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Think resume checking and candidate background checking are a poor use of your time? Think again. During times of economic challenge, checking the background and credentials of your potential employee becomes even more important.

Do appropriate candidate background check to save your company negative effects of false resumes and job applications. Time spent on prevention, with thorough candidate background check, will save you time, energy, and heartbreak.

Learn the facts about your favorite candidate before you’ve come to own him, love him, train him, and integrate him only to find that he and his credentials are fraudulent.

Knowing that employment application fraud is rising, Zoom Investigations Inc. will invest time and energy ensuring the accuracy of background presented on the application, will check resume for exaggeration and enlargement of experience, education and credentials.

Previous employment verification can be customized to meet your needs or you can select our standard education verification that checks:

  • Name and Social Security Number
  • Employment Dates
  • Position
  • Compensation
  • Rehire Status

Mandatory Background Checks

Certain jobs and industries have federal and state mandates requiring a criminal record check to be performed prior to hiring. Those industries include the following:

  • Airports and aviation
  • Banking
  • Child Care
  • Elder care
  • Gaming (casinos, race tracks)
  • Hazmat drivers
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Public school teachers and bus drivers
  • Scout troop leaders
  • Security and investigations
  • Service workers performing work in customers home
  • Service workers performing work in schools
  • Volunteers who serve as coaches for youth sports activities

Types of Background Checks and areas of focus

Depending on the needs of the employers, legal obligations, and the sensitivity of the position, a background check can potentially require examination of variety of records and sources of information. They include the following :

  • Bankruptcy filings
  • Character references
  • Court records
  • Credit records
  • Criminal records
  • Driving records
  • Drug tests
  • Education records
  • Incarceration records
  • Medical records
  • Military records
  • Neighbors
  • Past employers
  • Personal references
  • Property ownership
  • Sex-offender lists
  • Social security numbers
  • State licensing records
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Workers Compensation records

The bottom line is that pre-employment background checks help organization be more successful. Thorough background checks help employers:

  • Reduce the high cost of turnover by screening in employees who stay longer.
  • Reduce losses from employee theft, employee fraud, drug and alcohol abuse, absenteeism, workplace violence, and litigation.
  • Avoid wasted benefits.
  • Reduce training and employee development costs.
  • Increase productivity through hiring employees with better work habits, attitudes, policies, and practices.
  • Enhance professionalism by “screening in” appropriate workplace attitudes.