What information shows up on pre-employment background checks?
Pre-employment background checks can reveal a wide range of information about a candidate’s past, including their work history, education, criminal history, and more. Each company has different requirements, which means each company may have different screenings with different scopes to help make an informed choice. For example, ride sharing companies may order a motor vehicle record screening in addition to criminal records screenings.
Information that may be included in your pre-employment background check includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Reportable criminal records, according to state and federal law,
- Reportable Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs): MVRs return data from at least 3 years back, though some state agencies report older violations,
- Employment verifications: verification of employment over the past 10 years, and
- Education verifications: verification of the highest degree obtained.