September 4, 2008
With all the news over the past few weeks about Presidential vetting I felt it was appropriate to clarify some important points. Vetting a person through the media and through associates is much different than your traditional employment background investigation. Typically (and legally) a background check on a potential employee will not include allegations of pregnancy, marital infidelity and spousal arrests. Picking a Vice Presidential candidate leads the “vetter” down a much different path. An employer is not concerned so much with how the Country will perceive their employee. For a more in-depth view of how an employment background check is done, read our series Employment Screening 101. For information on other areas of employment screening check out employeescreen University. To read more about how potential VP candidates are vetted…..open any newspaper, blog, magazine, etc.!!
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