A background check or investigation is generally performed by hiring managers in order to see if a job candidate has a criminal record. These investigations are also a good way to ensure people’s academic records are what they say they are and to look into people’s credit history. Any organization can choose to perform these checks from private institutions to government agencies. They are most often performed by parties that need high security such as airports, schools, hospitals and financial institutions. These checks are also a good way to ensure that an individual is who he or she says and that there is nothing in the person’s past that could potentially reflect poorly on the company. Most of the time, it costs a fee to run a check.
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