Background check results are more important in hiring decisions than they have ever been. Employers are also using screenings on an ongoing basis during employment. Inaccurate information, however, is a real issue, and certain research organizations have determined that anywhere from 46% to 79% of background checks include factual errors. Employers will not know if the data is incorrect, thus, it is important for individuals to research their own background reports.
You can contract with a background checking company to prepare a report on you (look for those accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners), or you can conduct the research yourself:
In addition to the steps above, be proactive with creating a positive online presence. Consider hiring a company that specializes in online reputation management or search online for ideas and steps you can take to manage your own online existence.
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