Any business that has employees or contractors drive on its behalf when conducting business should include a Driving History search in their pre-employment screening program. This search is frequently utilized as part of an ongoing safety program which includes updating employee background checks. The content of each state’s Driver History report varies, but will generally contain the driver’s license issue and expiration date, current status, and a record of violations, suspensions or revocations. Data dates back from 3 to 10 years depending on the state. Nearly all state’s reports are available instantly.
The Workers Compensation history component of a background check can provide the injury description, injury date, filing date, weekly compensation rate, and compensation dates. The availability of this background check search varies by state and can take anywhere from two to ten business days. Signed releases authorizing a background check may need to be faxed directly to the record holder and some states require specific forms. All employers should check to be sure this background screening tool is used in compliance with the ADA and FCRA.
Confirmation of an Applicant’s credentials is paramount where licenses and certifications are required. The appropriate licensing authority is contacted based on the client’s input to verify the Applicant’s current standing and ascertain other critical information. This search is used for pre-employment screening as well as updating current employee background check reports. Return times vary by agency.