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What To Know About Background Checks


Posted on May 24th, by Jessica Miles in Job Search. Comments Off on What To Know About Background Checks

If a potential employer requests a background check, the candidate who they are considering hiring must provide written authorization.  It is very important for candidates to provide authorization to the background-check company directly for privacy reasons.

Since it is the employer who is requesting and paying for the background check the information will not be shared with the candidate and this is the norm. 

Typically, candidates should not authorize a background check unless they are well into the selection process, and have met with the company in-person and confirmed that they are interested in the role.

We often see background checks as a requirement when candidates will have the use of company credit cards, profit and loss responsibility, and for individuals who work with high-risk populations such as children and elderly.

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Jessica Miles is one of our very successful Sales Recruiters here at Goldbeck Recruiting. She specializes in recruiting professionals for sales, sales management and marketing positions in the industrial, healthcare, commodity trading, financial and B2B sectors. Jessica has successfully filled very difficult searches for demanding clients across Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. Jessica takes great pride in the time and effort she takes to understand her client’s requirements and then methodically and thoroughly scouring all passive and active candidates in the relevant labour markets. Like all of our recruiters at Goldbeck Recruiting, Jessica uses the most up-to-date digital candidate sourcing tools and methodology. This is combined with candidate evaluation techniques using precise matrix systems and thorough face-to-face interviews.




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