Conducting thorough background checks on individuals is imperative for anyone needing to know the real truth behind an individual’s past. Hiring managers and recruiting firms, in particular, need to know every possible detail available for a candidate before presenting an offer of employment to avoid any past issues that may inhibit performance or even create a financial risk or liability for the company. FYI Investigations has intuitive search features making it easy to customize the search criteria for a given candidate depending on the required skills needed for the position.
For example, say an executive head hunter is looking for a board-level management position at an engineering firm. For this highly-specialized position, the candidate would have to prove themselves managerially and also would need their professional licensure in good standing with no instances that might be brought to light after employment, which could ultimately damage the reputation of the firm and severely impact their business. Suppose the head hunter was presented with three very impressive candidates with stellar resumes and recommendations. Utilizing a thorough background check for each, the headhunter would be able to narrow down the search to the only candidate with a blemish-free record.
The search would attain information like a complete address summary and details with corresponding dates at each address for each candidate. Some examples are motor vehicle registrations, property and asset ownership (boats and aircrafts), past and present email addresses, phone numbers, voter registration, employment history, hunting/fishing licenses, and even criminal offenses such as sex offenses and other criminal records. One candidate may show a lapse in their professional license that could put the company’s accreditation at risk. Another candidate may show past bankruptcies that resulted in numerous liens and judgments, even though these records may not have been publically disclosed. In this way, our headhunter could now narrow down the candidate pool to the best candidate possible.