. In addition, we use only the most authoritative databases when we conduct our investigations. Sometimes potential employees or tenants will omit relevant information, or will modify their personal identification information in order to try to deceive the investigator. This can leave the employer or landlord vulnerable. We provide investigations that are complex and thorough. You can rest assured that our searches will return all pertinent facts and data.

Many times, with database searches, you get what you pay for. Inexpensive searches are likely not authoritative and may miss relevant information. Their results may be erroneously matched with another individual, and may not be correct. Pre-employment or tenant screenings are vital to your business, and mistakes cannot be made. That’s why it is critical to use an experienced background screening service. Do not take chances. Contact TruDiligence today to learn more about how we can help your business.

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